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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642922

Period print of the California gold rush...

Item #642922

February 05, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 5, 1853 



* Rare Californian miner print

* Gold Rush




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:... See More  

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$65.00
649066

Published by P.T. Barnum...

California gold miners...

Item #649066

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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642921

Published by P.T. Barnum...

A miner's hut in California...

Item #642921

February 19, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS. New York, Feb. 19, 1853 



* Rare Californian miner print

* Gold Rush




The front page shows: "Burning of the Steamer at St. Louis". Prints within include a nice one-third pg: "Hut of a California Miner" . Also prints of: "John Banvard" "Sponge Fisheries in Cuba" "Fairmount Waterworks, Philadelphia" "House of Refuge, ... See More  

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628665

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Houdon's Statue of Washington...

Item #628665

February 26, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 26, 1853 



* Published by P. T. Barnum



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

The ft... See More  

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656882

Houdon's Statue of Washington... Barnum's paper..

Item #656882

February 26, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 26, 1853 



* Published by P. T. Barnum



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

The ft... See More  

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$34.00
669881

Houdon's Statue of Washington... Barnum's paper...

Item #669881

February 26, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 26, 1853  P.T. Barnum was the co-owner of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" these latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.

The ftpg. has a print of: "Houdon's Statue o... See More  

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669902

Six issues of a failed publishing venture by P.T. Barnum...

Item #669902

March 05, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, 1853 



* Published by P. T. Barnum



A lot of six different issues of this scarce title, all from the first 6 months of its existence.

P.T. Barnum was the co-owner of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". These latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This ... See More  

Item from Catalog 297 (released for August, 2020)...

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$69.00
642919

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Many prints of Washington, D.C. & the inauguration...

Item #642919

March 12, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, March 12, 1853 



* Franklin Pierce inauguration

* Washington D.C. prints




Most of the front page is taken up with a nice print of: "President Pierce". Inside prints include: "The President Leaving Willard's Hotel, Washington" "President in Vic-President's Room", a full page: "Interior of the Rotunda--Procession to the... See More  

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669882

First mention of skiing in an American newspaper? Barnum's paper...

Item #669882

March 19, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, March 19, 1853  P.T. Barnum was the co-owner of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". These latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last but 48 issues.

Although an illustrated newspaper, perhaps the most nota... See More  

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$125.00
669883

Early views of Cincinnati, Nagasaki, and Little Falls, New York...

Item #669883

March 26, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, March 26, 1853  P.T. Barnum was the co-owner of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". These latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last but 48 issues.

Among the many prints are a front page view of: "Ci... See More  

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642920

Execution at San Diego... Fort McHenry...

Item #642920

April 02, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, April 2, 1853  Formatted much like Harper's Weekly, but published 4 years previous to the more famous title. P.T. Barnum was a "Special Partner" in this publication (see photos).

Front page shows; "British Mail Steamer Entering the Harbor of Vera Cruz, Mexico". Prints within include: "Fort McHenry, Baltimore Harbor, Md." "The... See More  

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652442

Harriet Beecher Stowe recognized... Adored in England... Honored at Stafford House...

Item #652442

April 06, 1853

NEW-YORK DAILY TIMES, April 6, 1853



* Harriet Beecher Stowe recognized for her contribution to the abolitionist cause

* "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

* Stafford House convention




Most are aware "Uncle Tom's Cabin", upon its release, was embraced by abolitionists but enraged most of those from the South and Northern supporters of slavery. However, few are aware that it was... See More  

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$125.00
649077

Published by P. T. Barnum...

Item #649077

April 16, 1853

THE ILLUSTRATED NEWS New York, April 16, 1853  The cover has: "Arthur Spring - The Philadelphia Murderer", with related text regarding the murder which contains considerable discussion regarding capital punishment. Inside has content with related images of: "The Baltimore Shot Works", "The Baltimore Lottery", "Accident on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad"... See More  

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669899

Published by P. T. Barnum...

Item #669899

April 16, 1853

THE ILLUSTRATED NEWS New York, April 16, 1853  The front page shows: "Arthur Spring - The Philadelphia Murderer" with related text regarding the murder which contains considerable discussion regarding capital punishment.

Inside has content with related images of: "The Baltimore Shot Works" "The Baltimore Lottery" "Accident on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad... See More  

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612650

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Girard College, Jefferson Davis, and New Orleans related prints...

Item #612650

April 23, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, April 23, 1853  Large front page illustration: "Bull & Bear Fight, New Orleans", plus a related report. Inside page has two small illus: "Girard Bank" & "Girard College, Philadelphia", & a report: "Stephen Girard".

