Friday, December 16, 2011
Houdini and his eagle shine in auction
This absolutely stunning signed photo of Houdini with his pet eagle, "Abraham Lincoln", sold Thursday at a Profiles in History auction for $2000 (plus $460 buyers premium). The photo is a gelatin silver glossy 6 7/8 in. x 7 1/8 with an inscription that reads: "The only tame eagle in the world ‘Abraham Lincoln,’ Houdini, N.Y. Hippodrome Season 1916-1917."
Houdini produced Abe from the folds of an American flag during the patriotic review show, Everything, at the Hippodrome. I've never seen this particular image before. I must say, both man and bird look amazing in this shot!
Thanks to Brad Henderson at the Genii forums for the alert.