Sunday, May 10, 2015

Houdini's baby shoe

Here's a Mother's Day treat from the collection of Jon Oliver (the man who sleeps in Houdini's bed). This is Houdini's baby shoe. This is from a pair presumably saved by his mother and then passed to Houdini. After Houdini's death, they went to Bessie's family. This appears to be the right shoe. David Copperfield has the left one in his collection. Oh baby.

Happy Mother's Day.

Thank you Jon.



  1. I'd let DC have it for a million bucks...

  2. First off, I just want to say that I hope all the moms had a great Mother’s Day! Secondly, thank you for sharing this treat.
    So are we to assume that is the right shoe from the photo above that also appears with a date of 1877 in many of the Houdini books and lists Houdini as 3 ½ years of age in the photo?
    And is that Theo Hardeen next to him?

    1. I assume that is Theo (don't know who else it would be) and also that Ehrich's wearing the shoes here. They do look like them. No way to really know for sure though.