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    Phineas T. Barnum Autograph Document Signed Reviewing his Recent National Tour Great content A.Ms.S. "P.T. Barnum" with a postscript signed with his initials, on Barnum & London Ten United Monster Shows letterhead, 1p., 6" x 9.5", announcing the end of his season and relating basic financial statistics. He writes, in full: "P. L. The Greatest Show on Earth closes its season at Lynchburg, Va. This week Saturday... and ... immediately to its Thirteen Quarters at Bridgeport, Conn. Its receipts grew larger and larger every year but the show itself and expenses grew larger in proportion, so that its net profits are annually less. We open in New York City with new and enormously expensive varieties in the American Institute Building 5 avenue & 65th St next Spring. P.T.Barnum / Our receipts In Memphis Tenn Nashville, Chattanooga Knoxville Atlanta, Ga. Macon Augusta & Savannah were larger than in any other varieties of the Union. This is the first season that Barnum's show ever visited those Southern States. PTB" Faint waterstaining at bottom, however not affecting the legibility of this great content letter. Matted alongside a picture of Barnum to an overall size of 16" x 15".

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    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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