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Jenny Lind Concert Ticket, November 29, 1850

Jenny Lind Concert Ticket, November 29, 1850

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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:

THIS TICKET
ENTITLES THE HOLDER TO A
$7 SEAT,
AT [/] M'LLE JENNY LIND'S
Grand Concert
FRIDAY,
November 29, 1850.
The other Ticket is to be
given at the Door, but this
should be retained
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.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ticket
date made
1850
referenced
Lind, Jenny
Barnum, P. T.
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 15/16 in x 1 11/16 in; 7.4295 cm x 4.2545 cm
ID Number
MI.63.251f
accession number
71118
catalog number
63.251f
Credit Line
Gift of Sarah Ella Cummings
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National Museum of American History
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