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Wood's Museum
Wood's Museum
TitleWood's Museum
DescriptionLettering in illustration reads: "Wood's Museum Randolph street, between Clark and Dearborn." From text: "Col. Wood's Museum [i]s on Randolph street, between Clark and Dearborn streets. It is a handsome marble front, four-story building. It is divided into several large halls, on the second, third, and fourth floors, which are entered by a spacious stair-case, ascending directly from the street. The museum is filled with an immense number of curiosities of every description; galleries containing paintings, statuary, and works of art; an extensive ornithological collection--one of the most valuable in the United States; a cabinet of minerals and shells; besides numerous other objects of interest and wonder. The specimens of birds and quadrupeds, in the department of natural history, for variety, beauty, and faithfulness to nature, challenge comparison with any other in the world. In connection with the Museum is the lecture room, where dramatic performances every night, and matinees in the afternoon, are given by an excellent stock company. These performances are most enjoyable and entertaining."
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RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject NameWood's Museum (Theater : Chicago, Ill.)
SubjectGalleries & museums
Coverage-SpatialThe Loop (Chicago, Ill.)
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Book TitleChicago. A hand book for strangers & tourists to the city of Chicago; containing historical retrospect ... descriptions of the public buildings, churches
CollectionPicture Chicago
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