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Portrait of the real estate magnate, advertising genius, politician, scam artist, and "greatest showman on earth" who gave America the three-ring circus. Enjoy a look at Barnum's American Museum, where he presented such bizarre acts as the Feejee Mermaid (actually a monkey head sewn to a fish body) and midget Tom Thumb.

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