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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 wealth of Tom Thumb (see).
Page 2 also has a notice supporting "For President, Franklin Pierce...". Four pages, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War