A “New” Disguise of Rose Mackenberg’s (1928)

Miss Mack in a clever disguiseRose Mackenberg was among the most prolific and experienced “spook busters” of the 20th century, having learned at the feet of Harry Houdini himself as a member of Houdini’s “secret service”.  Disguise was a necessary weapon in her arsenal and her first stop in any new town was the local department store; there she would spend several hours making notes on the clothing of various “types” of women whom she might be required to impersonate in infiltrating fraudulent seances.

While a number of photographs of Miss Mack’s disguises have appeared online in recent years, we believe that this is the first modern reproduction of this particular ensemble.

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