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P.T. Barnum Steampunk And The Fan Convention Of 1889

P.T. Barnum, Steampunk, And The Fan Convention Of 1889

With the circus which billed itself as The Greatest Show On Earth coming to a close, I'm reminded of a virtually unknown event in which P.T. Barnum himself was involved, and which pre-figures a countless number of similar events in the 128 years since — a fan convention for readers of a periodical adventure fiction newsstand dime novel […]