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The Life Of P.T. Barnum
While engaged as outside clerk for the Bowery Amphitheatre, I casually learned that the collection of curiosities comprising Scud≠derís American Museum, at the corner of Broadway and Ann street, was for sale. It belonged to the daughters of Mr. Scudder...
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Title: The Life Of P.T. Barnum
Creator: Phineas T. Barnum (author)
Date: 1855
Format: n/a
Publisher: Redfield, New York
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: Chapters 9 and 10, pp.214-295
Keywords: Advertising; Autobiography; Charles Stratton, Tom Thumb; Children; Demonstration; Economics; Employment; England; Entertainment; Entertainment, Leisure & Recreation; France; Media; Museums; New York; New York City, NY; Phineas T. Barnum; Popular Culture; Publicity; Short Stature; Travel
Topics: Mass Media, Culture & The Arts


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