P.T. Barnum

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P.T. Barnum

All of the following issues have content related to Daniel Mendoza. In most cases, if duplicate issues appear for the same date, the item with the highest item # will have the most up-to-date information. Enjoy this exploration of this notable figure: <strong>&quot;P.T. Barnum via Rare &amp; Early Newspapers.&quot;</strong>
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538980

Charles Byrne...

Item #538980

BOSTON GAZETTE, Massachusetts, September 20, 1804 

 

* Charles Byrne

* O'Brien 'The Irish Giant'




Listed among the page 2 Deaths is one reading: "In Ireland, OBrien, the famous Irish Giant, he gave permission for his skeleton to be prepared for the College Museum, Dublin. One source states that this was Patrick Cotter OBrien, said to be 8 feet 4 inches."

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563117

O'Brian's skeleton donated to the College Museum, Dublin...

Item #563117
BOSTON GAZETTE, Boston, Massachusetts, September 20, 1804



* Aaron Burr

* The Irish Giant - Charles O'Brien




Page 2 has a brief but notable item that says: "Mr. Burr has arrived in Georgia, on his way, it is said, to Louisiana, where the standard of rebellion is already hoisted."



Among the "Deaths" is one that says: "In Ireland, O'Brien, the famous 'Irish Giant,'... See More  

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649976

Chang & Eng, the origial Simese twins, arrive in the United States...

Item #649976

August 22, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 22, 1829  Page 4 has nearly half a column taken up with: "Remarkable Natural Curiosity", a report of the arrival in the United States of Chang and Eng Bunker, the original Siamese Twins (of eventual P.T. Barnum fame). Although not mentioned by name research confirms this account is about them.

It notes in part: "The ship Sachem arr... See More  

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649973

Chang & Eng, the origial Simese twins, arrive in the United States...

Item #649973

August 22, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 22, 1829 



* Chang and Eng Bunker

* Siamese twins visit America




Page 4 has nearly half a column taken up with: "Remarkable Natural Curiosity", a report of the arrival in the United States of Chang and Eng Bunker, the original Siamese Twins (of eventual P.T. Barnum fame). Although not mentioned by name research confirms this account... See More  

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563738
Item #563738

July 30, 1834

HERALD OF FREEDOM, Danbury, Connecticut CT, July 30, 1834 



* Rare title

* Nice masthead




Earlier in this year P.T. Barnum, who founded this newspaper in 1829, sold it. This is a less than common title, never bound nor trimmed, with a wide variety of content including a pg. 2 item: "Arkansas Robbers--Expedition Against Arkansas banditti--20 prisoners taken--Administration of Lynch's... See More  

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563224

General Tom Thumb....

Item #563224

August 22, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., August 22 , 1844



* General Tom Thumb as a young boy

* P.T. Barnum circus attraction



Page 3 has a report about "Tom Thumb At Paris" that reads, in part:



* As it is the intention of Mr. Barnum to visit Paris with Tom Thumb....The General, having worn out Napoleon in England, he will there, in polite deference to French prejudice, ap... See More  

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538729

Phineas T. Barnum ad....

Item #538729
THE CORRECTOR, Sag-Harbor, (Long Island), New York., Sept. 11, 1844.

 

* Uncommon title

* Phineas T. Barnum ad




A page 3 ad endorses the Clay-Frelinghuysen ticket for President and Vice-President. 



Also an ad for the American Museum, with P. T. Barnum listed as the proprietor. An uncommon title from Long Island. 



News of the day with some advertisements. Uncommon title. 4... See More  

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560108

The famous Swiss Bell Ringers... P.T. Barnum...

Item #560108

December 06, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., December 6, 1844



* Swiss Bell Ringers in America

* Pre Civil War original from our nation's capital




Page 3 has a report about the debut of the famous Swiss Bell Ringers at the Washington Assembly Rooms before a crowed audience.



Note: These were actually the Lancanshire Bell Ringers of England brought to America by P.T. Barnum in 1844 for a... See More  

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638812

Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale"...

