Jumbo the Elephant

Black and white image of Jumbo the Elephant being welcomed to New York City, 1882.
Jumbo in New York

There are a number of resources available describing Jumbo’s life and history, including:

The Collection on P. T. Barnum, 1818 – 2009 includes:

  • Jumbo’s tail
  • Three folders of letters about Jumbo
  • Three folders of clippings about Jumbo

Researchers may also wish to visit our Reading Room to review the Russell Carpenter papers, 1833 – 2012.

There are a number of items in our Digital Library that feature Jumbo: