Merchandising meccas and other commercial curiosities. Our exhibits range from the early 20th to early 21st centuries.
A circa-1930s view of the street entrance into the huge Rotunda area. When growing up, I heard an urban legend which stated that one could speak at one end and be heard by someone standing all the way over on the opposite side. I tried this, but it didn't seem to work. Photo from Library of Congress
A view of the Rotunda roof almost looks abstract. Photo from Library of Congress