Item #638812

June 19, 1847

SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 19, 1847

* Swedish Nightingale - 1st U.S. appearance

* Opera singer - of P.T. Barnum fame


A sporting and theatrical-themed newspaper. Page. 5 has: "Jenny Lind" and: "First Appearance of Jenny Lind", nice articles on this very famous soprano known at the time as the Swedish Nightingale (see hyperlink for more on her). Also within: "Cr... See More  

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599651

Jenny Lind... opera singer....

Item #599651

June 09, 1849

THE HOME JOURNAL, New York City, June 9, 1849

* Jenny Lind... The Swedish Nightingale

* Opera singer of eventual P.T. Barnum fame


Mostly literary content with short stories & poems, this title also has some news articles as well.

Page 2 has a one column heading: "JENNY LIND" Text takes up a full column.

Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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213169

P.T. Barnum writes about Jenny Lind...

Item #213169

November 10, 1849

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 10, 1849.

 

* Phineas T. Barnum

* Jenny Lind

* Original 1849

* Swedish Nightingale



Page two contains a terrific letter signed in type by: P.T. Barnum, to Mr. Bennett, publisher of the Herald, concerning his engagement of Jenny Lind to perform in America. Reference is even made of her being the "Swedish Nightingale". The letter begins: "Much against my will, i
... See More  

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603830

Woman's rights convention in Ohio, 1850...

Item #603830

May 09, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 9, 1850  Page 3 has: "A Month Later From California" which notes: "...steamer Panama had arrived...with  one & a half million dollars in gold dust..." (see). The back page has: "A Convention of Women" which is an interesting report of over half a column of a convention which was themed on promoting women'... See More  

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576581

1850 Jenny Lind comes to America....

Item #576581

September 07, 1850

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, September 7, 1850



* Jenny Lind comes to America

* Swedish opera singer




The front page has: "Jenny Lind In America" with over three columns of text here. Also on page 5 is: "Jenny Lind in America" and "Jenny Lind's Recompense" which tells of Jenny Lind's famous visit to America which was set up by Phineas T. Barnum.



Other news of the... See More  

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577385

1850 Jenny Lind comes to America....

Item #577385

September 21, 1850

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, September 21, 1850



* Jenny Lind in America

* Performing concerts

* Swedish opera singer




The front page has: "Another Jenny Lind Song" (see)



Also on page 4 is: "Jenny Lind, Her Second and Third Concerts" which tells of Jenny Lind's famous visit to America which was set up by Phineas T. Barnum. This takes up almost 2 full columns.



Other new... See More  

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544417

P. T. Barnum...

Item #544417

July 05, 1851

DAILY EVENING STANDARD, New Bedford, Connecticut, July 5, 1851.



* Phineas T. Barnum ad

* Illustrated circus




The front page has ad for the



* Asiatic Caravan, Museum & Menagerie, Of P. T. Barnum



Described as "...the largest exhibition in the world...", plus there are details about the various attractions, including "Gen. Tom Thumb". Has an engraving of a circus... See More  

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595659

P.T. Barnum's circus...

Item #595659

July 15, 1851

DAILY EVENING STANDARD, New Bedford, Massachusetts, July 15, 1851  The top of the front page has a nice illustrated advertisement for the: "Grand Entrance of the Asiatic Caravan, MUSEUM AND MENAGERIE, of P.T. Barnum" which has much descriptive text as well, a few headed "Gen. Tom Thumb" "Wax Statuary" "P.T. Barnum" and more (see).

Four pages, nice cond... See More  

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649079

Catharine Hayes... the "Madonna" of the 1800's...

Ad for P.T. Barnum's American Museum...

Item #649079

September 27, 1851

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, September 27, 1851  The front page has a small ad for "Barnum's American Museum". Another ad is for a performance by Catherine Hayes, on her maiden tour of the United States. Later, in 1852 and 1853, she would be sponsored by P.T. Barnum. The Daily Express, London, has said: "Hayes was the 'Madonna' of her day; she was the 19th-century operat... See More  

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649080

Catharine Hayes... the "Madonna" of the 1800's...

