Review of Reviews,  1 (1890), 296.

Mr. Barnum's Latest Idea




Publications abstracted:

Phineas T Barnum North American Review


Archaeology, Exhibitions, Anti-Scientism

    Barnum suggests that displaying the 'mummified corpse of Rameses II.' at the great exhibition of 1892 might induce 'this generation, proud of its scientific and mechanical triumph, to bear in mind that the art that embalmed the body of Rameses so perfectly is lost, with a great many others that were known to antiquity'.

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