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[Circus performers: albumen carte-de-visite photoprints, ca. 1860-1871.]

Photographer:
Brady, Mathew B. approximately 1823-1896
Eisenmann, Charles b. 1850
Publishers:
Anthony, E. and H.T Edward and Henry T
Subject:
Thumb, Tom (Charles S. Stratton)
Barnum and Bailey
Physical description:
Silver albumen on paper, mounted on cards, approx. 4-1/4" x 2-1/2" (some smaller)
9 items: photoprints
Type:
Photographs
Tax stamps
Albumen prints
Cartes-de-visite
Date:
1860
1871
ca 1860-1871
[Ca. 1860-1871.]
1900-1950
Notes:
In "Circus" series, Box 1, Folder 14.
Summary:
Includes: "midgets" such as Tom Thumb (Charles S. Stratton) and "Tom Thumb Wedding Group" by Brady (3 items); "Charles W. Nestel, known as Commodore Foote"; "fat lady" published by Anthony (with 2-cent tax stamp on verso); a fat lady with family photographed by Fred. J. Mix; a midget woman by Chas. Eisenmann; an armless woman, photographer unidentified, but with handwritten note on verso: "So you perceive it's / really true / When hands are / lacking toes will do. / Ann E. Leak, / Born without arms, / Oct. 24, 1871. Georgia."
Cite as:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, ca. 1790-1945, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Entertainers
Dwarfs in art
Circuses (performances)
Circus
See more items in:
Circus (series) circa 1742-1920 [Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969]
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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