French conjuror Robert HoudinJean Eugne Robert-Houdin (December 6, 1805 - June 13, 1871) was a French magician. He is widely considered the father of the modern style of conjuring. HPG/8/1/1 (v"
Conjuror - Robert HoudinJean Eugene Robert-Houdin (1805-1871) the " conjuror" performing in front of a mid-nineteenth century French audience. Date: circa 1840
Houdin LevitationHoudins son, supported only by one elbow, reclines in space
French Magician / Robert Houdin PerformingFrench conjuror Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin (1805-1871) performing a magic trick using a Impression instantanee (instant printing) machine in the mid 19th century. Date: circa 1840
Magician / Robert Houdin PerformingFrench magician Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin (1805-1871) blowing smoke onto stage during performance. Date: circa 1840
Robert-Houdin PhotoJEAN EUGENE ROBERT-HOUDIN French stage magician, in 1855. Date: 1805 - 1871
Houdin and BottleThe inexhaustible bottle which just goes on pouring and pouring... Date: 1840s
Robert Houdin on StageRobert Houdin, the French stage magician, performing a trick
Houdin and CornetA small cornet - but when Houdin upturns it, a cascade of objects come tumbling out
Houdin and ScarfThe scarf - just an ordinary scarf - but when Houdin gives it a shake, it turns out to have been full of feathers !