Banvard's Folly: Thirteen Tales

Paul Collins read excerpts from his book, Banvard’s Folly: Thirteen Tales of Renowned Obscurity, Famous Anonymity, and Rotten Luckread more

Paul Collins read excerpts from his book, Banvard’s Folly: Thirteen Tales of Renowned Obscurity, Famous Anonymity, and Rotten Luck published by Picador USA. One of the thirteen tales is that of John Banvard, a painter whose panoramas of landscapes made him the richest and most famous artist of the 1850s. However, competition with P.T. Barnum and other imitators left him penniless. The collection of stories focuses on forgotten visionaries and people with innovative ideas that failed. The reading was followed by a question and answer period. close

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Banvard's Folly: Thirteen Tales

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Program ID:
165336-1
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Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Denver, Colorado, United States
First Aired:
Aug 04, 2001 | 5:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Sep 29, 2001 | 9:49am EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Aug 04, 2001 | 5:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 27, 2001 | 6:25am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 29, 2001 | 9:49am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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