“My darling I love you”

On June 22, 1894, Harry Houdini married Wilhelmina Beatrice (“Bess”) Rahner after just three weeks of courtship. The newlyweds spent their honeymoon at Coney Island and were married for 32 years. Bess, a Cathholic girl born in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, was an entertainer in her own right and performed at the Sea Beach [...]