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Ashes from the 1925 Madame Tussaud Fire
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Origin

1925 Madame Tussauds Fire

Type

Ashes

Effects

Melts flesh

Downsides

Effects

Activation

Touch

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Nero-637H

Aisle

872155-3274

Shelf

219132-6724-888

Date of Collection

May 10, 1969

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OriginEdit

Anna Maria "Maria" Tussaud (1761-1850) was a French wax modeler, who gained particular notoriety for her death masks of victims of the French Revolution, which were paraded around Paris by mobs. After the Napoleonic War left her and her collection of wax figures in England, Tussaud began touring with her artwork for thirty three years before finally settling down and creating the Madame Tussaud's wax museum in 1835.

In 1925, fire broke out in the upper floor of the building, collapsing nearly all of the roof. Between structural damage and the actual fire, many figurines and countless supplemental artifacts the museum boasted were destroyed, especially those in the Napoleonic section and the Chamber of Horrors.

Fortunately, many of the wax figurines were able to be recast in their old molds, and Madame Tussaud's remains one of London's most popular cultural destinations.

EffectsEdit

Imbued with the spectacle of the burning mannequins, theses ashes collected from the epicenter of the fire by a member of the response Salvage Corps will melt the flesh of anyone who touches them, burning and bubbling skin as if it were made of wax.

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