P.T. Barnum was a man to be reckoned with.
Born July 5th 1810 in Bethel, Connecticut. He moved
to New York City in 1834 and at age 25 found his
calling in the world of exhibitions. P.T. Barnum
became the Greatest Show Man in the world.
His ideas, his creativity, and his expert
manipulation of the press made him a household
name. Best known for the Oddities which he
presented and his legacy of the Ringling Bros.,
Barnum and Bailey Circus all of which  brought
joy and laughter to millions worldwide. A serious
study of his methods of publicity are a must for
anyone wishing to be a success in the entertainment
business. Oddly enough, many of his methods
are still being used today. P.T. Barnum, "King of
the Weird" and Master of the "Build-Up".

 
 
GENERAL
TOM THUMB

A very young boy when
P.T. discovered him. It
was Tom Thumb that
gave P.T. his first real
wealth in the Show
Business.  P.T. taught
Tom how to act, sing,
dance, do impersonations,
and tell humorous stories.

Tom Thumb was a sensation
both in the US and in Europe.

Tom Thumb and P.T. Barnum
became fast friends and toured
extensively.

Tom Thumb was 25 Inches High
and weighed only 15 Pounds!
He was the Smallest Man on Earth!
 


 
 
JENNY LIND

Known World-Wide as the "Swedish Nightingale"
was persuaded by P.T. Barnum to perform concerts
throughout the US. She toured some 19 Cities and
performed many concerts in N.Y. before parting ways
with P.T. Barnum. She was paid over $100,000.00 for
her talents, and P.T.'s net income from the engagements
was about the same. Jenny Lind created a sensation in
the US and was the Toast of the Town.


 
 
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