Vintage Restoration Canvas Artworks - Houdini Water Torture
At Studio52, we’re big in acknowledging the greats of bygone eras, knowing that they paved the way for us to follow – and continue to inspire us to this day.
The golden age of magic and vaudeville produced some of the greatest artworks the world has seen, however tragically many of these were lost to the ravages of time… until now.
This artwork is a reproduction of the original Chinese Water Torture poster for Houdini's Escapology Act used while touring through the US from 1915 - 1916. Printed by The Strobridge Litho, Co., c. 1916. Until recently, it was believed this version of the Chinese Water Torture was promotional only, and never actually used by Houdini, however drawings and descriptions of the actual act of the time from a number of newspapers have since proved otherwise.
Available in Display size only - 10" x 20" (25cm x 50cm)