"Fejee Mermaid" Correct Likeness

The New York "Sunday Herald" published this rendition of the Barnum mermaid's actual appearance, in contrast to the advertised version. After this escapade, Barnum increasingly insisted that his exhibits possess real merit.

Date:
1842
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES09417
Height:
2810px
Width:
1856px
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