1913 Harry Houdini signed real photo postcard
A vintage signed photographic postcard of Harry Houdini (1874-1926) in a half length pose wearing a pinstripe suit jacket and bow tie. Signed "Harry Houdini" in dark fountain pen ink to a clear area of the image, adding the sentiment "Best wishes" and date, 24th April 1913, in his hand. The 18.5 x 13.5 cm postcard remains in excellent condition. It was signed during Houdini's European tour of 1913, a significant year in both his personal and professional life. The magician's mother, Cecilia Weisz, to whom he was greatly devoted, died in 1913 whilst he was in Sweden. In the same year Houdini also introduced the elaborate Chinese Water Torture Cell escape to his repertoire, perhaps his most famous act.