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Items in the Tasseography Display Collection
Gypsy Theresa's Fortune Telling Cup
This commercial cup-and-saucer set of English manufacture combines tea-leaf reading with cartomancy (fortunetelling with cards). Inside the cup are tiny images of playing cards that presumably would be selected by the random settlement of tea…
Chase and Sanborn Tea advertisement
Pictured is an advertising card for Chase & Sanborn Tea showing some ladies engaged in tasseography. It is captioned, "What vision, dear Mother, in your cup do you see? The whole world drinking Chase & Sanborn's Coffee and Tea."
This postcard states that "Good Fortunes" may be "told by Tea or Coffee grounds" and (as pictured) clusters of squares indicate "Peace and Happiness."
The Fortune Teller on Casting the Coffee Grounds, engraving
The Fortune-Teller on Casting the Coffee Grounds, from an Original Design at Vaux-hall Gardens. A hand-colored copperplate engraving on handmade laid paper.
This engraving depicts a group of women attempting to read their tea leaves at home.
Hall of Parapsychology
Gypsies and Fortune Telling Collection