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.

2 comments:

  1. This is a great photo, as all of your photos are. I believe this is my favorite!

    Luv your blog!

    Best,

    ~Carol

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  2. Carol,
    Thanks for the encouraging note. P.T. Barnum was really an interesting personality. A great showman.
    Paul

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