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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Book: Panorama of Barnum's Roman Hippodrome and Grand Procession of Congress of Nations
1874
Songster: P.T. Barnum's Clown's Songster season of 1879
1879
Booklet: Siamese Twins, Chang and Eng. An Historical Account of the Siamese Twin Brothers, from actual observations
1834
Booklet: Life of General Mite. Written by Himself
1876
Book:
Book:
1893-01-01 - 1893-12-31
Booklet: History of Animals and Leading Curiosities...1874
1874
Book:
1872-09-01 - 1872-09-30
Book: Will & Codicils of Phineas Taylor Barnum
1891-01-01 - 1892-12-31
Book:
1847-01-01 - 1847-12-31
Book:
1867-01-01 - 1867-12-31
Booklet: The Great Circus Clown Joker
1870 - 1899
Book: Pages from P.T. Barnum's Circus Book
1888
Book: Barnum's Great Show
1888 - 1889
Book: Select illustrations from the book,
1855-01-01 - 1891-12-31
Book:
1868-01-01 - 1868-12-31
Booklet: Little Grains for Little People by Palmer Cox
1885
Booklet:
1873-01-01 - 1873-12-31
Booklet:
1882
Booklet: The Fall of Babylon
1890
Book: P.T. Barnum's Circus text and illustrations arranged for little people (owned by the Bridgeport History Center)
1888
Songster: P.T. Barnum's Great Clown Songster
1877
Book: The Great American Menagerie
1889
Booklet: Memoir of an Eventful Expedition in Central America [...] by Pedro Velasquez
1850

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