NOVEMBER 6, 1916

PITTSBURGH & HOUDINI

LIBERTY AVENUE  /  WOOD STREET

RICK SEBAK - WQED - ANOTHER TRIP DOWNTOWN

 

 

On the afternoon of November 6, 1916 Harry Houdini performed his world famous upside down straight jacket escape high above the streets of Pittsburgh while thousands watched in awe. Harry was in town to perform a run of shows at the New Davis Theater.  Before his first performance, he wanted to make the cover of all the next morning papers.