Palace 100 EAST 14TH ST
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
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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