Ad for P.T. Barnum's American Museum...

Item #649080

September 28, 1851

SUNDAY TIMES, September 28, 1851  In addition to the phenomenal masthead, page 3 has an ad for "Barnum's American Museum". Another ad is for a performance by Catherine Hayes at Tripler Hall, on her maiden tour of the United States. Later, in 1852 and 1853, she would be sponsored by P.T. Barnum. The Daily Express, London, has said: "Hayes was the 'Madonna' of her day... See More  

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654434

Harriet Beecher Stowe getting wealthy from Uncle Tom's Cabin...

Item #654434

May 14, 1852

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, May 14, 1852  Pager 3 has a small bit noting: "Harriet Beecher Stowe, wife of Professor Stowe of Bowdoin College, and the author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" has received $4,000 as her share of the sales already made of that work. She receives 10 cents on each copy sold..." with a bit more.

Also on pg. 3 is a "For Sale" ad for land in Bridgep... See More  

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604999

P. T. Barnum made Tom Thumb wealthy...

Item #604999

August 31, 1852

LONG ISLAND DEMOCRAT, Jamaica, Queens, New York, Aug. 31, 1852 



* Phineas T. Barnum

* Dwarf Tom Thumb

* Rare title




Page 2 has: "Barnum and Tom Thumb" which includes a letter from Bridgeport, Ct., noting in part: "Barnum's chief sources of income...are his Museum...among his incidental expenses are $200 a week or $10,400 a year for Tom Thumb..." with more on the... See More  

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602850

P. T. Barnum made Tom Thumb wealthy...

Item #602850

September 07, 1852

THE UNION DEMOCRAT, Manchester, New Hampshire, Sept. 7, 1852  The front page has: "Barnum and Tom Thumb" which includes a letter from Bridgeport, Ct., noting in part: "Barnum's chief sources of income...are his Museum...among his incidental expenses are $200 a week or $10,400 a year for Tom Thumb..." with more on the wealth of Tom Thumb (see).

Page 2 has a notice supp... See More  

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606783

P. T. Barnum made Tom Thumb wealthy...

Item #606783

September 07, 1852

THE UNION DEMOCRAT, Manchester, New Hampshire, Sept. 7, 1852

* General Tom Thumb - dwarf

* P.T. Barnum circus attraction


The front page has: "Barnum and Tom Thumb" which includes a letter from Bridgeport, Ct., noting in part: "Barnum's chief sources of income...are his Museum...among his incidental expenses are $200 a week or $10,400 a year for Tom Thumb..." with more on... See More  

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652747

Jenny Lind and P.T. Barnum - tour details...

Item #652747

September 28, 1852

SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, September 28, 1852



* Jenny Lind and P.T. Barnum tour revenue

* Swedish Nightingale

* P.T. Barnum tries to book other reputable singers




Page 7 has, "BARNUM AND JENNY LIND," followed by text describing the amount of money made through their tour, and included a letter from him signed in block type: P.T. BARNUM. Another article on the same page has the heading, ... See More  

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612365

Illustrated P. T. Barnum circus advertisement...

Item #612365

October 14, 1852

WESTERN EMPORIUM, Germantown, Ohio, Oct. 14, 1852  Page 3 features a full column  illustrated advertisement for: "P. T. Barnum's Grand Colossal Museum and Menagerie" which includes  7 engravings including one showing Tom Thumb (see). Page 3 has 3 political cartoon illustrations (see).

Four pages, a bit irregular at the blank spine, nice condition.

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612411

Illustrated P. T. Barnum circus advertisement...

Item #612411

October 21, 1852

WESTERN EMPORIUM, Germantown, Ohio, October 21, 1852



* Rare pre Civil War title

* Phineas Barum circus ad




Page 3 features a full column  illustrated advertisement for: "P. T. Barnum's Grand Colossal Museum and Menagerie" which includes  7 engravings including one showing Tom Thumb (see).

News of the day with otherwise interesting advertisements.

