Since we are well into “apple season” here in New England (as well as in neighboring New York State, the country’s second biggest apple-producer), the title phrase of this week’s blog—plucked from a P. T. Barnum letter—seemed ripe for picking.
Some More Wonderful News! “The Barnum Museum remains unyieldingly determined to revitalize from its series of natural disasters – and now we remain vigilant and steadfast as we navigate Covid-19.
One of the things I’ve been doing as I read Barnum’s letters from France in his 1845-1846 copybook is to keep an eye out for clues and references to artifacts that are now in the Barnum Museum’s collection.
All Things Barnum! It is a joy to send you these fascinating weekly blogs about Mr. Barnum’s continental adventures, and I assure you, there are many, many more to come!
In recent blogs we’ve gotten to know a couple of the “personalities” in Barnum’s letters, Fordyce Hitchcock and Emile Guillaudeu. And by now “Monsieur Pinte” is also a name familiar to readers of this series.
Advertisements for Barnum’s American Museum always trumpet the many thousands of “curiosities” that visitors could see once they had paid to enter, like a new world laid before them.
Greetings, everyone! Here in Connecticut we are feeling a hint of Fall in the air, closing out an unusually hot summer.
One of the many “beauties” of P. T. Barnum’s copybook letters from 1845-1846 is that they provide insights into Barnum’s attitudes toward money just at the point in his life when he had become incredibly rich.
In recognition of today, a somber remembrance of September 11, 2001.