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A popular form of entertainment in the mid-19th century was going to a museum. The first large museum in the country was founded in Philadelphia by the painterCharles Wilson Peale. This advertisement for the Boston Museum proudly states that the museum is the largest and best arranged in the United States. For the low admission price of 25 cents, a person could see exotic, grand exhibits and amusements. Tableaux, single wax figures, oil paintings, natural history and even theatrical entertainments were all on display.

 

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Boston Museum ad from the Gazette and Courier newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Gazette and Courier
date   Nov 18, 1850
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   20.0"
width   2.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L05.077


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"The Youth's Companion World Fair"

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