Baltimore Crowd watching Harry Houdini, 1916

(Md. Historical Society Photographs, 8/2/2012)

Crowd watching Harry Houdini
Charles Street, Baltimore
April 26, 1916
Unidentified photographer
8 x 10 inch glass negative
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
1985.26.21

Over 500,000 people gathered in front of the Sun Building to watch Harry Houdini hang upside-down, 50 feet above the ground, for the two and a half minutes it took for him to escape from a straitjacket.

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