The Humbugs of the World

The Humbugs of the World

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"[...] When the tickets for Jenny Lind's first concert in America were sold at auction, several business-men, aspiring to notoriety, "bid high" for the first ticket. It was finally knocked down to "Genin, the hatter," for $225. The journals in Portland (Maine) and Houston (Texas, ) and all other journals throughout the United States, between these two cities, which were connected with the telegraph, announced the fact in their columns the next morning. Probably two millions of readers read the announcement, and asked, "Who is Genin, the hatter?" Genin became famous in a day. Every man involuntarily examined his hat, to see if it was made by Genin; and an Iowa editor declared that one of his[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 13.72mm | 421.84g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507719515
  • 9781507719510

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44 ratings
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