Moving Jumbo into Barnum Museum

PhotographerC.R. Tucker

CountryUnited States

MediumGelatin Silver


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Animals, Architecture, Buildings, Documentary, People, Supports


Image Dimensions: 8.3 x 11.0 cm brown-toned gelatin silver print
Support Dimensions: 10.8 x 13.2 cm cabinet card

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Step right up and see the show!

Believed to have been taken on April 3, 1889, this rare photograph posthumously shows the famed circus elephant Jumbo (died 1885) formerly owned by circus showman P.T. Barnum sitting outside the Barnum Museum of Natural History on the Tufts College campus in Medford, Mass. before being placed on display.

Image varient: Moving Jumbo into Barnum Museum, 1889:  Tufts University Archives: ID: tufts: UA136.002.DO.00823



Moving Jumbo into Barnum Museum