Houdini at famous Wizard’s grave

Houdini at the grave of John Henry Anderson, Wizard of the North, Aberdeen, Scotland. 1914. Houdini traveled there because of his love of magic and spent money reconstituting the grave. 

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About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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5 Responses to Houdini at famous Wizard’s grave

  1. marblenecltr says:

    There is much in that photograph. We have Houdini’s commitment to his trade and the love Mary Robertson’s children had for her. I don’t think that the headstone was inexpensive, but John Anderson should listed his mother’s name above his. And Anderson/Robertson? Did he adopt the name of those who may have adopted him?
    As for the background, the stones used to construct the buildings are greatly varied, as is the way they were used. Unique, each home with its own character. And the solar powered clothes drier!
    All undoubtedly taken with a camera most cumbersome and using plates, Not roll film.

  2. marblenecltr says:

    Reblogged this on necltr and commented:
    Life and death 102 years ago.

  3. thefeatheredsleep says:

    Obsessed w Houdini. Ever heard the Kate Bush song? The KEY

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