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Jul 6 Newspaper Article Unveils Magic Behind Museum Exhibits

 

Jul 6 Newspaper Article Unveils Magic Behind Museum Exhibits

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Year: 
1890
Month: 
july
Day: 
6
Date: 
Sun, 1890-07-06

The St. Louis Daily Globe Democrat publishes an article on "The Wizard of the National Museum," describing the exhibits staff who work behind-the-scenes to make museum exhibits.  The article describes their workshop and marvels at their ability to make life-like imitations of almost anything, from humans to plants, animals and minerals with secret formulas and papier mâché casts.