Ephemera

The Fairy in the Box

The Fairy in the Box. A child, challenged by her skeptical sister to capture one of the little people she saw in her bedroom at night, catches a fairy in a box.

Transparent Fiction – The Myth of the Victorian Tear Bottle

Transparent Fiction – The Myth of the Victorian Tear Bottle In which textual sources are used to put the stopper in the tear-bottle myth.

Supplying Dead Ringers

Supplying Dead Ringers Wax effigies, fake or substitute corpses used by criminals.

Lincoln’s Haunted Death Mask

Lincoln’s Haunted Death Mask The haunted Lincoln’s death mask, which hung in the Indiana State Library.

A Color Doctor

A Color Doctor Dr. William Hotchkiss of St. Louis believed that different colors could heal illnesses. He was known as The Color Doctor.

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