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Mademoiselle Zare Papers, 1930s-1950s

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2012.225

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Papers, circa 1930s-1950s, of Mademoiselle Zare, a psychic of Chicago, Illinois. Contains notes on phrenology, including ways to read the various parts of people's heads and facial features. There are also notes on palmistry and various methods of reading people's palms, including descriptions of the meanings of various features of the palm. There are notes for each of the signs of the Zodiac and what they mean for someone born under a certain sign. Finally, there are general notes on religion, mysticism, and the decor and theatrics of fortune telling.


  • Creation: circa 1930-1950


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Accessioned and minimally processed by Benjamin Bromley in June 2012.

Guide to the Mademoiselle Zare Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Benjamin Bromley, Public Services Archives Specialist.
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