Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Houdini captured at Historic Auto Attractions

I love discovering Houdini artifacts and displays where you might not expect them. Recently I found this photo of a Houdini display at Historic Auto Attractions in Roscoe, Illinois. Who knew!?

This is more than your average display. The full body straitjacket appears to be an original that sold for $24,150.00 in Butterfield & Butterfield's auction of memorabilia from The Houdini Magical Hall of Fame in November 1999. The red trunk on the left of the pic is also familiar to me (my recollection is that it reads "Glass"), but I'm not able to find it in any of my auction catalogs.

This photo was taken by "sporst" and posted to Fliker. I wasn't able to contact the user (not without selling my soul to yahoo), so if you are "sporst" and would like a different credit or for me to remove this image, please contact me. In the meantime, thank you for sharing this!

Below are links to a few other unexpected Houdini displays.

UPDATE: Chuck Romano over at My Magic Uncle also covered this in 2013, so it looks like he knew!



  1. Check this out

    Look at the comments below the post. :)