Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds - New York, New York

Madame Tussauds – New York, New York

Further west on 42nd Street is Madame Tussauds, a famous wax museum from London. You know it’s a tourist area when there’s a Tussauds wax museum.

In the late 1980s, I vaguely remember going to the original one in London. Subsequently, they have spread worldwide with 26 museums.

Looking at the list of locations, I was puzzled they didn’t include Texas. I discovered that the one I visited was Louis Tussaud’s in San Antonio. Louis is the great-grandson of Marie, the creator of the Madame Tussauds wax museum. Confusing? It gets worse. There was also a Josephine Tussaud’s in Hot Springs, Arkansas, which closed in 1985. The Louis and Madame establishments are not connected, though the Tussaud sir name seems inexplicably to wax museums.

I made one more picture on 42nd Street but will leave that for a later post — I made a better version the following night. I walked to 8th Avenue and up a couple of blocks, and I was back at my hotel. It was a long day, and I prepped for a wall-to-wall day of photography the next day.

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