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Souvenir photograph of Tom Thumb dressed as a sailor.
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Title: Charles Stratton As A Sailor
Original caption: Charles S. Stratton, Known As General Tom Thumb
Photographed by E.T. Whitey, Norwalk, Conn.
The smallest man alive. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., January 4th, 1838. He has appeared three times before Her Majesty Queen Victoria, and also before most of the crowned heads of Europe. His performances have been witnessed by upwards of Twenty Millions of Persons.
E.T. Whitney has the General's assurance that this is the last picture he will have taken in character. He will furnish by mail, in each or all his characters, for 25 cents each. Direct, E.T. Whitney, Photograph and Fine Art Gallery, Norwalk, Conn.
Creator: E.T. Whitney (photographer)
Date: Circa 1865
Format: Photograph
Source: Bridgeport Public Library, Historical Collections
Keywords: Advertising; Bridgeport, CT; Charles Stratton, Tom Thumb; Connecticut; Economics; England; Entertainment; Entertainment, Leisure & Recreation; Humor; Labor; Media; Phineas T. Barnum; Physical Disability; Popular Culture; Portrait; Queen Victoria; Short Stature; Theater
Topics: Mass Media, Culture & The Arts
Note: Photograph sole property of the Bridgeport Public Library History Department.