Amusements

 

WORTH'S

 

Palace 100 EAST 14TH ST

 

MUSEUM

 

"I AM"

 

GUESS HIS WEIGHT

 

3 Golden Medals

 

 

THE MASTODON HOG.

 

 

The Biggest Porker in existence.  Guess his weight.

 

If you do you will get a prize.  Every purchaser of a reserved seat is entitled to a guess.  Three gold medals, made of $20, $10, and $5 gold pieces.

 

Last week of Natalie Durondo, the Alligator Handler, in her blood curdling exhibition.  Last week of Living Relics of Slavery Days.  Return of the Boy Clown, George Williams the Turtle Boy Fiji Jim and Wife Annie Nelson the Midget Nightingale: the Texas Wild Girls, Norwegian Albino.

 

On the Stage - Hogan. l Hogan and Wentworth John S. Stewart. Harnell, Armand and Raymond. Kittie Proctor.  Wilton and Nelson, and others.

 

 

SACRED CONCERT SUNDAY  EXTRA ATTRACTION

 


Worth's Museum of Living Curiosities, one of New York's most popular dime museums, paired cheap 'curios' with vaudeville performances on the main stage.  On December 29th, 1889, the star of the show was a massive hog named I-Am. "The Biggest Porker in existence. Guess his weight. If you do you will get a prize. Every purchases of a reserved seat is entitled to a guess.  Three gold medals, made of $20, $10 and $5 gold pieces".

I can find no information on what the correct weight of this monster was.

 

However, this large animal capped a year of peculiarly sized beasts at Worth's.  The Year began with what was proclaimed as Baby Bunting, "the smallest horse living."

 

 

Worth's Museum was located at 106-108 East 14th Street, across from the Academy of Music.  

 

The buildings were demolished in the 1920s - near the same time that the Academy was itself demolished - and the lavish Palladium concert hall was put in its place.  The Palladium became a nightclub in the 1990s.  It too was later bulldozed and replaced with a New York University residence hall.

 


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