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1889 November
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file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0068
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A brochure prepared for the London showing in November 1889. Distributed free. 16 p. 8/20/89. This was to be their only show in Europe because the amphitheatre, "The Olympia", was the only one large enough to handle the show. Includes description of the acts featuring Jumbo (as restored and his skeleton) and "the classic drama of Nero", the side...

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1888
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file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0068
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

"P.T. Barnum's Circus Museum and Menagerie" text and illustrations arranged for little people by P.T. Barnum and Sarah J. Burke. 1888 London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1888, unpaged. A charming story book about 3 children who are taken to the circus by P.T. Barnum in New York. The characters and animals that make up the circus are described with i...

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undated
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file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0068
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Cover torn in half vertically, no date, no author, unpaged. Picture book of several acts from the Barnum Show.

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1866, 1888
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file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0068
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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undated
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Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0068
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

No author. Not dated, unpaged. A child's book of the alphabet in which each letter describes animals and/or persons that make up the circus.

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Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0068
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Not dated, no author, unpaged. Picture book, presumably for children, of several acts from the show.

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1873
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file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0068
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An ad from March 15, 1873 [?], announcing the Great Traveling World's Fair. Went to nearly every large town in New England, Canada, and States east of Mississippi and north of Ohio.

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undated
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0068
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Not dated, no author, unpaged. A picture book of the acts performed by the Royal Scots Greys, the 1st Life Guards, the Royal House Artillery, the Royal Engineers, the Coldstream Guards, and the 5th Royal Irish Lancers.

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Dates:
1889-1890
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0068
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

(Presumably kept by Helen Barnum Rennell, a granddaughter whose name and address appear on back of front cover). A scrapbook of Barnum and Bailey's show in London from November 16, 1889 to February 20, 1890. The circus was there for 14 weeks. The scrapbook also contains cartoons and pictures as well as newspaper articles. Includes his death and...

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1889-1890
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0068
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Described the trip to and from London when Barnum and Bailey took the circus there in 1889 February 1890. It included about 440 performers, 380 horses, camels, bear, monkeys, leopards and 13 elephants, lions, tigers, llama, and deer. Went for 100 days and cost about 12,000 per day. Also 80 tons of advertising materials were taken over. Barnum wa...

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