Souvenirs and Toys - P.T. Barnum Digital Collection

Contained within the souvenirs and toys grouping is a wide variety of items, including ephemera (things not meant to last long, like tickets), and previous objects. Many items pertain to P. T. Barnum’s celebrities, especially Charles S. Stratton (General Tom Thumb) and his wife Lavinia Warren, also Jenny Lind, and Jumbo. Among the items are tickets, tokens or game counters, calling cards, paper dolls, a large printed handkerchief, and even a souvenir slice of wedding cake given to a guest at the Fairy Wedding. The medal awarded to P.T. Barnum for his advocacy of temperance is also present, as are pieces of tusks from two famous elephants, Jumbo and Columbia.
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Toy: Miss Minnie Warren paper doll set
Ticket: Ticket to
Ticket: Two tickets to a morning concert, likely held at the American Museum
Physical object: Jenny Lind stoneware plate
Ticket: Bridgeport Scientific Society Sixteenth Annual Course of Lectures course ticket
Physical object: Ribbon badge for the
1893-07-04 -
Textile:
1882-01-01 - 1882-12-31
Ticket:
1885-01-01 - 1910-12-31
Letter: Souvenir Contract with P. T. Barnum & Co., 1888
Program:
Physical object: Columbia's tusk tip
Ticket: Ticket to unveiling of the P. T. Barnum statue, 1893
Physical object: Medal struck in England featuring Charles S. Stratton (General Tom Thumb)
1844-01-01 - 1844-12-31
Ticket: Complimentary ticket to
Ticket:
Physical object: Lead figure of Charles S. Stratton
Ticket:
Ticket: Complimentary Editor's Ticket to
Ticket:
1845-01-01 - 1862-12-31
Physical object: Calling card for Minnie A. Warren
Invitation: Invitation to P.T. Barnum's Hippodrome featuring the visit of King Kalakaua in 1874
1874
Calling Card: Calling Card for
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Physical object: Memorial ribbon for P. T. Barnum's funeral
1891-04-10 -

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