United States #1309 (1966)

P. T. Barnum & the Circus

On July 5, 1810, Phineas Taylor “P. T.” Barnum was born in Bethel, Connecticut. Barnum was an American politician, showman, and businessman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Although Barnum was also an author, publisher, philanthropist, and for some time a politician, he said of himself, “I am a showman by profession…and all the gilding shall make nothing else of … Continue reading P. T. Barnum & the Circus