DescriptionPhineas T. Barnum: A Wonderful Holographic Quotation on Abraham Lincoln Phineas T. Barnum, the Greatest Promoter of the 19th century America; brought "Jumbo" the elephant over from England and introduced Jenny Lind, "The Swedish Nightingale" to audiences across the United States and Europe. He also founded "Barnum's Museum" which displayed oddities and curiosities. Autographed Manuscript Quotation Signed, 1 page, 8vo, Waldemer, Brideport, Ct., June 30, 1880.
In 1882 the great Lincoln historian, Osborn H. Oldroyd, published a book entitled, The Lincoln Memorial:Album Immortellers. Original Life Pictures with Autographs from the Hands and Hearts of Eminent American Contemporaries of the Great Martyr to Liberty, Abraham Lincoln. Oldroyd assembled in this book several hundred quotations about Abraham Lincoln form famous people of the age from Presidents to poets, scientist to businessmen. Each was asked to write a sentiment about Lincoln on a page beneath a printed profile of "The Great Emancipator". Among those who contributed was P.T Barnum and her we have the very page, which Barnum submitted. His comments on Lincoln, written in his own hand, are as follows: "Abraham Lincoln's cheerfulness and wit were invaluable to him in the taxing years of our civil war. Cheerfulness to a good man or woman is always a mighty sustaining power. Mr Lincoln's unwavering faith that God would finally overcome Evil buoyed his spirits through the darkest hours. Of Mr. Lincoln's inflexible honest of purpose, there is but one opinion throughout the world. He was a noble whole-souled tenderhearted man. He was a model President of this model Republic. His fame is justly immortal. P.T. Barnum Waldemere, Bridgeport, Ct. June 30, 1880"Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.
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