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"The Greatest Show On Earth" burns again...



Item # 654407

November 21, 1887

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, November 21 & 26, 1887  The front page of the issue from the 21st has,"Fire Record," which provides an account of the devastating fire in Bridgeport, Connecticut at the winter quarters of P.T. Barnum's "Greatest Show On Earth." The issue of the 26th includes a follow-up report on page 1 which mentions the death of the famed rhinoceros, along with a more detailed account of the fire on page 5. See images for details. Great to have these reports from a major city newspaper from less than 3 hours away from the fire's location.
Both issues are complete and are in good condition.

Item from Catalog 274 (released for September, 2018)...

Category: Post-Civil War

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