|This is a photo of the Fiji Mermaid and it is showing how the top and bottom half of its body is half fish and half orangutan.|
|This is a photo of PT Barnum. He was the owner of Barnum & Bailey Circus. He often called it the “Greatest Show on Earth.” Some of his most famous acts were the Cowboy Giant, General Tom Thumb, the Bearded Lady, and the Living Skeleton.|
The original Fiji Mermaid spent a decade of it’s time between Kimbell’s Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, and Barnum’s Museum in New York City. No one knew where it’s last known whereabouts were, but people believed that it burned in the fire that caused Barnum’s museum to collapse to the ground in 1865.
Andrews, Evan. Life, Magnified, “10 Things You May Not Know About PT Barnum.” www.history.com, 2018.
Fischer, John. “A History of the Fiji Islands.” TripSavvy, www.tripsavvy.com, 2019.
American Social History Productions, “Barnum’s American Museum.”lostmuseum.cuny.edu/archive/barnums-american-museum, 2019.