Friday, November 9, 2007
P.T. Barnum, 'prince of humbugs' - and Universalist.
The Times has a fun piece on P.T. Barnum's Manhattan — there's even an audiotour you can download to your mp3 player to accompany your visit to sites associated with the brilliant marketer and self-proclaimed "prince of humbugs" — which makes this an ideal time to mention that Barnum was a devoted Universalist. Hank Peirce wrote about Barnum's Universalism and his support for the Universalist-sponsored Tufts University for UU World back in 2002; and here's Alan Seaburg's Dictionary of Unitarian Universalist Biography entry about Barnum.
("When Barnum took Manhattan," John Strausbaugh, New York Times 11.9.07; "P.T. Barnum: The greatest faith on Earth," Hank Peirce, UU World Sept./Oct. 2002; "P.T. Barnum," Alan Seaburg, Dictionary of Unitarian Universalist Biography)
Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 9 November 2007 at 8:06 AM