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Humanity: The Greatest show on Earth - What con artists can teach one about excelling in socializing

Among swindlers and manipulators there are few out there who can hold a candle to the likes of P.T. Barnum. He’s famous for having created elaborate hoaxes, swivelled public opinion like a dime piece to whatever suited him, and creating the most famous circus out there – The Barnum & Bailey Circus, otherwise known as “The Greatest Show on Earth.” 1,320 more words


A short life

Born in 1841 and named Mercy Lavinia Warren Bump – who dined with presidents and kings, but became known the world over as Mrs. Tom Thumb. 174 more words

Book Review

Attractiveness ~

“A lovely nook of forest scenery, or a grand rock, like a beautiful woman,
depends for much of its attractiveness upon the attendance sense of freedom… 15 more words


P. T. Barnum Autograph Letter Signed

ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7.5, no date but circa 1840s. Letter to Mssrs. Tucker, in part: “Please get a slip printed immediately in some peculiar color and run it diagonally across all your bills saying Will Soon Close & get it posted on all the Tom Thumb bills before Sunday morning next.” Barnum adds a handwritten postscript, “I think Will Shortly Close reads better and should be printed large type…you had better order them at once.” Docketed on the reverse, most likely by Barnum, “Mr. 88 more words

RR Auctions

The People behind the new banknote series of US State Dollars - Part 2

The people behind (well actually on front of) the New Series of US State Dollars Banknotes – Part 2 (See Part One)

Banknote Collecting

The Villain Still Pursued Her (1940)

Buster Keaton, Alan Mowbray, Richard Cromwell, Anita Louise. Dir: Edward F. Cline

This entry is part of the First Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon, hosted by Silentology. 2,927 more words