Tea parlors were the battleground in a war against fortune telling.

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Behind the Scenes: Clairvoyant Tenement Housewives

This is a “Tenement Talk” event:

Wed Nov 11th 6.30pm

Tenement Museum, 103 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

Join a mini-tour of the tenement to explore the early 20th century recreated apartments of Professor Dora Meltzer’s neighbors. See where the advertisement announcing her mind-reading talents was discovered and hear about Dora’s family life. Historian and Yiddishist Edward Portnoy, will also give context to the story and shed light on the role of fortune tellers in the immigrant community. Fee program, tickets are required. Contact Laura Lee at 212-431-0233 ext. 259 or llee@tenement.org.

I would have loved to go to this! Unfortunately, as of 1:53 pm Tuesday, it is sold out!…

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