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THE WONDERFUL ALBINO FAMILY, RUDOLPH LUCASIE, WIFE AND CHILDREN, FROM MADAGASCAR. THEY HAVE PURE WHITE SKIN, SILKEN WHITE HAIR AND PINK EYES!! HAVE BEEN EXHIBITED AT BARNUM'S MUSEUM N.Y. FOR THREE YEARS. NOW WITH BUCKLEY AND COUP [caption title]
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THE WONDERFUL ALBINO FAMILY, RUDOLPH LUCASIE, WIFE AND CHILDREN, FROM MADAGASCAR. THEY HAVE PURE WHITE SKIN, SILKEN WHITE HAIR AND PINK EYES!! HAVE BEEN EXHIBITED AT BARNUM'S MUSEUM N.Y. FOR THREE YEARS. NOW WITH BUCKLEY AND COUP [caption title]

By [Lucasie Family]

New York: Currier & Ives, 1860. First Edition. Broadside. Good. [1860] Color lithographic broadside, image approximately 12 x 9 inches. Top half-inch of image trimmed, not affecting pictorial content. Toning, small chips and closed tears, early soft folds. Good. Early Currier & Ives portrait of the albino Dutch Lucasie family, whom Barnum brought to New York from Amsterdam in 1857, advertised for years at the American Museum as natives of Madagascar, and contracted for tours, as advertised here. Scarce.

$225.00

AN EVENING'S ENTERTAINMENT BY MR. SELDEN CROSBY : SUBJECT-PHRENOLOGY .... THE WORKING POWER OF ELECTRICITY .... ALSO A MAGIC LANTERN EXHIBITION ... [caption title]
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AN EVENING'S ENTERTAINMENT BY MR. SELDEN CROSBY : SUBJECT-PHRENOLOGY .... THE WORKING POWER OF ELECTRICITY .... ALSO A MAGIC LANTERN EXHIBITION ... [caption title]

By [Phrenology]

[S.l.: s.n., ca. 1880]. Broadside. Very good. [ca. 1880]. Broadside, 19¼ x 8 inches. Early horizontal fold, minor chipping, two closed tears (1-inch and 1¼-inch) in lower margin, small marginal stains, very light occasional foxing. Very good. An unrecorded broadside advertising a lecture by Selden Crosby on phrenology and electricity, with public phrenological examinations offered, skulls shown, an electric battery demonstrated, and a magic lantern show given. The magic lantern exhibition includes life-size pictures of two famous late-18th/early-19th-century human anomalies: Daniel Lambert (1770-1809), who weighed over 700 pounds, and Calvin Edson (1788-1832), the "living skeleton," who weighed only 45. Spaces for venue, dates, and ticket price remain uncompleted. No records of or relating to this broadside have been located on OCLC or elsewhere.

$350.00