BARNUM (Phineas T., 1810-1891, American Showman, Founder of the Barnum and Bailey Circus)

Autograph instruction signed addressed to the "American Museum Admit Mr Tupper & friends at all times", 4" x 4", no place, 3rd October no year,

The flamboyant showman was the discoverer of the midget Tom Thumb, Jenny Lind (the Swedish Nightingale) and the counterfeit Feejee Mermaid. He founded the famous Barnum and Bailey Circus.
Probably to Martin Farquhar Tupper (1810 1889 English Poet).

Item Date:  1870

Stock No:  38350      £425

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