Jenny Lind Concert Ticket, October 19, 1850

Jenny Lind Concert Ticket, October 19, 1850

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This ticket is from a concert given by Jenny Lind at the Music Fund Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 19, 1850. The ticket is printed:

$7.00 SEAT
At Mad'lle Jenny Lind's Concert,
Saturday Evening, October 19, 1850.
The Seat will be pointed out by the Ushers.
P.T. Barnum

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.

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.

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Object Name
date made
Lind, Jenny
Barnum, P. T.
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 1 7/8 in x 3 1/8 in; 4.7625 cm x 7.9375 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Sarah Ella Cummings
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