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P. T. Barnum's Museum burns to the ground...



Item # 558857

July 14, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 14, 1865  The first column on the ftpg. has the dramatic news of the day: "GREAT CONFLAGRATION" "Barnum's Museum In Ashes" "Twenty Other Buildings Partially Destroyed" "History of the Museum" "Carnival of Slaughter" "Frightful Combats of the Beasts" "Lions, Tigers, Whales & Boa Constrictors Perishing in the Flames" "Eccentricities of Blazing Monkeys" and more (see). The entire ftpg. is taken up with details of the burning of Barnum's Museum.
Eight pages, very nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War