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P. T. Barnum's Museum goes up in flames...



Item # 542386

July 14, 1865

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, July 14, 1865  The ftpg. has a diagram headed: "The Great Conflagration--New York July 13, 1865". One column heads include: "FIRE!!" "Conflagration In New York!" "Immense Destruction of Property!" "Barnum's Museum IN Ruins!" "The Astor House Endangered!" "The Burning of Animals  and Curiosities!" "Trepidation of the Fat Men and Women!" "Their Final Escape From the Flames" and more (see). Eight pgs., never bound nor trimmed, bit of browning at a fold & minor weakness at central fold, discreet archival mends to inside pgs.

Category: Post-Civil War