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Boston Zoological Society "Zoo Bulletin" for October 18, 1897

Boston: Boston Zoological Society, 1897. The Boston Zoological Society's "Zoo Bulletin" for October 18, 1897, featuring a variety of diverting offerings including: the feeding of sea lions and carnivora; glee performances; and an upcoming exhibit of polar bears, "Direct from Hagenbeck's, at Hamburg, Germany".

Also included are some more disturbing displays, including a "Convention of Midgets" and "Twin Eskimo Sisters from the Klondike". Only six years old, they are described in the bulletin as "Real Alaskan Beauties ... a pair of nuggets from the Yukon, the land of gold. See them in their native costumes. Enjoy their native songs and dances."

The bulletin is filled with advertisements sure to appeal to housewives, for everything from soap, gum, furs, hair pins and shoe polish to ice cream, tea, house furnishings and a "magical beautifier" product to erase freckles.

Unpaginated. [8] pp., 10.75" by 8" Fine; some light marginal browning, one short tear to head of gutter (not affecting text).

Price: $200.00

Item #21000232