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Harry Houdini Scrapbook [Christmas Card]

File name: 09_03_000056

 

Title: Harry Houdini Scrapbook [Christmas Card]

 

Creator/Contributor: Quincy Kilby (1854-1931), creator; Harry Houdini (1874 –1926), contributor

 

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Date created: 1904-1926

 

Physical description: scrapbook

 

Summary: In the 1920s, after the death of his beloved mother Cecilia, Houdini turned his energies toward debunking self-proclaimed psychics and mediums. Houdini's extensive magical training enabled him to expose frauds who had successfully fooled many scientists and academics.

 

Apparently only the spirit of Santa Claus could tear him away from his “spirit debunking task” as this whimsical, hand-colored Christmas card testifies.

 

Location: Boston Public Library, Rare Books & Manuscripts Department

 

Rights: Rights status not evaluated.

 

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Taken on October 9, 2009