From the 1858 “Outrage at Jaffa” to the Lecture Platform: A Broadside Advertising “Dickson’s Palestine Museum”
DICKSON'S PALESTINE MUSEUM
Mr. H.A. Dickson having recently returned from the Land of Palestine, will exhibit a Collection of Curiosities, Reptiles, Fruits, Stones, &c, at [blank space] on [blank space] Eve., [blank space] in [blank space] at 7 1-2 o'clock.
Mr. Dickson, having had five years experience of Arab life, is better able to give a full description of the manners and customs of that Country, than any one that has merely travelled through it. His whole time was spent among the common people, those who are overlooked by travellers, and whose every day life is seldom known. He will describe the Customs, Ways of Living, Houses, Dress, Language, of which he has perfect knowledge, Treatment of Women, Modes of Conveyance, annoyances, &c. He will appear in full ARAB DRESS, of large flowing pants, long loose Arbaar, and tasseled Turban, and smoke his Sheeshee, (or pipe) with a STEM FOURTEEN FEET long!
Among his collection may be seen Jewish unleavened bread, Pomegranates, Olive Berries, Bread Fruit, Simsim, Banana Leaves five feet long, Olive Branches, Water from the Dead Sea, Wood from the Banks of the River Jordan, Scorpions, Centipedes, Lizards, Crabs, &c, &c, A collection of Minerals from every place of note throughout the Holy Land.
This will afford the best opportunity ever offered of gaining a correct knowledge of Palestine, agreed by all to be the most interesting spot on the Globe.
It will be remembered that the Dickson Family were the sufferers by the late Outrage at Jaffa, when they were beaten, robbed and murdered! He will give a thrilling narrative of that awful night. His Father the next morning was covered with blood from terrible wounds on his head, his murdered brother lying on the floor, forming a scene that beggars description.
Doors open at 6 1-2 o'clock, Exhibition to commerce at 7 1-2 Tickets 15 cents