Full page has seven portraits: "The Cabinet Of President Pierce", including Jefferson Dav... See More  

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649951

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Girard College, Jefferson Davis, and New Orleans related prints...

Item #649951

April 23, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, April 23, 1853  Large front page illustration: "Bull & Bear Fight, New Orleans", plus a related report. Inside page has two small illus: "Girard Bank" and "Girard College, Philadelphia", and a report: "Stephen Girard".

Full page has seven portraits: "The Cabinet Of President Pierce", including Jefferson Davis a... See More  

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$29.00
669900

Girard College, Jefferson Davis, and New Orleans related prints...

Item #669900

April 23, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, April 23, 1853  The front page print shows: "Bull & Bear Fight, New Orleans", plus a related report.

Inside page has two small illus: "Girard Bank" and "Girard College, Philadelphia" and a report: "Stephen Girard".

Full page has seven portraits: "The Cabinet Of President Pierce" including in early print of Jef... See More  

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611406

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Jewish synagogue on Clinton Street...

Item #611406

May 07, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, May 7, 1853  Formatted very much like Harper's Weekly although predating it by four years, with the masthead featuring a nice engraving of the New York skyline at the time. Various illustrations within including a small one of the: "Exterior View of the Jewish Synagogue, Clinton St." and a related article: "Synagogue of the Jews" (see photo)... See More  

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612323

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Jewish synagogue on Clinton Street...

Item #612323

May 07, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, May 7, 1853  Various illustrations within including a small one of the: "Exterior View of the Jewish Synagogue, Clinton St." and a related article: "Synagogue of the Jews" (see). This "Rodolph Sholom" synagogue was located on Clinton between Houston and Stanton Streets in lower Manhattan but is now the congregation Chasam Sopher. Googl... See More  

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642923

Jewish synagogue on Clinton Street...

Item #642923

May 07, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, May 7, 1853  Formatted very much like Harper's Weekly although predating it by four years, with the masthead featuring a nice engraving of the New York skyline at the time. P.T. Barnum was a "Special Partner" in this publication (see photos).

Various illustrations within including a small one of the: "Exterior View of the Jewish Synagogue, Clint... See More  

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671585

Jewish synagogue on Clinton Street...

Item #671585

May 07, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, May 7, 1853  Formatted very much like Harper's Weekly although predating it by four years, with the masthead featuring a nice engraving of the New York skyline at the time. P.T. Barnum was a "Special Partner" in this publication.

Various illustrations within including a small one of the: "Exterior View of the Jewish Synagogue, Clinton St." ... See More  

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642918

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Interior print of a Jewish synagogue...

Item #642918

May 14, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, May 14, 1853 



* Rare Jewish synagogue illustration

* Congregation Chasam Sopher

* Judaica - Jews




An illustrated newspaper formatted much like Harper's Weekly, but which began several years earlier. And P.T. Barnum was a "Special Partner" in this publication (see photos).

Among the many illustrations within is one which is quite desirable: &qu... See More  

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570027

Early view of Sydney, Australia...

Item #570027

June 18, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, June 18, 1853 



* Early Sydney, Australia view print

* Venice, Italy




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.

The T... See More  

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570028

Early view of Sydney, Australia...

Item #570028

June 18, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, June 18, 1853 



* Early Sydney Australia view print 

* Rare Phineas T. Barnum periodical
 



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 brother... See More  

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570029

Early view of Sydney, Australia...

Item #570029

June 18, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, June 18, 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.

The Text on the front page is: "The Pacific Railroad" an... See More  

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642926

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Early view of Sydney, Australia...

Item #642926

June 18, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, June 18, 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". This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.

The text on the front page is: "The Pacific Railroad" and the print shows: "Thomas H. Be... See More  

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$57.00
565052

Published by P.T. Barnum... Singer's sewing machine...

Item #565052

June 25, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, NY, June 25, 1853



* Published by P. T. Barnum

* Early image of Singer's sewing machine



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 ... See More  

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615500

Published by P.T. Barnum...

St. Patrick's Cathedral... Great view of Havana...

Item #615500

July 23, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, July 23, 1853  The ftpg. has a print of the: "Statue of John C. Calhoun, Charleston". Prints inside include: "Progress of the Battery Enlargement"; a nice full page of the: "Interior View of St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York"; six prints of the "Manhattan Gas Works"; and the back page has a very nice: "Bird's-Eye... See More  

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662015

St. Patrick's Cathedral... Published by P. T. Barnum...

