Barnum’s American Museum

Event Information

Venue(s):
Barnum's American Museum [JAN 1842-JUL 1865]

Price: $.25; .15 children under ten

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
20 February 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

25 Jul 1864, All Day

Program Details

Pantomime at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7:45 p.m. L’Orchestrion at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Night owl; Muzulm
Composer(s): Ravel
Text Author: Ravel
4)
aka New songs; Foreign airs by native artists
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  J. H. Clifford
5)
Participants:  J. H. Clifford

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 25 July 1864.

2)
Announcement: New York Post, 25 July 1864, 2.

“Mazulm [sic] is played with unusual acceptation, the company having been increased by several important additions.”

3)
Announcement: New-York Times, 25 July 1864, 5.

4)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 25 July 1864, 7.

“Third and Last Week of the Great Ravel Pantomime. . . . J.H. Clifford, Ethiopian Comedian, in his favorite Songs and Jig Dances. . . . Magnificent Musical Instrument, L’Orchestrion, imported from the Black Forest, Germany, at an Expense of $12,000, will play the Most Difficult and Elaborate Popular Overtures, and with all the Grandeur, Compass and Charming Effect of a Full Orchestra of 20 Instruments.”

5)
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 25 July 1864, 5.

“[Barnum] has got a blowing machine in operation that hoists in 30,000 feet of pure air per minute.”

6)
Review: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 25 July 1864, 8.

The pantomime Muzulm was very well received and will stay in the repertoire for another week.  The orchestrion is worth checking out.

7)
Announcement: Courrier des États-Unis, 26 July 1864.