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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] - 1880 - from W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera and Biblio.com

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

by [Phrenology]

Condition: Very good


[S.l.: s.n., 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.


  • Seller: W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera US (US)
  • Seller: Inventory #: 519
  • Title: AN EVENING'S ENTERTAINMENT BY MR. SELDEN CROSBY : SUBJECT-PHRENOLOGY .... THE WORKING POWER OF ELECTRICITY .... ALSO A MAGIC LANTERN EXHIBITION ... [caption title]
  • Author: [Phrenology]
  • Format/binding:Broadside
  • Book condition: Used - Very good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Publisher: s.n.
  • Place: [S.l.
  • Date published: 1880
  • Keywords: Americana, circus and allied arts, performing arts, lecture, medicine, quackery, phrenology, science, pseudoscience, electricity, magic lanterns, oddities, curiosities, human anomalies, freaks, ephemera, broadside
  • Bookseller catalogs: Americana; Circus & Allied Arts; Medicine;


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