Houdini's Will

Regular price $15.00

A poster for Hardeen Houdini's magic show: 'Hardeen inherits his brother's secrets. Houdini's will makes possible the continuance of Houdini's master mysteries.' As shown by this poster, Hardeen used testamentary language in his advertisements in an effort to position himself as Houdini's heir in magic. The poster was printed by Carey and Sons Lith. of New York, c. 1936. The Library of Congress says, 'Under the terms of Houdini's will, the Library of Congress inherited the magic and spiritualism components of the great mystifier's library. Beatrice Houdini received the Theater Collection, now at the University of Texas at Austin. Apparatus and other stage effects were bequeathed to Hardeen.'

Mould-made 100% cotton rag, acid-free archival papers and heavyweight Exhibition Gallery Canvas. Sizes are in inches.

All prints come with a margin:

  • 8.5x11 & 11x17 prints: .50" margins
  • 19x13 prints: 1" margins
  • 22x17 prints: 1.5" margins
  • 30x24 & 47x34 prints: 2" margins

If an image's dimensions don't match the paper's dimensions there is a wider margin on the narrowest side. The long edge on prints 47x34 and larger will vary depending on the dimensions of the photo and may be longer than the size listed.

Custom Frames
We work with Simply Framed to offer high-quality custom frames made in the USA. Allow an additional 2-3 weeks for delivery. Frames come in black or brown wooden finish and include UV-shielding plexiglass, acid-free 4-ply light cream colored mats with beveled edges, archival acid-free foam core backing, protective paperback finish, wall bumpers, hanging hardware + nails, hanging and care instructions. Frames arrive gift-wrapped in kraft paper.
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