Four pages, irregul... See More  

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201745

1852 P.T. Barnum Sucess In Business Techniques...

Item #201745

December 04, 1852

MANCHESTER AMERICAN & MESSENGER, Manchester, N.H., Dec. 4, 1852 Ftpg. has: "Barnums Rules for Success in Business. From Freadlys Practical Treatise on Business". Takes nearly 1 1/2 columns and is signed in type: P. T. Barnum. Bit of fold rubbing in this text, outer margin has minor edge wear & a bit of dirtiness, subscribers name written in the upper margin.

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209706

First issue ever printed...

Item #209706

January 01, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 1, 1853 This is the very first issue of what would become a short-lived publication which had "P.T. Barnum, Special Partner" involved in its publication, as noted on one of the back pages. This is one of the earliest illustrated periodicals in the United States, preceding both Leslie's Illustrated and Harper's Weekly.  The format would be copied by these ... See More  

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565055

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Item #565055

January 01, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, 1853   Phineas T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" which would become immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues, or less than one year.

There are various prints within this 1... See More  

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621830

First issue printed of a P. T. Barnum publication...

Item #621830

January 01, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 1, 1853  This is the very first issue of what would become a short-lived publication which had "P.T. Barnum, Special Partner" involved in its publication, as noted on one of the back pages. This is one of the earliest illustrated periodicals in the United States, preceding both Leslie's Illustrated and Harper's Weekly.  The format would ... See More  

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631627

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Item #631627
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, 1853   Phineas T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" which would become immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues, or less than one year.

There are various prints within ... See More  

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637694

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Item #637694
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, 1853   Phineas T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" which would become immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues, or less than one year.

There are various prints within ... See More  

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669877

First issue of a P. T. Barnum publication...

Item #669877

January 01, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 1, 1853  This is the very first issue of what would become a short-lived publication which had "P.T. Barnum, Special Partner" involved in its publication, as noted on one of the back pages.

This is one of the earliest illustrated periodicals in the United States, preceding both Leslie's Illustrated and Harper's Weekly.  The format would... See More  

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152945

1853 'Illustrated News' w/ prints

Capitol & Washington Monument

Item #152945

January 08, 1853

Here is a complete, ABSOLUTELY GENUINE issue of the ILLUSTSRATED NEWS newspaper, formatted very much like Harper's Weekly, dated Jan. 8, 1853. This is the volume 1, number 2 issue of a paper owned in part by P.T. Barnum. See the photos for the nice full page print showing the "Present State of the Monument at Washington" being the Washington Monument, and the nice fullpage print captioned: "P... See More  

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574887

Nauvoo, the capitol, the Washington Monument...

Item #574887

January 08, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, January 8, 1853 



* Nauvoo, Illinois 

* Washington monument 




P.T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" which would become immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.... See More  

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642928

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Working on the Washington Monument and Capitol... Nauvoo, the Mormon city...

Item #642928

January 08, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 8, 1853  A short-live newspaper which preceded the first issue of "Harper's Weekly". This is the volume 1, number 2 issue. P.T. Barnum was a "Special Partner" in this publication (see photos).

The front page shows: "The Late Collision on the Mississippi--Loss of the Steamer Western World". Prints inside include a nice half pa... See More  

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565054

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Item #565054

January 15, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, NY, January 15, 1853



* Published by P. T. Barnum

* Coal mines in Pennsylvania

* James Fenimore Cooper




P.T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" which would become immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would... See More  

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565253

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Item #565253

January 15, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 15, 1853  P.T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" which would become immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.

Two pages contain 8 prints and text on: "The Coal Beds of P... See More  

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623043

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Item #623043

January 15, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 15, 1853  P.T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" which would become immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.

Two pages contain 8 prints and text on: "The Coal Bed... See More  

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646227

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Item #646227
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 22, 1853  



* Published by P. T. Barnum



Phineas T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" which would become immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues, or less than ... See More  

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646228

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Item #646228
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 22, 1853   Phineas T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" which would become immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues, or less than one year.

