P.T. Barnum Lecture Broadside







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 than compensate.

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,



How to make it.
How to lose it.
How to keep it.
How to spend it.

Being the
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 or charlatan.

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 profitable entertainment.
London Times
We are bound to admit Mr. Barnum is one of the most entertaining lecturers that ever addressed an audience on a theme universally intelligible.
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 Congress - Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 70, Folder 7a Disability History Museum, www.disabilitymuseum.org  (March 04, 2009)

WESTFIELD LECTURE COURSE  1863 - Library of Congress - Disability History Museum, www.disabilitymuseum.org  (March 04, 2009)

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