Visit the Gallery of Characters
Hand drawn images of prodigies by artist
James GH. Mundie.
The Lost Museum
The most comprehensive site on Barnum's American Museum is called The Lost Museum. Dig in. Everything is here. It has press releases from the era, renditions of the Museum, and a bit of drama. Some good photos too.
This web site has about 50 pictures that seem to be within 10 years
either way of 1865.
Jack ans Beverly's Photographs
of Special People
This link shows some real cartes de visite