Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Houdini and his Voisin

A postcard image of Houdini in his Voisin bi-plane in Australia has sold on eBay for $348.52. The auction received 17 bids. I've never seen this particular image of Houdini and his plane before. Note that his assistant, James Vickery, is in the shot. Looks like a dog also got in on the action.

You can read about Houdini's historic first Australia flight here.


  1. We have about a half dozen or more of Houdini's snapshots of the Voisin and his unpacking it in our collection when he was in Australia including at least two of the ones he had of the Wright brothers plane that crashed trying to beat him to it. These pictures are on display on the tour here for everyone to see.

    Dick Brookz & Dorothy Dietrich

    1. Love to see those. Some day I'm going to make it to your museum. :)