P.T.Barnum Part 1 #1

| December 13, 2012

P.T. Barnum and Tom Thumb. Photo by Charles Deforest Fredricks.

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P.T.Barnum Part #2

| December 13, 2012

The following posts of P.T. Barnum presents a problem in my being able to explain what type of medium they are. A few are live photos others are lithographs done in  ink or in pencil scratching. In the collection of negatives that I have I ran across 30 or more of P.T. Barnum’s illustrations. After […]

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P.T. Barnum Part 1 #3

| December 13, 2012

P.T Barnum 1881 “War Chariot of India”. United States presidents presented on top. This may have been the drawing plans for the construction of this wagon. I do not have an actual photo.

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P.T.Barnum Part 1 #4

| December 13, 2012

This is an actual photo of P.T. Barnum’s 1873 orchestra band wagon. “Orchestmelachor” Bob Cline has named this wagon correctly in his comment. A must read. Thanks Bob.

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P. T, Barnum Part 1 #5

| December 13, 2012

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P.T. Barnum Part 1 #6

| December 13, 2012

The notes say P.T. Barnum American Museum….. there were no dates.  Is it possible that this along with the other illustrations were destroyed in the fire?  I discovered that the fire took place July 13, 1865.

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P.T. Barnum Part 1 #7

| December 13, 2012

This is a  photo of an illustration of the 1881 Golden Horse Band Wagon. Here again very little information. It surely is fine art with a great deal of imagination.

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P.T. Barnum Part 1 #8

| December 13, 2012

There was no information on the negative envelope. Maybe this is the home of Mr. Barnum ??

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P.T. Barnum Part 1 #9

| December 13, 2012

It is quite possible that these illustrations were different events that happened in Mr. Barnum s life. It is said he was a character.

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P.T. Barnum Part 1 #10

| December 13, 2012

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