Thursday, October 05, 2006

Tussaud's London Wax Museum- Death of Abraham Lincoln


Here is an interesting view from the old Louis Tussaud's London Wax Museum. I have seen wax figures of Lincoln being shot, and some of him just standing alone, but this scene of him lying in a coma in the Peterson house is pretty unusual. Next to him are Mary Todd Lincoln and either Charles Leale or Joseph K. Barnes, perhaps somebody else). Showing Lincoln dying in a bed is not as shocking as a view of the assassination itself, but it does create a very sad and somber mood.

The Louis Tussaud's London Wax Museum was located on Gulf Boulevard in St. Petersburg Florida. The museum operated from 1963 until 1989 under various names. I have no information on what happened to the collection of figures (Maybe they became part of other museums, or were sold, possibly destroyed). There are still wax museums under the Louis Tussaud's name, most notably in Texas and Niagara Falls.


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