The culmination of several years of effort--collections from the American Museum of Magic are now available through the Google Cultural Institute. This is a major accomplishment for a small museum and we're delighted to have this finally up and running. The Magic Museum is home to the nation's largest publicly accessible collection of artifacts, exhibits, and live performance experience dedicated to this fascinating topic. Worth a trip to Marshall, Michigan to see it. In the meantime, follow the link to the GCI for a taste of what awaits.
The poster here is an example of what you'll find at the GCI page. You'll notice that this is not the familiar "Do Spirits Return?" poster that we've seen in books and online. The size of the poster and the colors are somewhat different, as is the typeface used for Houdini's name. The poster is misdated as 1909. This was used to advertise Houdini's full evening "3 Shows in One" in 1925-26.
Check out more at the American Museum of Magic GCI page.
Thanks to John C. Sherwood for the alert.