Special Virtual Tour: Mystics in Manhattan
Hosted By: Tenement Museum
During early restoration of the tenement at 97 Orchard Street, we discovered dozens of handbills advertising the services of Professor Dora Meltzer. Operating a business out of her apartment in the building, Dora is described as “an unexcelled Palmist” and mind reader who for 15 cents, could tell you the past, present and future. On this special Halloween program, learn about 19th-century America’s growing obsession with Spiritualism and how immigrant women like Dora Meltzer carved out unique roles for themselves in the economy of the Lower East Side.
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