1850s P.T. Barnum Museum Circus Sideshow Newspaper Ads

$295.00

(1) Double column advertisement illustrated with famous elephant train advertising the 1854 season with a team of eight elephants (a baby for General Tom Thumb), Cortege of 140 horses and 100 men, Living Animals Menagerie includes a Monster White or Polar Bear, Royal Tiger, Young Lion Pair, Brazilian Tigers, Black and Poona Bears and Hyenas.  (2) Column and a half ad with SEVEN wood...

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(1) Double column advertisement illustrated with famous elephant train advertising the 1854 season with a team of eight elephants (a baby for General Tom Thumb), Cortege of 140 horses and 100 men, Living Animals Menagerie includes a Monster White or Polar Bear, Royal Tiger, Young Lion Pair, Brazilian Tigers, Black and Poona Bears and Hyenas. 

(2) Column and a half ad with SEVEN wood cut illustrations: Museum of Wonders, Car of Juggernaut, General Tom Thumb, Mr. Nellis (armless performer), Mr. Lengel the Lion King, Objects of Nature & Art, and Monkeys. 

Dated 1853/54 in or near Washington County PA. Price 25 cents and 15 cents under 9 years of age.

Both appear in their full newspaper pages, measuring 19 x 24.5” in very nice condition with left edge roughness from binding and tiny edge tear. 

Supple rag paper, will be mailed rolled.