Harry Blackstone in Three Rivers

HARRY BLACKSTONE SR.

 

From the Sturgis Journal newspaper, June 11, 1931: “A crowd lined the Wood Street Bridge and the banks of the river saw Harry Blackstone make his escape from a nailed casket lowered 14 feet into the water in only a few seconds Thursday afternoon. Blackstone clad in a bathing suit, was bound and placed in the casket which was nailed shut, then lowered into the stream. He reappeared almost immediately. Blackstone’s exhibition opened the three-day convention of world magicians, members of the International Magic Circle in Three Rivers.”