August 29, 2011
In this July 28, 2011 photo, Janna Norby, curator of collections for the Montana Heritage Commission, stands near an antique Gypsy fortune teller machine, that sat for decades in this Virginia City, Mont., restaurant and has received a multimillion dollar offers from curators including magician David Copperfield. Collectors say the 100-year-old machine that speaks your fortune may be the last of its kind.
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The Gypsy sat for decades in a restaurant amid the Old West kitsch that fills this former gold rush town, her unblinking gaze greeting the tourists who shuffled in from the creaking wooden sidewalk outside.