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When curiosities become history

By May 12, 2021 Entertainment News

A theater lamp (top right), door hinge and spring-loaded door stop from the former Iroquois Theatre in Chicago, here at the Chicago History Museum. The lamp caused a fire during a performance in 1903, the hinges and door stops kept patrons from escaping, as a result more than 600 people died. (Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune)

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