Barnum’s American Museum

Event Information

Barnum's American Museum [JAN 1842-JUL 1865]

Price: $.25

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
4 June 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

14 Dec 1864, All Day
15 Dec 1864, All Day
16 Dec 1864, All Day
17 Dec 1864, All Day
18 Dec 1864, All Day
19 Dec 1864, All Day

Program Details

Every day 3 pm and 7:30 pm

The Tenants of the tomb (dramatic sketch) includes “The Ghost” effect.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Ticket of leave man
Text Author: Taylor [dramatist]


Advertisement: New York Herald, 13 December 1863.

Announcement: New York Post, 14 December 1863, 2.
Barnum’s is “the only place where the spectral illusions still hold the stage.”
Advertisement: New-York Times, 14 December 1863, 7.
“HERR ZIROM, from the principal concert-rooms of Paris, Berlin, London, &c., &c., who produces the most wonderful music on the instrument he calls the EMMELYNKA, commonly known as the MOUTH HARMONICA.  MISS DORA DAWRON, DOUBLE-VOICED SINGER. . . . Kelly’s Automaton Musical Troupe, consisting of six figures, size of life, which play upon NOVEL PIANOS OR HARPERIANS, producing music equal to a full orchestra of living performers. . . . EDUCATED SEAL, plays a Musical Instrument.”
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 14 December 1863.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 17 December 1863, 7.
“The Ticket-of-Leave Man, by Tom Taylor, embracing in its cast the entire strength of the company, with new and beautiful scenery, new music, new costumes.”
Announcement: New-York Times, 18 December 1863, 4.

Announcement: New York Clipper, 19 December 1863, 283.