Temple of Palmistry
The Temple of Palmistry was an exhibit were tourist's could go to
have their palms read. Although the palm readers thought of themselves as
professionals, most did not take them seriously. The following statement was
printed in the souvenir program about the Temple of Palmistry.
"It as an error in our first issue to call the Temple of Palmistry
a 'Wizard's Temple', and we hasten to take off our hat to the fair
ladies whom we so inadvertently offended by calling them "Gypsies." They
hail from the School of Palmistry of Chicago, and have been taught to
read your past and future from the lines in your palm. They see the
life-line where it is crossed by sickness, accident, misfortune,
success, failure, love, marriage, and all other vicissitudes.
Neither spiritualists nor mind-readers, they hold your hand, look at its
lines, and tell you what they mean according to the rules of the science
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