Description of the Colosseum, Broadway, 35th and 36th Streets, New York
New York State Pamphlets
Description of the Colosseum, Broadway, 35th and 36th Streets, New York. The largest iron structure in the world. A history of the world renowned cycloramas, each covering an acre of canvas, of London of 1828, by Daylight, painted in 1828, from sketches of Thomas Hornor, by E. T. Parris. Paris by Moonlight, and London of 1873, by Night, painted by Danso & Sons to be followed by Paris of 1873. Now first introduced to an American Public. Also and extensive and curious collection of works of art, objects of historical interest, wonders of sceince and mechanics, optical illusions, automatic marvels, musical novelties, which together with the entertainments of the Lectorium, under the direction of Prof. Tobin, late of the Ploytechnic, London, will form the most novel, pleasing, moral and instructive exhibition ever attempted in America. R. L. Kennard., Sole Proprietor. P. T. Barnum, Director
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History--New York (State); R. L. Kennard; P. T. Barnum