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The World of Phineas T. Barnum

The World of Phineas T. Barnum

– Time Life Books The World of Phineas T. Barnum. This book is a collection of 9 prints made from original Brady negatives from the Meserve Collection.

The 8 prints are pictures of the following: (1.) P.T. Barnum and dancer (2.) Ernestine de Faiber (3.) General Tom Thumb and wife, Lavinia (4.) James Murphy, The Irish Giant (5.) Anna Swan, the Nova Scotia Giantess & the Lilliputian King (6.) Jane Campbell, the Fat Lady (7.) Isaac Sprague, the Living Skeleton (8.) Mrs. Myers, the Bearded Lady (9.) Chang & Eng, the Siamese Twins.

The World of Phineas T. Barnum

The World of Phineas T. Barnum

The World of Phineas T. Barnum

The World of Phineas T. Barnum

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The World of Phineas T. Barnum

Each print is stamped and numbered. This collection comes with a Booklet containing the history of PT Barnum and his circus and also includes information on the prints included in the portfolio. This book is numbered 1526/5000 and bears the signature of Dorothy Meserve Kunhardt, daughter of Frederick Meserve and owner of the Meserve Collection.