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Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
General Tom Thumb, American, 1838 - 1883  Search this
Lavinia Warren, American, 1841 - 1919  Search this
Owned by:
Emily Howland, American, 1827 - 1929  Search this
albumen and silver on photographic paper on card mount
H x W (Image): 3 5/8 × 2 3/16 in. (9.2 × 5.6 cm)
H x W (Image and Mount): 4 1/8 × 2 1/2 in. (10.5 × 6.3 cm)
albumen prints
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Carte-de-visite of Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren shown in full portrait. Both are standing and facing slightly toward each other looking off frame. Thumb is on the left facing side of the image and wears a dark three-piece suit, white shirt, dark bowtie, and has a pocket watch on a chain hanging from his vest button. He is balding and has a mustache and goatee. Warren wears a dark colored floral damask evening dress with a bustle and white lace trimming on her cuffs and skirt. She has on drop earrings and wears a short beaded necklace and a longer chain necklace with a cross at the end that hangs onto the front bodice of her dress. The couple are standing in an interior with a wooden floor and a painted backdrop resembling walls with ornate wainscoting.
Handwritten in ink on the back of the photograph is the text "Jesse G. Bedl[?] / Mr. & Mrs. Tom Thum.
The photograph is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print. Handwritten in the lower left corner of the album page is the text "Jesse g Bedl[?]".
African American  Search this
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Credit Line:
Collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture shared with the Library of Congress
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Emily Howland Photograph Album
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture