Friday, May 20, 2011

Houdini letter helps the New York Public Library celebrate 100 years

A letter that Houdini wrote to the New York Public Library in 1911 is on display as part of a special exhibition of 250 unique items that celebrate the 100th birthday of the NYPL's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

New York Public Library

Other items include personal effects of Jack Kerouac, a copy of the Declaration of Independence handwritten by Thomas Jefferson, and a lock of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley's hair.

Celebrating 100 Years will be on display and free to the public until the end of December. For more information visit the NYPL website.

Source: Wired.

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