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Victorian Fads Trolley Tour

Green-Wood Historic Fund

Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

Victorian Fads Trolley Tour

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Ticket Dec 10, 2016 $25.00 $1.49
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Dec 10, 2016 $25.00 $1.49

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The idle rich of the Victorian Era were among the first to truly embrace the notion of pop culture faddishness, and Green-Wood is home to many of the key characters in these strange and fascinating trends. From arsenic complexion cream and electric corsets, to séances and spirit photography, the Victorians missed no opportunity to jump on the latest bandwagon of wacky and sometimes outrageously dangerous medical, fashionable and spiritual fads.
 
Join tour guide Lia Niskanen in examining such complex and compelling figures as Washington Irving Bishop, one of the great showmen and mentalists; Anne Leah Fox, the stage mother behind the most successful psychic hoax of the era; William Wilson, the proprietor of a company that purported to cure ailments with electric and magnetic corsets, and many more. You will also explore the curious lengths to which Victorian women went to achieve ultra-white skin, and the strange and dangerous obsession with green dye in the fashions of the day.
 
$20 for members of Green-Wood and BHS/$25 for non-members.
 
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Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)


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Green-Wood Historic Fund

The Green-Wood Historic Fund's mission is to maintain Green-Wood's monuments and buildings of historical, cultural and architectural significance; advance public knowledge and appreciation of this significance; and preserve the natural habitat and parklands of one of New York City's first green spaces.

Please note: all ending times listed are approximate, and all tickets are non-refundable unless event is canceled or rescheduled (in which case ticket price minus service fees can be refunded).

 

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© 2016 Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11232
contactus@green-wood.com
718-768-7300

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