Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Houdini returns to Winnipeg

The Millennium Library in downtown Winnipeg, Canada, has a display celebrating Houdini's appearances in that city in 1915 and 1923. Bruce Thomson created the display and shared this image on Kevin Connolly's Conjuring History Facebook group. It will be on view until October 20th.

From this display I learned that Houdini did a suspended straitjacket escape in Winnipeg during his first visit. I knew about 1923 escape from the Free Press building, but I didn't know about this 1915 escape from the Telegram Building at 70 Albert Street (still there). Bruce provided a clipping below.

Thank you Bruce!

1 comment:

  1. Apparently the fellow in that photo on the far right is not Harry posing with Bess. At a distance, and without a close up, it looks like him. The short height and hair a close match.