This meme has been making the rounds on Facebook and I've received a few emails asking if it's real. Well, it is real in the sense that this is an image of Houdini in 1918 when the flu pandemic was raging. But it has nothing to do with the pandemic. This is a screen grab from Houdini's The Master Mystery
. Houdini is wearing a mask here to protect himself from the dreaded "Madagascar Madness." I'm actually the one who first shared this image on Facebook. But then someone made it into this meme and it has taken on a life of its own.
So while it's a little misleading, the sentiment is certainly legit. Wear a mask!
Here's wishing everyone a safe and Covid free Labor Day.
When people don't know or care about the "History of Magic," this ALWAYS happens. Don't blame yourself as you did it in a "Good and Humorous Light😀 Benjilini🎩🐰😷ReplyDelete