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A Word About Museums
It pandered to the most foolish curiosity and to the most morbid appetite for the marvelous. The most gross deceptions were shamelessly resorted to to cause a week's wonder and to swell the week's receipts. The "Lecture Room" -- once a sort of "lyceum" hall, latterly a minor theatre in look and character -- furnished for the entertainment of its patrons the most vulgar sensation dramas of the day....
|Title:||A Word About Museums|
|Date:||July 27, 1865|
|Source:||Available at selected libraries|
|Keywords:||Art; Entertainment; Entertainment, Leisure & Recreation; Media; Museums; Physical Disability; Popular Culture; Theater|