List of Shows

60 Minute Shows

#1 Strange and Dangerous Medicines and Devices (one hour version) - Understanding Quackery, dangerous medicines and devices from the Victorian era to the early 20th century



#2 The Oddities Show  Discover facts about sideshow oddities, oddities museums and the amazing PT Barnum museums (mature audiences recommended)




#3 The Poisons and Cures Show

Find out how some of the poisons were used in the past and how "cures" were sold, making SHOCKING amounts of money for the purveyors, from hundreds of years ago to the 18th century and the early 20th century



30 Minute Shows

#1 Famous Oddities and Using Vintage Frames for Displays

See many of the famous ODDITIES who were a part of the P.T. Barnum museums of New York in the 1800's, and some from the early 1900's.  The presentation includes showing how to use a vintage frame for displaying famous oddities.


#2 Strange and Dangerous Medicines (30 minute version)

Discover strange and dangerous medicines that were used in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, especially PATENT medicine.  Learn about the dangerous medicines that existed before the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906!


#3 Poisons and Cures (30 minute version)

Poisons that were used for assassination, rat removal, and even evolved to being used as a coloring agent and medicine are quite fascinating! Discover how "cures" were sold, making SHOCKING amounts of money for the purveyors, from hundreds of years ago to the 18th century and the early 20th century.  Bizarre devices from the civil war to the early 1900's are sure to entertain!


#4 A Touch of Memento Mori and More"


Come to Dr R. Snick's latest talk about a strange and beautiful custom of wearing jewelry with the hair of loved ones, living and dead.  With an introduction of "Memento Mori" history to concentrating on the Victorian period. Other types of Victorian jewelry will also be revealed.

Contact Doctor R. Snick at dr.r.snick@gmail.com
or text at 916.812.8507