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Lind, Jenny  Search this
Barnum, P. T.  Search this
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overall: 2 15/16 in x 1 11/16 in; 7.4295 cm x 4.2545 cm
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United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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<p>This ticket is from a concert given by Jenny Lind at the Music Fund Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1850. The ticket is printed:</p>
<p>THIS TICKET<br>ENTITLES THE HOLDER TO A<br>$7 SEAT,<br>AT [/] M'LLE JENNY LIND'S<br>Grand Concert<br>FRIDAY,<br>November 29, 1850.<br>The other Ticket is to be<br>given at the Door, but this<br>should be retained<br>P.T. Barnum</p>
<p>Johanna Maria “Jenny” Lind (1820-1887) was a Swedish soprano, famously known as the "Swedish Nightingale." She was one of the most highly regarded singers of the 19th century. American showman P. T. Barnum contracted Lind to undertake a concert tour throughout the United States beginning in 1850. Lind terminated her contract with Barnum amicably in 1851 and continued to tour for nearly a year under her own management.</p>
<p>Advance publicity created such a demand for concert tickets that Barnum sold them at auction. Throughout the tour, popular frenzy for Jenny Lind tickets and merchandise created “Lindomania” raising large sums of money for Lind and Barnum. Lind donated much of her profits to charitable causes.</p>
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Gift of Sarah Ella Cummings
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National Museum of American History