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"What Is It?" Advertisement
This is what is termed the Nondescript, or WHAT IS IT?
From the interior of Africa. It was captured by a party of adventurers who were in search of the gorilla. While exploring the river Gambia, near its mouth, they fell in with a race of beings never before discovered....
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Title: "What Is It?" Advertisement
Creator: n/a
Date: March 19, 1860
Format: Advertisement
Publication: New York Herald
Source: Available at selected libraries
Keywords: Advertising; Africa; African American; Animals; Cognitive Disability; Economics; Employment; Entertainment; Entertainment, Leisure & Recreation; Freak Show; Labor; Labor & Commerce; Leisure; Media; Museums; New York; New York City, NY; Phineas T. Barnum; Popular Culture; William Henry Johnson
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