Monday, March 12, 2018

Houdini among "Windows on the Bowery"

The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors in New York has launched a special exhibition, "Windows on the Bowery" which features individual street posters displayed at 64 historic Bowery locations. Three of the posters include Houdini. Two mark the locations of Dime Museums he played early in his career (the Globe and Miners). The third marks the location of Otto Maurer's Magical Bazaar.

You can see all the posters and find their street locations at the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors website. The entire exhibition is also displayed inside the majestic HSBC Bank at 58 Bowery.

The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors is a nonprofit grassroots organization working to protect residents, small businesses, the neighborhood and the historic character of the Bowery.

Thanks to Colleen Bak and Da Mc.



  1. These posters are great; thanks for the heads up. I'll have to check them out. I noticed the 138 Bowery poster ("Italian Theatre & Triple-Jointed Wonders") also mentions Houdini, but only in passing (in a reference to Zamora, "an escape artist who pre-dated Houdini"). Amazing the detail and research that went into these posters.

    1. Ah, thanks for pointing that out. I didn't read the posters themselves, just pulled down those that had a pic of Harry.

  2. Wow. Wonderful, all of them.