Chatham Square Museum Facade, ca. 1888

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Magic Lantern Glass Slide. Extremely rare, unique view of this famed dime museum location, at 5 Chatham Square in New York City. The primitively painted showfront above the MUSEUM sign shows a Fire Eater, a Snake Enchantress, a Living Skeleton, a Circassian, and two American Indians. Next door are the Glenmore Hotel (at #4) and Beef Steak John's Restaurant (at #6). A seasonal light cloth banner advertises "Holiday Attractions" and "12 Sylph-Like Ladies 12." Above the main banner is an advertisement for "Prof.

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