Punch,  28 (1855), 67.

Progress in Waxworks



News-Commentary, Drollery


Exhibitions, Physiognomy, Human Species, Physiology, Education, Crime, Amusement

People mentioned:

Johann K Lavater

    Notes that Madame Tussaud's Waxworks has changed from being a 'Chamber of Horrors' to a 'Chamber of Comparative Physiology', thus reflecting the popular taste for the scientific rather than the horrible.

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