Thursday, July 14, 2011
When the Milk Can Escape seemed to him outmoded, Houdini moved on to a more grueling escape: the Water Torture Cell. He debuted the escape at Circus Busch in Germany, 1912, as advertised in this gruesome lithograph. As he is lowered upside down, water spills over the sides to stress the danger of this most riveting performance.
Der Weltberühmte, Houdini, c. 1912, color lithograph