Prints - P.T. Barnum Digital Collection

The prints sub-collection includes a variety of subjects and genres, ranging from an 1875 birds-eye view map to decorative prints and portrait engravings. Several of the prints are derived from photographs or daguerreotypes. Most of the images pertain to P. T. Barnum’s famous performers such as Jenny Lind and Charles S. Stratton (General Tom Thumb) and include Currier and Ives prints of popular performers such as the Albino Family, and Chang and Eng Bunker. Portraits of Barnum range in date from the mid-1840s to the late 1880s, and include caricatures. Also in the collection are views of Barnum’s homes in Bridgeport; Charles Stratton’s home in Bridgeport; and several views of the American Museum in New York City. A color lithograph of Barnum’s circus trains is much like a poster, but is more modest in size and lacks location and date information.
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Trade card: Stratton and Warren in front of crowned heads of Europe
Print:
1848-01-01 - 1857-12-31
Lithograph: Portrait of Chang and Eng Bunker
1839
Print: Charles S. Stratton, known as General Tom Thumb by J. Baillie (version 2)
1844 - 1847
Newspaper:
1872-01-01 - 1872-12-31
Print:
1850-01-01 - 1851-12-31
Illustration: Stratton as General Tom Thumb in costumes from the 1861 Currier and Ives print, Suit
1861 - 1869
Print:
1840-01-01 - 1850-12-31
Lithograph: General Tom Thumb by Currier and Ives
1871
Print:
1855-01-01 - 1855-12-31
Print: Jenny Lind by John Sartain
1856 - 1870
Print:
1863-01-01 - 1863-12-31
Print: Barnum's American Museum by S. Hollyer
1852
Print: Waldemere, without mat (owned by Barnum Museum)
Lithograph: Chang and Eng, aged 18
Print:
1861
Postcard: Castle Garden by unknown artist
Illustration: Stratton as General Tom Thumb in costumes from the 1861 Currier and Ives print, Stratton with a bearded man
1861 - 1869
Illustration: Stratton's home in Bridgeport, Conn.,
1863 - 1883
Print: Waldemere, with mat (owned by Bridgeport History Center)
1870 - 1879
Illustration: Stratton as General Tom Thumb in costumes from the 1861 Currier and Ives print, Napoleon
1860 - 1869
Print:
1850-01-01 - 1860-12-31
Print:
1849-01-01 - 1849-12-31
Illustration: Barnum and George Washington Morrison Nutt standing together
1853

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