P.T. Barnums new & Greatest Show on Earth in United States


P.T. Barnums new & Greatest Show on Earth
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Owner 1877-1880: P. T. Barnum
Founded1877
Closed down1880
Country United States

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Elephant keepers 1877-1880: William Newman
Record history
History of updates2012-04-22

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P.T. Barnums new & Greatest Show on Earth, United States , was founded in 1877. P.T. Barnums new & Greatest Show on Earth closed down in 1880.


Comments / pictures1877: P. T. Barnum renewed hos 1876 show P.T. Barnums Greatest Show on Earth as P.T. Barnums new & Greatest Show on Earth

1879: Clipper** (29 March 1879) tells us: "The Barnum show has imported 4 diminutive African elephants". (Source: Richard Reynolds, Buckles blog)

1881: Merger with P. T. Barnum, James Bailey and James L. Hutchinson, "P.T. Barnums Greatest Show On Earth, And The Great London Circus, Sangers Royal British Menagerie and The Grand International Allied Shows United", soon shortened to "Barnum & London Circus".

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Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). P.T. Barnums new & Greatest Show on Earth, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=2362. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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