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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

A wax museum or waxworks consists of a collection of wax figures representing famous people from history and contemporary personalities exhibited in lifelike poses.

Wax museums often have a special section dubbed the chamber of horrors in which the more grisly exhibits are displayed.

Wax museums can be credited to Marie Tussaud, who traveled Europe with wax sculptures in the late 1700s.

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