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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