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Souvenir of the Pan-American Exposition Negro Exhibit


Official publications of the Pan-American Exposition of 1901 describe only two sideshow-esque displays on people of African descent, "The Old…

Erie County Poor House Ledgers, Volume 11.
[Consent of Autopsy, Erie County Hospital, January 9, 1898 - Dec 1903; September 2, 1910 - June 15, 1919]


Statements signed by the nearest living relative or friend of the deceased giving consent to perform an autopsy. Includes date, name of consenter,…

Erie County Poor House Ledgers, Volume 3. Register of Children’s Names in the Pauper Asylum, November 1841-September 1852.


Date received, name, age, names of parents, nativity (place of birth/ethnicity), how discharged & to whom. Each October 1st, the children currently…