Sunday, May 12, 2024

Restoring Hardeen

This magnificent Hardeen poster is currently undergoing restoration at the Harry Ransom Center. Eric Colleary, our friend and Cline Curator of Theatre & Performing Arts, posted this image to the Magic Collectors Corner Facebook group along with this plea:

We're working on a major conservation treatment of this Hardeen poster, a variant of a similar Houdini poster that also includes various cuffs and similar hand positions. Does anyone else happen to have a print of this Hardeen poster? And if so, would you be able to share an image for reference? Many thanks in advance!

If you can help Eric, reach out to him via the Harry Ransom Center website or on Facebook.

I've never seen this poster myself, but the image of Hardeen appears to have been drawn from a photo that can be seen in Milbourne Christopher's Houdini's The Untold Story.

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