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Wax Museums

  • By: Jason Milne & Steven J. Seiler
  • In: Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience
  • Edited by: Clifton D. Bryant & Dennis L. Peck
  • Subject:Gerontology, Sociology of Dying & Death Studies, Lifespan & Developmental Psychology (general)

Well before Madame Tussaud's artistic brilliance came onto the London art scene in the late 1700s, societies used waxworks to immortalize their culture and the deceased. Historians trace the earliest forms ...

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