Item #662015

July 23, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, July 23, 1853  The ftpg. has a print of the: "Statue of John C. Calhoun, Charleston". Prints inside include: "Progress of the Battery Enlargement"; a nice full page of the: "Interior View of St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York"; six prints of the "Manhattan Gas Works"; and the back page has a very nice: "Bird's-Eye... See More  

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217043

Prints of Syracuse & Newport... Published by P.T. Barnum...

Item #217043

September 17, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Sept. 17, 1853



* Published by P. T. Barnum

* Prints of Newport, Rhode Island, and Syracuse, New York



  The ftpg. shows the: "Celebration of the Battle of Lake Erie at Newport, R.I." and includes a small print of the: "Monument to Commodore Perry, Newport". The article carries over to pg. 2 where there is a nice print of Newport, Rhode Island, captione... See More  

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570025

Japan... The White House...

Item #570025

November 19, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Nov. 19, 1853 



* Japanese - Japan prints

* Rare illustrated title

* The White House




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 fo... See More  

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570026

Japan... The White House...

Item #570026

November 19, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Nov. 19, 1853



* Japanese - Japan prints

* Rare illustrated title

* The White House




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 iss... See More  

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203678

Crystal Palace... P.T. Barnum...

Item #203678

April 29, 1854

GRANITE FARMER AND VISITOR, Manchester, N.H., April 29, 1854 On pg. 2 under " Crystal Palace" is a circular to the exhibitors of the Palace which states the obstacles threatening the future of the facility were "removed" and that pledges of money were being raised by the new committee, signed in type: P.T. Barnum. Bit of lite staining at spine in unrelated content.

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152444

1854 NY Newspaper CRYSTAL PALACE P.T. BARNUM

Item #152444

May 05, 1854

Here is a complete, genuine historic newspaper with the following title, date and brief description: NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, May 5, 1854 Pg. 5 report: "Reopening Of The Crystal Palace, For The Exhibition Of The Industry Of All Nations". Much about the ceremonies and the text of a speech by P. T. Barnum. Small woodcut of the palace above the mentioned heads. Minor edge tears.

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208685

P.T. Barnum...

Item #208685

September 13, 1854

INDEPENDENT PRESS, Lawrenceburgh, Indiana, Sept. 13, 1854 On the ftpg. under Auto-Biography Of Barnum is an excerpt from an early chapter about his first visit to New York. Takes two columns. Lite foxing.

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$55.00
222413

P.T. Barnum's Baby Show in 1855....

Item #222413

June 08, 1855

NEW YORK HERALD, June 8, 1855

 

* P. T. Barnum baby show

* Pre civil war era




Front page has: Barnum's Baby Show Third Day--Another Day--Statistics of the Show--Barnum Excited--A Full House Again--Who Pinches the Babies?--The Prize Children Shown Up & more. Other news of the day includes: "Marine Affairs" "Cricket" "Police Intelligence"
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$35.00
152651

P.T. Barnum Letter on Business Practices

Item #152651

July 28, 1855

Here is a complete, genuine historic newspaper with the following title, date and description: NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, July 28, 1855 Pg. 6 has a letter "Barnum On Humbug" in which P. T. Barnum talks about business practices and the concept of "value for value". Letter is signed in type: P. T. Barnum.

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649082

P.T. Barnum - "The Mammoth Opera Scheme"...

American slave trade...

Item #649082

June 03, 1858

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, June 3, 1858



* The African slave trade

* P.T. Barnum's letter to the editor




The front page has an article headed: "The Slave-Trade And The American Flag". See image for text. Page four has an interesting letter to the editor entitled:  "The Mammoth Opera Scheme", signed in type by P.T. Barnum.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a ... See More  

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$40.00
592829

P. T. Barnum...

Item #592829

April 07, 1860

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 7, 1860  Among the prints inside is a nearly full figure print of: "Phineas T. Barnum..." with an article on him as well. Other prints include: "Procession of the Lady 'Strikers' to the Chowder Party at Lynn"; the tipped-in centerfold is a dramatic print of a naval battle (see), plus other prints.

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617608

P.T. Barnum - "Sold at Last"...

Disunion among the states... Treaty of Peking...

Item #617608

January 25, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 25, 1861  Among the front page column heads are: "The Disunion Crisis" "Important Movement Among the Republicans" "Important Reports from the South" "Seizure of the Arsenal at Augusta by the Georgia Troops" "Meeting of the Louisiana Convention" "Disunion Address from Virginia Congressmen" and more. Inside is also... See More  

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560860

P.T. Barnum - great article...

