Esquimaux in NYCity; was Munchausen

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Thu Mar 1 21:49:44 UTC 2007

On 3/1/07, George Thompson <george.thompson at> wrote:
> I've also come upon Filippinos, if I recall, at Coney Island toward the
> end of the 19th C.

I don't know about Coney Island, but more than a thousand Filipinos
were notoriously put on display in the "Igorot Village" at the 1904
World's Fair in St. Louis.

And just to bring this back to familiar ADS-L territory, here's an
article that claims the Igorot Village inspired the "hot dog"

--Ben Zimmer

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