A skeleton key from the personal collection of magician and escapologist Harry Houdini (1874-1926). The key is mounted, framed and glazed. Originally billed as The Handcuff King, a significant portion of Harry Houdini's early repertoire involved escaping from various sets of handcuffs (and other restraints) presented to him by challengers; he eventually expanded the act to include escapes from jail cells, locked canvas mailbags, crates tossed in rivers, and other such scenarios. Framed display is approximately 15 x 16 inches. Includes key, photo, and certificate of authenticity!