Books and Booklets - P.T. Barnum Digital Collection
The books and booklets sub-collection contains a variety of souvenir booklets about Barnum’s performers as well as several editions of his History of Animals, a songbook, clown joke book, and rare guidebooks to Barnum’s American Museum. Also included are early circus route books, and substantial booklets pertaining to the lavish circus spectacles such as "Nero" and "The Fall of Babylon." Handsomely illustrated children’s books by Barnum are also included. Material pertaining to Barnum’s life and death includes illustrations from his autobiography, a booklet concerning his religious beliefs, his Will and Codicils, and a biographical piece written by his widow. Where “covers only” are indicated in the record title, a complete example of a similar item can be found in the folder.
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