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    BARNUM. P.T. Barnum's Car of Neptune. As Seen in the Great Street Pageant. [Caption title (top & bottom of poster)]. 22" x 28". Colored lithograph on paper, mounted to board; small scuffs & gouges. Overall very good. Car of Neptune drawn by eight fine horses. New York: H.A. Thomas Lith. Studio, 865 Broadway, [ca. 1875]. $4,000.00

     

    The lithographer, Thomas, "was the lithographic historian and celebrator of the American Theatre." --Peters, America on Stone. Peters did not know Thomas' dates, but dates one work in 1878. Peters does list several show posters, but this is not one of them.

 

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