A Traveling Dime Museum of Dr. Gulkoff
A Traveling Dime Museum of Dr. Gulkoff (a distributor of therapeutic tonics and a printer of pleasing paraphernalia) welcomes visitors and voyeurs since MMXVI.
This compact cabinet of curiosities guarantees world greatest wonders, for but a single dime!*
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Kids, veterans, elderly and those expressly enthusiastic get a free pass.
Owing to it's prodigious name, most of the specimen are knock-offs and forgeries of real or cryptozoological beings, figures of literary fiction and flights of fancy.
Don't forget to take a sip of Dr Gulkoff's Patented Restorative Tonic!
Alleviates Ailments, Motorizes Members, Purifies Scents
80 Proof, Secret Gyptian Receipt
Quality white phosphorous matches, also available at the Pillowface Press traveling print and medicine show!
I made a traveling miniature letterpress printshop in a box some time ago (inspired by the tradition of tramp printers) but kept thinking it needed a companion piece. Medicine shows and dime museums seem like a good match.
The specimen are mostly inspired by mythology and literature, like a shrunken piece of the shagreen skin, or a Lilliput skull.
The tonic is currently just vodka infused with some anise seeds and sugar (experiments with more complicated concoctions weren't particularly successful).