Barnum’s American Museum

Event Information


Event Type:
Play With Music, Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
20 April 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

27 Jun 1864, All Day
28 Jun 1864, All Day
29 Jun 1864, All Day
30 Jun 1864, All Day
01 Jul 1864, All Day
02 Jul 1864, All Day

Program Details

Every Day 11, 3 and 7:45 p.m.

Note time change from 7:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Participants:  Charles E. Collins
Participants:  Charles E. Collins
Text Author: Selby
aka 'Twas I
Text Author: Payne


Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 26 June 1864, 5.
“At Barnum’s Museum, Mr. Collins (the ‘Cure’), Miss Cushman (the Secret Servant of her country), and Mlle. Ernestine (the danseuse) will intersperse the daily and nightly dramatic performances with their several exhibitions.”
Advertisement: New York Herald, 27 June 1864.

Announcement: New-York Times, 27 June 1864, 5.
“Mr. Charles E. Collins, the English comic vocalist, has been eminently successful, and has been reengaged.  His rendition of ‘The Cure,’ of which he is the original interpretor [sic], provoke [sic] uproarious merriment and an unlimited number of demands for its repetition.  The popular danseuse, Mlle. Ernestein [sic], also remains.”
Advertisement: New-York Times, 30 June 1864, 7.
“The Beautiful and Fascinating Mlle. Ernestine, in New and Graceful Dances. . . . Charles E. Collins (Positively last week,) in his World-Renowned and Original ‘Cure,’ and his great Jig Dance. . . . This day only, at 3 and 7 ¾ o’clock, Mr. J.H. Clifford, the celebrated Ethiopian Comedian, (late of Rumsey’s Minstrels,) in his favorite songs and dances.”