Among the prints are: &... See More  

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647597

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Item #647597
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 22, 1853 



* Published by P. T. Barnum



Among the prints are: "Captain Ericsson Explaining His Invention to the Editors of New York" "Floating Mortar" "Astor Place Opera House" "Ball of the New York Fire Department..." "The Seals of Jerusalem" a nice town view of: "Concord, New Hampshire with 5 smaller... See More  

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669878

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Item #669878
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 22, 1853  Among the prints are: "Captain Ericsson Explaining His Invention to the Editors of New York" "Floating Mortar" "Astor Place Opera House" "Ball of the New York Fire Department..." "The Seals of Jerusalem" a nice town view of: "Concord, New Hampshire with 5 smaller prints including "The Reside... See More  

Item from Catalog 299 (released for October, 2020)...

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152679

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Original, early "rap music"...

Item #152679

January 29, 1853

THE ILLUSTRATED NEWS New York, Jan. 29, 1853  See the photo for a fascinating article and illustration, captioned: "The Misses Fox--The Original Rappers" with the article headed: "The Rappers". Are they the orignators of Rap music(??!!) An interesting and curious item. Other prints within this original 16 page issue include "Cock Fighting in Havana" & "L... See More  

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649065

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Original, early "rap music"...

Item #649065

January 29, 1853

THE ILLUSTRATED NEWS New York, Jan. 29, 1853  See the photo for a fascinating article and illustration, captioned: "The Misses Fox--The Original Rappers" with the article headed: "The Rappers". Are they the orignators of Rap music(??!!) An interesting and curious item. Other prints within this original 16 page issue include "Cock Fighting in Havana" & "L... See More  

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664101

Published by P. T. Barnum...

Item #664101

January 29, 1853

THE ILLUSTRATED NEWS New York, Jan. 29, 1853 



* Published by P. T. Barnum



The ftpg. features a print of the U.S.Steam Frigate 'Fulton' entering Havana harbor.

The back page has a fascinating article and print captioned: "The Misses Fox--The Original Rappers..." with the article headed: "The Rappers" (rap music?). A curious item.

Other prints within include ... See More  

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669879

Published by P. T. Barnum...

Item #669879

January 29, 1853

THE ILLUSTRATED NEWS New York, Jan. 29, 1853  The ftpg. features a print of the U.S. Steam Frigate 'Fulton' entering Havana harbor.

The back page has a fascinating article and print captioned: "The Misses Fox--The Original Rappers..." with the article headed: "The Rappers" (rap music?). A curious item.

Other prints within include "Cock Fighting in Havana&quo... See More  

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669880

Published by P. T. Barnum... View of Concord, New Hampshire...

Item #669880

January 29, 1853

THE ILLUSTRATED NEWS New York, Feb. 12, 1853  Among the prints in this short-lived paper (lasted just 48 issues) are: "Floating Mortar" "Astor Place Opera House" "Ladies  Presenting the Great  Temperance Petition at Albany"  "The Seals of Jerusalem"; a nice nearly half page overview of the city of; "Concord, New Hampshire" "... See More  

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152306

Published by P.T. Barnum...

California gold miners...

Item #152306

February 05, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 5, 1853  The prime content in this issue is the quarter page print captioned: "Miner Of California Prospecting," which is a rare print of the California gold rush. There is related text as well. The front page has an illustration of: "Almeda De Paule, Havana". A halfpg. inside has a view of: "Montpelier, Vermont." and another half... See More  

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565053

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Item #565053

February 05, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, February 5, 1853



* Published by P. T. Barnum

* California "gold rush" miner print

* Montpelier, Vermont




P.T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" which would become immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach br... See More  

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602693

Published by P.T. Barnum...

California miners... Montpelier, Vermont... Havana...

Item #602693

February 05, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 5, 1853  The front page has an illustration of: "Almeda De Paule, Havana". A halfpg. inside has a view of: "Montpelier, Vermont." and another halfpg. shows: "Crossing The Ice, On The Hudson River, At Albany".

But the prime content in this issue is the quarter page print captioned: "Miner Of California Prospecting." (see... See More  

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