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    Houdini And Theodore Roosevelt Photograph June 23, 1914. Large format photograph measuring 11" x 14" with the imprints in the negative. When the SS Imperator set sail for New York City in June 1914, it had on board bigwigs of both politics and entertainment-namely, former president Theodore Roosevelt and acclaimed illusionist Harry Houdini. Houdini was returning from a performance tour across the UK, and Roosevelt had been busy with a tour of his own: visiting European museums, meeting ambassadors, and then attending the wedding of his son, Kermit, in Madrid. Though the two men hadn't crossed paths before, they soon became fast friends, often exercising together in the morning (at least, whenever Houdini wasn't seasick). It is said that Houdini had the former President participate séance on board the ship as well. A fantastic image in excellent condition. The Eric C. Caren Collection.

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    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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