Item #560860

October 08, 1861

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York City, October 8, 1861.



* Fairfax Virginia VA

* Sedalia Missouri MO




This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are:



* THE GREAT REBELLION

* A Revolt Among the Rebels at Fairfax Court-House

* Further Particulars of the Capture of the Fanny

* Adv
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602461

Victory at Mill Spring... Barnum's Commodore Nutt...

Item #602461
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 3, 1862 



* Battle of Mill Springs - Kentucky

* P.T. Barnum ad w/ Commodore Nutt




The front page has Civil War reporting with column heads including; "The Campaign In Kentucky" "The Victory At Mill Spring" "Part Taken in the Engagement by the Tenth Indiana" "Names of the Killed & Wounded" "Documents Found in the Rebel ... See More  

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643397

Victory at Mill Spring... Barnum's Commodore Nutt...

Item #643397
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 3, 1862 

* P.T. Barnum ad w/ Commodore Nutt

* Battle of Mill Springs - Kentucky

The front page has Civil War reporting with column heads including; "The Campaign In Kentucky" "The Victory At Mill Spring" "Part Taken in the Engagement by the Tenth Indiana" "Names of the Killed & Wounded" "Documents Found in the Rebel Camp... See More  

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539592

Frederick Douglass to speak at the Cooper Institute...

Item #539592

February 10, 1862

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, New York City, February 10, 1862



* Ad for Frederick Douglass speech at the Cooper Institute

* Ad for P. T. Barnum's Commodore Nutt

* Civil War battle reports




Among the various page 2 ads is one as seen in the photos below, reading:



"A Black Man On The War!!  Frederick Douglass Lecture at Cooper Institute on Wednesday Evening, Feb. 12, 1862 at 8 o'clock... See More  

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213021

Tom Thumbs Gets Married In 1863...

Item #213021

February 11, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, February 11, 1863 

 

* Tom Thumb Gets Married 

* Original Civil War Era Item...  War Against Slavery
 



Front page first column heads: "The Tom Thumb Wedding The Lilliputian Bride and Bridegroom, with the Humbug-Brobdingnag of the Museum and the Pious-Brobdingnag of the Church Wonderful Curiosity to See this Wonderful Event The Marriag
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567470

Tom Thumbs gets married...

Item #567470

February 11, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, February 11, 1863 

 

* Tom Thumb gets married



Front page first column heads: "The Tom Thumb Wedding The Lilliputian Bride and Bridegroom, with the Humbug-Brobdingnag of the Museum and the Pious-Brobdingnag of the Church Wonderful Curiosity to See this Wonderful Event The Marriage The Reception at the Metropolitan Hotel" and more.

Civil War he
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572315

Character of Lincoln... Slave sale... P.T. Barnum...

Item #572315

November 27, 1864

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 27, 1864



* Abraham Lincoln's character

* Phineas T. Barnum letter

* Columbia TN Tennessee




Page 5 has: "Character of President Lincoln--Remarks by Hon. A Wakeman" which takes nearly a full column (see for beginning). Page 2 has: "Negro Sales" from Augusta, giving particulars as to ages and prices (see). There is also a great amount of reporting o... See More  

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651155

Character of Lincoln... Slave sale... P.T. Barnum...

Item #651155

November 27, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 27, 1864  Page 5 has: "Character of President Lincoln--Remarks by Hon. A Wakeman" which takes nearly a full column (see for beginning). Page 2 has: "Negro Sales" from Augusta, giving particulars as to ages and prices (see). Also a pg. 2 bit reporting: "Sale of Monticello", Jefferson's home.

There is also a great amount of reporting on th... See More  

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140785

1865 Phineas P.T. BARNUM CIRCUS MUSEUM FIRE

Loss Estimated at $1,000,000

Item #140785
Here is a complete, genuine historic newspaper with the following title, date and description: NEW-YORK TIMES, July 14, 1865 Ftpg. first col. heads: "Disastrous Fire" "Total Destruction of Barnum's American Museum" "A History of Museum and Brief Sketch of its Curiosities" "Scenes Exciting, Serious, and Comic at the Fire" & more. A few traces of foxing.

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539049

P.T. Barnum's museum is destroyed...

Item #539049

July 14, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, July 14, 1865  The entire front page and some of the bkpg. are taken up with detailed & dramatic reports of the burning of Phineas T. Barnum's museum, with first column heads including: "A MEMORABLE FIRE" "Burning of Barnum's Museum Yesterday" "All the Human Notorities Rescued by the Firemen" and more (see photos). A lengthy list of destr... See More  

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