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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....
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Title: A Word About Museums
Creator: n/a
Date: July 27, 1865
Format: Article
Publication: The Nation
Source: Available at selected libraries
Keywords: Art; British Museum; England; Entertainment; Entertainment, Leisure & Recreation; Institutions; Media; Museums; New York; New York City, NY; Phineas T. Barnum; Physical Disability; Popular Culture; Theater
Topics: Mass Media, Culture & The Arts