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Maximo and Bartola and the myth of Iximaya

While cataloging a volume of nineteenth century anthropologic and ethnographic pamphlets on the Indians of North America, this pamphlet jumped out with its typographically festive message of cultural imperialism and racialization: 2,426 more words

Rare Books

An Audiobook Review: There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute.


The Art of Money Getting

By Phineas Taylor Barnum

Published by LibriVox

Read by Jill Preston

The Book:

When P.T. Barnum wrote this book, he was following a great tradition of self-help books that include, Thomas Mace’s… 527 more words


The Mermaid

This is amazing! P.T. Barnum would be proud (that you aren’t a sucker.) Click here for: The Mermaid.

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Barnum Museum Will Show "Inexplicable Specimen"

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – The Barnum Museum says it has something very strange to reveal.

An “inexplicable specimen” is sitting in the Connecticut museum dedicated to the life and odd career of showman P.T. 263 more words