In early 2017, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
Illustrations of cholera asphyxia in its different stages. Selected from cases treated at the Cholera Hospital, Rivington Street
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Opaline blown glass bowl; flared rim edged in gilding and initials "PTB" in gilding on side of bowl.
According to the accession records, this bowl was once part of a set owned by P. T. Barnum (1810-1891), great-grandfather of the donor. The bowls and tumblers in this set were apparently used for mouth-rinsing after a meal.
Gift of Henry H. Rennell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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