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.