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Jimeh
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Being that I grew up loving Houdini my favorite poster is the one of Houdini where he's in arm and leg restraints ("Nothing On Earth Can Hold Houdini A Prisoner") Houdini Poster Link

What's your favourite?
emeline
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Hi all.

My favorite poster is named "Nothing On Earth Can Hold Houdini A Prisoner", too. In addition, I like the one entitled "Houdini presents his own original invention the greatest sansational mystery ever attempted in this or any other age". You seem to be quite interested with the art of magic made by Houdini, James! You're right, Houdini was so talented.

http://www.allposters.com/gallery.asp?st......earchID=

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Jimeh
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That he was. The fact that people today (who know nothing about magic) can name Houdini says something! He made an impact...

You're right Emeline, I was interested in Houdini at a young age and it's never stopped. I proudly hang my poster of him (mentioned above, see link) and have had it for a long time. There are many magic posters that are beautiful to look at but for me Houdini's are those most intriguing. Here are a few more I adore:

http://www.art.com/asp/sp-asp/_/PD--1364......0173B11F
http://www.art.com/asp/sp-asp/_/PD--1327......0173B11F
http://www.art.com/asp/sp-asp/_/PD--1362......0173B11F
http://www.art.com/asp/sp-asp/_/PD--1326......0173B11F

Enjoy!!

James
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Hi James.

Thanks for the links; the posters are obviously amazing and impressive. I like to collect old things such as Magic posters! The colors are unique, in addition, the text styles of the slogans are so elegant. By the way, have a look at the web site allposters.com because there is a range of vintage posters.

Emeline
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Some of my favorites are:

Carter the Great-
World's Weird Wonderful Wizard
Carter Beats the Devil
http://www.magicgallery.com/Carter%20window%20cards.htm

T. Nelson Downs-
King of Koins http://www.magicgallery.com/Downs%20imag......%20Koins

Kellar-
Levitation http://www.magicgallery.com/Kellar%20Lev.......com.htm
Witch Sailor and Monkey http://www.magicgallery.com/images/KELLAR_WITCH.jpg
Golden Butterfly http://www.magicgallery.com/images/kellbutterfly.jpg

Robinson (Chung Ling Soo)-
Marvelous Chinese Conjurer http://www.magicgallery.com/Soo%20Unseen.......com.htm
Fans http://www.magicgallery.com/Soo%20Fans.htm
Drum http://www.magicgallery.com/Soo%20Drum%20Cave.htm
Bullet Catch http://www.magicgallery.com/Soo%20Facing%20the%20Boxers.htm (interesting note that he died being shot during this trick)
B. Robert Pulver

The "I Hate Card Tricks!" Book of Card Tricks Vol. 1, 2, and 3
Kards for Kids
Sticky Situations
Sleightly Wacky
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Jimeh
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I have to admit Magicbob116, the Downs poster is also one of my favorites.
If I was to get another one that would be it!

Thanks for sharing those links!

James
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I like the Downs one that bob mentioned. A similar one I liked was "Houdini, King of Kards and Koins!"
I also really like the Comedians de Mephisto with the little cartoon strip stories and Talma tricking the cab driver. That one is probably my favorite. I have been so entranced by Talma ever since I saw that printed in Randi's magic history book that it helps fuel my never ending love of coin magic.
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This is the one I mean but I can't find a bigger copy:
http://www.rainfall.com/posters/images14......c015.jpg
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I am fond of Uncle Harry's Show of 1001 Wonders poster.
"Now here's the man with the 25 cent hands, that two bit magician..."
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I am sure you can find it here check out the prices $4 each.You cant beat that.

http://www.elcheapoposters.com/elcheapop......al_1.htm
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Blackstone, Sr.'s ORIENTAL NIGHTS; Harry Kellar's THE WITCH, THE SAILOR AND THE ENCHANTED MONKEY, Carter the Mysterious, Astral Hand, Carter the Great's VANISHING SACRED ELEPHANT, Great Raymond's, TRIP TO SPOOKSVILLE, Howard Thurston's PHANTOM PIANO, SPIRIT PAINTING, TUB OF DIOGENES and all his Strobridge levitations, Houdini's "Man in the bottle" vertical 3-sheet and most CLS lithographs.
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For me, It would have to be a toos up between Kellar Walking Through The Woods and Kellar Passing The Mantle to Thurston.
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On 2009-01-25 01:20, Janus109 wrote:
Alexandre KNOWS...


I had THIS tee shirt..Everyone wanted to know
what they should ask him.. Smile ...
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I think my favorite that I don't have is Karmi swallows the gun barrel and shoots a cracker from a mans head...and my fav that I have is the Great Virgil...a 4 sheet showing some of his tricks like shooting a woman from a cannon.
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I have a few of the ones mentioned here and I love them all.

No one has mentioned david blaine's posters which have been created much in the same vein as these classic ones. His artist Mark Stutzman http://www.eloqui.com is excellent in making the posters look classic and does a phenomenal job.
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Blaine Frozen in Time, contemporary, Selbit Wrestling Cheese for clasic.
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Carter camel poster and Keller levitation.
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