Barnums American Museum in United States

Barnums American Museum

Closed down1865
Country United States


Key People 1861-1861: Charles White (menagerie superintendent)


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Barnums American Museum, United States , was founded in 1841. Barnums American Museum closed down in 1865.

Taxidermy specimens

Barnums American Museum has in its collection 1 elephantine museum specimens with records in this database:

(Measurements of teeth and body parts follow the system described by Maglio (1973; P = plate number, L = length, W = width, H = height, LF = lamellar frequency)

    Old Bet Destroyed by fire in Museum
    Accession nr: . Received: 1821-00-00 Old Bet
    Species: African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
    * Born 1800 at Africa unspecified location † Dead 1816-07-26 at Bailey Circus
    Death: shot Death reason: aggressive, shot by Daniel Davis
    †† Buried 1816-00-00 at just off Route 4 in Alfred, Berwick, Maine
    Mounted 1821 by Barnums American Museum in New York
    ††† Destroyed 1835-00-00 by fire in Museum

Comments / picturesBarnum\'s American Museum was located at the corner of Broadway, Park Row, and Ann Street in what is now the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City, from 1841 to 1865. The museum was owned by famous showman P. T. Barnum, who purchased Scudder\'s American Museum in 1841.

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Koehl, Dan (2024). Barnums American Museum, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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