Furniture - P.T. Barnum Digital Collection
The furniture sub-collection contains a range of examples dating from the early to late 1800s. Among these are miniature beds and chairs that belonged to Charles S. Stratton (Gen. Tom Thumb) and his wife M. Lavinia Warren, and items that belonged to P. T. Barnum and were used in his Bridgeport, Connecticut, homes. Of special note are selected examples from a suite made for P. T. Barnum’s personal library by Julius Dessoir.