Barnum’s American Museum

Event Information

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

Price: $.30; .15 children under 10

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
7 June 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

19 Jun 1865, All Day

Program Details

Jenny Lind at Last includes songs.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Text Author: Fitzball
Participants:  Emilie Melville [actress] (role: Vivandiere)
aka Jenny Lind; Jenny Lind at last; Swedish nightingale; Jenny Leatherlungs
Text Author: Reach
Participants:  Tony Denier
Participants:  Tony Denier


Advertisement: New York Herald, 19 June 1865, 7.

     “Daughter of the Regiment, with all the Original Music. . . . Jenny Lind . . . Miss Emilie Melville, in which she will sing several New and Popular Songs.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 19 June 1865, 7.
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 19 June 1865, 8.
Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 22 June 1865, 5.

     “This is the last week of Miss Emily Melville’s engagement at the Museum.  She plays, every afternoon and evening, in the operatic piece, ‘The child of the Regiment’ and the farce of ‘Jenny Lind.’  In both she is complimented by hearty applause, and in the latter, especially, she sings a number of songs in a manner which again proves that her immature and undeveloped, but very positive, talents, ought not to be neglected.”

Advertisement: Courrier des États-Unis, 22 June 1865.

     La Fille du Régiment, a “grand drame romantique et musical,” followed by the operetta Jenny Lind by Emilie Melville; Tony Denier, dancer; dances on one leg; W. B. Harrison, comic songs.

Review: New York Clipper, 01 July 1865, 94.

     “Miss Emily Melville has proved quite an attractive card for Mr. Barnum, her singing and dramatic performances bringer her much into favor. . . . W. B. Harrison, who makes songs as he sings, off-hand, creates a great deal of fun by his clever hits at men and things.”