P.T. Barnum Lecture Broadside
P. T. BARNUM IN
LIEU OF ARTEMAS WARD.
The GENUINE Showman in place of the BOGUS one.
The Manager is happy to announce that he has secured the
services of P. T. Barnum, who will give his Lecture upon "Money
Getting," and although the expense is more than double what
it wold have been had C. F. Brown, (Artemas Ward,) fulfilled his
engagement, he hopes the audience will be enough larger to more
Season Ticket, admitting to the three remaining Lectures, by
BARNUM, BEECHER, and GOUGH, may be obtained at the store of G.
H. Hibbard; price FIFTY CENTS. It may be well enough to state,
as many anxious inquiries have been made, (in consequence of the
delay attending the Lectures,) as to what has become of the
funds, &c., that the entire amount, with the exception of $25,
which I ordered to be paid over to the Treasurer of the
Soldiers' Aid Society, is still in the hands of Mr. Hibbard, and
that I have no even drawn upon him for many bills which I have
paid on account of the Lecture course. Hoping that this
statement will prove satisfactory, and that I may still retain
the confidence of a community who have always sustained my
various enterprises far beyond their just deserts, I am the
public's obedient servant,
T. P. COLLINS.
MONEY! MONEY! MONEY!
THE ART OF MONEY GETTING!
How to make it.
How to lose it.
How to keep it.
How to spend it.
Thirty Years' Experience
Of one called by some
The Prince of Showmen,
and by others the
Prince of Humbugs!
P. T. Barnum
Will give his Lecture entitled
The Art of Money Getting! at the Methodist Church, Westfield,
On Friday Evening, April 3d., 1863.
This Lecture was delivered at St. James' Hall, in London,
seventeen different times, and repeated sixty times in various
portions of Great Britain.
SYLLABUS. -- Object of the Lecture. -- Anecdote. -- Sir Edward
Bulwer Lytton. -- Washington Irving. -- The Almighty Dollar. --
Lapdogs. -- Canary-birds. -- Terriers. -- Confederate Bonds.
Burns. -- The Age we Live in. -- Fashionable Physician. -- Royal
Academician. -- Prima Donna. -- Uncle Sam's Greenbacks. --
Poets. -- Engineers. -- Merchants. -- Ladies -- Maidens --
Widows. -- Postal Currency. -- Homer, Virgil, Anecdote. -- Oh,
'tis Love, 'tis Love. -- Shakespeare's Falstaff. -- Miser. --
Anecdote. -- Commerce. -- Ben Jonson. -- Jenny Lind. --
Franklin. -- Anecdote. -- George IV. -- Mr. Micawber. --
Candle-ends and Cheese. -- Punch. -- Rules for Making Money. --
Col. Crockett Anecdote. -- Cuvier. -- Graminiverous. --
Rothschild's Money-maxims. -- Sampson. -- The Royal
Basket-worker. -- Newspapers. -- Advertising. -- First sow, then
reap. -- French Editor. -- Anecdote. -- Gov. Dorr. -- Blood!
Blood! -- Humbugs. Pyramids of Ghiza. -- Notoriety. -- Albert
Smith. -- Dwarfs, Giants, Elephants, Woolly-horse, Fejee
Mermaid. -- Stephen Girard. -- Anecdote of John Jacob Astor. --
Goethe. -- Mephistophiles. -- Anecdote of Jacob Barker. --
Anecdote of Charity. -- Old Miser's Dying Advice. -- Anecdote,
"Let it Slide." -- Conclusion.
Troy Daily Times, Dec. 6th, 1862.
MR. BARNUM'S LECTURE. -- In the annals of the Young Men's
Association, we hardly know of a more thoroughly successful
lecture than that by P. T. Barnum, last evening. A more
brilliant, appreciative, and delighted assemblage was never
gathered in Troy. Mr. Barnum held them for nearly two hours,
without a manifestation of weariness, and sent them home in the
best of humor, with enlarged ideas as to the art of money
making. The good points of the lecture are thoroughly
unreportable. No sketch could do justice to Mr. Barnum's
inimitably told anecdotes and personal reminiscences. The more
serious portions of the lecture were admirable in their maxims
and advice. He evinced, also, a scholarship and elegance of
diction in the manner in which they were put together that few
gave Mr. Barnum credit for. His delivery was deliberate and
clear, and was rendered appropriate to each part of the theme.
WE had known the speaker as a wonderful showman, but as a
successful lecturer he appeared in a new and triumphant role.
Albany Knickerbocker, Dec. 1862.
BARNUM BEATS BEECHER. -- Eighteen hundred of our first
ladies and gentlemen, crowded Tweddie Hall, on Thursday night,
to hear the great showman discourse on the art of making money.
This is four hundred more than Henry Ward Beecher drew to the
same hall last week. Barnum's lecture gave immense satisfaction.
Indeed it was the lecture of the season. It was not only
a great pecuniary triumph for our Young Men's Association, but
the shrewd, practical suggestions, and rules for success in
business, illustrated by the drollest witticisms, and the most
original side-splitting anecdotes, were worth double the price
paid for admission. The audience was kept in a roar of laughter
from beginning to end, and left in the best possible humor.
Troy Daily Whig, Dec. 6, 1862.
Every seat in Rand's spacious hall was occupied last evening
by an audience as refined and intelligent as any that ever
greeted a public lecturer in this city. Both the speaker and the
subject were interesting, the former to be seen, the latter to
be listened to. People outside of the metropolis have heard so
much of Barnum, and of the various enterprises -- both good and
bad -- with which he has been connected, that, in the minds of
many persons, he had come to be regarded in the light of a
"curiosity" -- a genuine lusus naturae. But far from it.
Of a commanding personal appearance, a face beaming with good
nature, and a countenance remarkable for sharpness and
acuteness, the "great showman" looks everything but the humbug
Poughkeepsie Eagle, Dec. 10th, 1862.
P. T. Barnum's Lecture. -- Tuesday evening last, Mr. P.T.
Barnum delivered in Pine's Hall, in this city, the second
lecture in Prof. Eastman's College Course, and discharged his
duty in such an able manner, and so greatly to the satisfaction
of all who heard him, that he deserves more than an ordinary
notice. Mr. Barnum is known almost the world over as the
greatest showman of the present age, and as the most
indefatigable laborer in collecting curiosities for the people
to look at. As a consequence, he has often been called a great
humbug, but time has proved that he is as far removed from
listless idleness. He has never boasted of having curiosities
that were not there, or of wonders that he could not display,
when people called to see them. These traits of his character
being known, as a natural result, when the people heard that he
was coming, they turned out en masse to hear him, the
spacious hall being crowded with respectable and intelligent
auditors. His subject was money making which he handled
with much skill and with distinguished ability, giving a great
many practical hints and suggestions from which his audience
might profit, throwing in a variety of hits and anecdotes, many
of them so good as to bring down the house, and convulse the
most grave with merriment. Hardly a sentence did he utter that
was not full of interest, and all the way through he riveted the
attention of his auditors. To sum up all, we may say that Mr.
Barnum gave our people an exceedingly entertaining and very
We are bound to admit Mr. Barnum is one of the most entertaining
lecturers that ever addressed an audience on a theme universally
SINGLE TICKET, 25 Cents, CHILDREN, 15 Cents.
Ticket No. 2 to be given up at the Door.
P.T. Barnum Lecture Broadside
1863 - Library of
Printed Ephemera Collection;
Portfolio 70, Folder 7a
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