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CHARLES S. "TOM THUMB" STRATTON - PHOTOGRAPH UNSIGNED - HFSID 277715

CHARLES S. "GENERAL TOM THUMB" STRATTON and LAVINIA "MRS. TOM THUMB" STRATTON Unsigned sepia-toned photo of "Tom Thumb, Wife and Child." Photograph unsigned. B/w sepia toned, 2¼x3½ photo attached to 2¼x3¾ card. Captioned: Tom Thumb, Wife and Child.".

Sale Price $119.00

Reg. $140.00

Condition: lightly creased
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CHARLES S. "GENERAL TOM THUMB" STRATTON and LAVINIA "MRS. TOM THUMB" STRATTON
Unsigned sepia-toned photo of "Tom Thumb, Wife and Child."
Photograph unsigned. B/w sepia toned, 2¼x3½ photo attached to 2¼x3¾ card. Captioned: Tom Thumb, Wife and Child.". Stratton (1838-1883, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut) was normally proportioned but only 2 feet tall. Aggressively promoted by circus showman P. T. Barnum as a curiosity under the name Tom Thumb, he developed the skills of an entertainer. His marriage to Lavinia Warren in 1863 was attended by over 2,000 guests, who were greeted by the bride and groom standing atop a piano. Tom Thumb and his wife were received by many prominent heads of state, including Presidents Polk and Lincoln, Queen Victoria, and France's Emperor Napoleon III. Lightly toned, stained and silvered. Card has is lightly creased and has rounded corners. Otherwise in fine condition.

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