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David McGreevy's Blog – February 2018 Archive (1)

Stereoview, is this P. T. Barnum?

I recently purchased this stereoview, apparently made in the UK. It looks to be 1850s- early 1860s. I believe this may be a portrait of he great P. T. Barnum,  There is no written information on it. I do know that Barnum regularly travelled to England during his career. perhaps he meant this as a kind of advertising. His jaunty stance seems in keeping with other photos of…

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Added by David McGreevy on February 13, 2018 at 1:00 — 5 Comments

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