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These stunners appeared like magic this morning from my new best friend, Marco Pusterla of The Ephemeral Collector. These pics appeared in the London Daily Mirror on February 4, 1904, accompanying a story about Houdini's jail-break from Liverpool Bridewell. (You can find it and more articles like it at UKPressOnline.)
By the way, Marco Pusterla is currently researching the Italian magician Chefalo. If you have some info that can help him out, give him a holler via his website or shoot me an email and I can forward it. Yes, he's Wild About Chefalo!
Thank you, Marco.
This is cool. Nice to find another magic history blog too. And yesterday's photo was great by the way.ReplyDelete
Thanks. Marco also has a nice site devoted to Chefalo: http://www.chefalo.net/ReplyDelete
Thank you, John!ReplyDelete
Houdini did indeed get lot of publicity from the Daily Mirror... didn't he? ;-)
He certainly seemed to have an, um, relationship with them. ;)ReplyDelete
Well, I wasn't a bit disappointed in yesterday's picture, but I'm thrilled to see THESE! :) I've never seen them before. They're great. Thanks John.ReplyDelete
Oh, I don't really think anyone was disappointed in yesterday's pic. Especially us hardcores. I'm just having some with my presentation. :)ReplyDelete