Hungarian-American escapologist and magician (1874-1926). Autograph picture postcard signed ("Houdini & Bess"). Münster. 26.08.1908. 8vo. 1 page. With autograph address.
$ 4,741 / 4.500 €
To his sister Carrie Gladys Weiss (1882-1959) in New York: "Dear sis. Gladys. Am here on a visit. Leave for Hannover for 1 day than [!] to Berlin. Regards & love [...]". - In August 1908 Houdini had begun his second European tour, starting in Germany, where he enjoyed a particularly enthusiastic audience with his recently developed "milk can trick". - It is surprising that Harry wrote directly to his sister, who had been almost blind since childhood and probably could not have read the card without help.