Barnum's American Museum

Title

Barnum's American Museum

Subject

New York (State)--New York
Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891
Museums
Fires
Barnum's American Museum

Description

Ice covers businessman and showman P. T. Barnum's American Museum in New York City after it was destroyed by fire on March 3, 1868. The American Museum opened on November 13, 1865, some three and a half years after a fire claimed the original Barnum American Museum. After briefly considering retirement, Barnum decided to take the show on the road, and in 1870 created the P.T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan and Circus.

Creator

E. & H. T. Anthony & Co.

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1868-03-XX

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

jpg

Language

eng

Identifier

401506
Miscellaneous Collection
Vertical File Stereograph Collection

Original Format

stereograph
b&w
1

Physical Dimensions

9 x 17 cm

Citation

E. & H. T. Anthony & Co., “Barnum's American Museum,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed July 22, 2018, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/26494.