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Houdini, King of Cards, 1895 Half sheet, National Pr. & Eng. Co., Chicago, mounted on cardboard, framed. 28" x 22", frame: 31.5" x 25" Houdini started his career as an unknown, working grinding dime museums and traveling road circuses, existing at the poverty level. Before developing the escape acts that would propel him to worldwide fame, he presented standard card manipulation acts of the road. This is an image of his time working the sideshows of the traveling Welsh Brothers Circus. NO RESERVE

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17: Harry Houdini, King of Cards

Estimate $10,000 - $20,000Dec 09, 2012
New York, NY, USA