Saturday, March 23, 2013

Houdini's Charing Cross then and now

Andrew Beer, our man in London, who in the past has provided us with wonderful "Then and Now" photos of the Hippodrome, 20 Hanover Sq, and 12 Methley Street, is back today with this fantastic shot of Charing Cross station in London. I love this kind of stuff!

Houdini at Charing Cross in 1909...
...and the same spot today (2013).

Houdini had strong feelings about train travel in England and tips for how to do so economically. Watch for that in an upcoming installment of "The Handcuff King's Blog." Also, that white round container with HOUDINI written on it contains his Milk Can (as we explored here). By the way, the photo of Houdini was taken on Halloween 1909.

Thank you Andrew!


  1. Thanks Andrew and John! I love those then and now pictures. They connect us to those past events, especially when the original houses and buildings still stand.

    I would love to see a current photo of the house Hardeen owned in Brooklyn. If I visit N.Y. this summer, this will be a project for me.

    1. Yes, I would love to see a pic of the Hardeen house as well! Hope you can make it to NYC this summer. :)

  2. I hope so too, John.

  3. Is the address of the home known?

  4. Yes, it is in one of the biographies.