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Phineas Taylor Barnum (; July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891) was an American showman, politician, and businessman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus (1871–2017).North American Theatre Online: 15Phineas T. Barnum16 He was also an author, publisher, and philanthropist, though he said of himself: "I am a showman by profession ... and all the gilding shall make nothing else of me". According to his critics, his personal aim was "to put money in his own coffers." He is widely credited with coining the adage "There's a sucker born every minute",Shapiro, Fred R. The Yale Book of Quotations. New Haven: Yale UP, 2006. p. 44 although no proof can be found of him saying this.

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[Buffalo, N.Y.] : [P.T. Barnum?], [between 1864 and 1869?]
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