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The amazing Harry Houdini’s performance paraphernalia and historic documents can be found at the History Museum at the Castle in Appleton, WI.  The famous magician called Appleton his home town.

14 responses

  1. Tony

    never heard of Harry Houdini, but Google will help. In Austria there is a village named Apetlon …

    March 11, 2011 at 6:45 am

  2. That’s a really cool bit of American cultural history and I bet that it is an interesting exhibit to see. The light in this shot makes it seem very inviting….

    March 11, 2011 at 7:47 am

  3. Very colourful exhibit.

    March 11, 2011 at 8:27 am

  4. fun exhibit of an amazing magician.

    March 11, 2011 at 8:57 am

  5. Long time ago in 1910 Harry Houdini claimed to be the first pilot to fly over Australia, so as well as getting out of tight squeezes he also flew planes!

    March 11, 2011 at 4:27 pm

  6. Steven

    Is that casket his or was it one he escaped from? Houdini needs no explaining to me, and I had no idea he was a native son. Thanks for showing this!

    March 11, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    • This casket is a replica of the prop casket Houdini used in his performances. The actual prop casket was used for his burial.

      March 12, 2011 at 8:33 am

  7. This is amazing.

    March 12, 2011 at 11:47 am

  8. Great stuff!

    March 13, 2011 at 8:31 am

  9. It was nice they used his prop casket to bury him…probably feels like a familar place!

    March 15, 2011 at 9:42 pm

  10. I wonder if he escaped from his prop burial casket?:) What a great series of these Museum shots. Love them all.

    March 16, 2011 at 8:09 pm

  11. Fascinating! I never thought of Houdini as coming from Wisconsin.

    March 24, 2011 at 9:03 am

  12. First class photo, and beautifully processed. I’m really enjoying looking through your blog!

    March 24, 2011 at 1:50 pm

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