The Skeleton Man, the Jersey Devil and a Multitude of Other Attractions

Admission cost a dime at the 9th and Arch Museum. Indeed, dimes ruled the for-profit world of Victorian-era museums. ┬áBut in the end neither the entertainment, nor the dimes, were enough. For more than half a century, the corner of 9th and Arch sustained Philadelphians with opportunities for diversion, education and voyeurism. The public came … Continue reading The Skeleton Man, the Jersey Devil and a Multitude of Other Attractions