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Jillian Lerner is a historian who specializes in 19th-century media and culture. Her research explores vintage advertising, proto-hipsters, the archaeology of cinema, and old-fangled commercial attractions. She holds a PhD in Art History from Columbia University and teaches at The University of British Columbia.

The Peerless Prodigies of P.T. Barnum is her first graphic novel. Dr. Lerner hopes to engage wider audiences and foster curiosity about the past.

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The Peerless Prodigies of P.T. Barnum by Jillian Lerner
" This short graphic novel of one enterprising man’s brush with the sly entrepreneur P.T. Barnum looks itself almost like an old-time daguerreotype, replete with stark imagery, sharply cut illustrations and the chiaroscuro of juxtaposed shadow and l... " Read more of this review »
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date: May 14, 2012 09:00PM
location: The Counting Room, 44 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY, The United States
description: Come revel in vintage mixology and spectacular entertainment inspired by the great saloons and sideshow attractions of the 1850s. Prepare to be amazed! Cocktails, oddities, and curious mechanisms worthy of P.T. Barnum!

The Touring Pop-Up Sideshow Saloon will be in Brooklyn on May 14. Showcasing a Real Mermaid, a Stunning Contortionist, a hand-cranked Imperial Cocktail Shaker, and interactive displays of Archaic Technologies by The Museum of Interesting Things!

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