Newspapers - P.T. Barnum Digital Collection

The newspapers and magazines sub-collection contains illustrated material as well as items that are mainly text. A highlight are the dozen rare Herald of Freedom newspapers published by P. T. Barnum in the early 1830s, along with two competitors’ issues from the same time. Also included are selected news magazines featuring stories that pertain to P. T. Barnum and his famous associates. Subjects include Jenny Lind, Charles Stratton (Gen. Tom Thumb), Barnum’s American Museum, Jumbo the Elephant, and Barnum’s Hippodrome. Full-page and double- page illustrations from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, and Harper’s Weekly are among them. A few clippings are also included.
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Newspaper: Article from unknown paper regarding Brooklyn Yacht Club Cruise and mentioning Charles S. Stratton (Gen. Tom Thumb)
1872-01-01 - 1883-12-31
Newspaper: Harper's Weekly and the Independent, Articles regarding Barnum's death
1891
Newspaper: Centerfold of Harper's Weekly,
1860-02-01 - 1860-02-29
Newspaper: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper,
1856-05-10
Newspaper: Roxbury Gazette, featuring an article on Chang and Eng Bunker
1847-08-01 - 1847-09-30
Newspaper: England's Loss is America's Gain
1882
Clippings: Articles on the Fairy Wedding
1863
Newspaper: Gleason's Drawing Room Companion featuring Barnum's Herd of Elephants at the American Museum
1851-06-21
Newspaper: New York Herald, American Museum ad including General Tom Thumb
1847-03-15
Newspaper:
1872-01-01 - 1872-12-31
Newspaper: Cover and article from Harper's Weekly for February 21, 1863, featuring the Fairy Wedding
1863-02-21 -
Newspaper: Harper's Weekly, featuring Living Curiosities at the American Museum
1860-12-15
Newspaper: The Clipper with article about M. Lavinia Warren and Primo Magri
1892-04-23 -
Newspaper: Promotional Newspaper for Jenny Lind
Freund's Music and Drama: Article about Jenny Lind's first appearance in London
1883 - 1892
Newspaper: Illustrated London News featuring General Tom Thumb as Frederick the Great
1845-12-27
Newspaper: Gleason's Drawing Room Companion, Chang and Eng Bunker with their family, colorized
1835 - 1861
Newspaper:
1874-08-29 -
Newspaper:
1863-02-21 -
Newspaper: Norwich Weekly, single page advertisement for American Museum
1851-06-25
Magazine: the Animal World feature on Jumbo
1882-04-01
Newspaper: Cover illustration of New York Illustrated, featuring the Fairy Wedding, February 21, 1863
1863-02-21
Herald of Freedom and Gospel Witness
Newspaper: New York Weekly Tribune, features article about American Museum fire
1873-01-01

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