Below the original advert for the stunt, a terrific photo of Houdini in action, and the New York Herald's amusing account of the escape told from the point of view of the police officer who served Houdini with a summons when he came back down to earth.
|New York Daily News, Jan. 5, 1922.
|The New York Herald, Jan. 6, 1922
To give this some context, this was at the start of Houdini's return to the Keith's vaudeville circuit after spending two years making movies. So this was Houdini getting back up to his old tricks, literally!