Self-styled doctor, science enthusiast and itinerant showman, Came traveled through upstate New York in the 1840s and 1850s demonstrating the marvels of science, with emphasis on electricity.
Miscellaneous items relating to Came, including a photograph of Came and another of his wife; letters from Came, primarily photocopies, but with a few originals, mostly to his wife and children; and publications: including pamphlets on electricity, books on medicine and phrenology, and one on marriage; also several recent articles about Came; and handbills advertising Came's medical remedies.
Copies: Late 20th century photocopies and photostats (ca. 1979).
Charles Came Collection, 1838-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Traveling sales personnel
1992.3092 (NMAH Acc.)
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