Each day we bring you one stunning little glimpse of history in the form of a historical photograph. Enjoy!
Friday, August 24, 2007
P. T. Barnum
This is a portrait of consummate showman P. T. Barnum. It was taken in 1855 by Mathew Brady. Barnum is remembered as one of the first to master the art of hype. His museums and traveling shows often featured human oddities and unusual animals.