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LL/65460
Marcus Aurelius Root
General Tom Thumb (Charles Sherwood Stratton)
1846 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/6 plate
 
Swann Galleries - New York
Art & Storytelling: Photographs & Photobooks, Feb 25, 2016, Sale 2406, Lot: 4
 
LL/65460 [Further details available]

1 of 76
LL/62042
Unidentified photographer (American)
Tom Thumb and his Mother
1850-1855 (ca)
Daguerreotype, 1/4 plate
4 1/4 x 3 1/4 ins
 
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., © Nelson Gallery Foundation
 
LL/62042

2 of 76
LL/90495
Unidentified photographer (American)
Tom Thumb (Charles Sherwood Stratton)
1848 (ca)
Daguerreotype
8.3 x 7 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/4 ins) (image)
 
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Purchase, W. Bruce and Delaney H. Lundberg and The Howard Gilman Foundation Gifts, 2008, Accession Number:2008.14.1–.4
 
LL/90495

3 of 76
LL/47652
Thomas Easterly
Josephine Clofullia [Madame Clofullia, P.T. Barnum's "Bearded Lady of Geneva"]
1853
Daguerreotype
 
Missouri Historical Society
Identifier: PHO:17387, http://collections.mohistory.org/photo/PHO:17387
 
LL/47652

4 of 76
LL/35254
Charles Grandemange, the French Prodigy
1854, January
Engraving
 
Google Books
 
LL/35254 [Further details available]

5 of 76
LL/12051
Abraham Bogardus
Chang Woo Gow (1841-1893) - the Chinese Giant
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
Paul Frecker
 
LL/12051 [Further details available]

6 of 76
LL/70139
Abraham Bogardus
Chang Yu Sing, The Chinese Giant
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
Private collection of Steve DeGenaro
 
LL/70139

7 of 76
LL/35970
E. & H.T. Anthony & Co.
Col. Noah Orr, the American Giant, ht. 8ft. 3 in., wt. 550 lbs., age 22 yrs., at Barnum's Museum.
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
Private collection of Laddy Kite
 
LL/35970

8 of 76
LL/69639
Eadweard Muybridge
A giant
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
Larry Gottheim, Be-hold, Inc
Photographs: Cabinet Cards & some Civil War, 29 October 2016, Lot 300
 
LL/69639 [Further details available]

9 of 76
LL/32949
Frank Wendt
Princess Tiny
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
Stereographica - Antique Photographica
Courtesy of Bryan and Page Ginns (#21 / 165)
 
LL/32949

10 of 76
LL/36774
Wilhelm Scharmann (Berlin)
Two dwarfs from Burma, standing next to a bottle
n.d.
Carte de visite
6.5 x 4.6 cm
 
Wellcome Collection
Wellcome Library, London (V0007436, Library reference no.: ICV No 7656)
 
LL/36774 [Further details available]

11 of 76
LL/32487
Frank Wendt
Mlle Coretta, Age 21 Year's, Height 21 inches
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
Collection Jim Linderman - Dull Tool Dim Bulb
 
LL/32487

12 of 76
LL/35969
E. & H.T. Anthony & Co.
Isaac W. Sprague, the "Living Skeleton," 5 feet, 6 inches, wt. 48 lbs, age 26.
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
Private collection of Laddy Kite
 
LL/35969

13 of 76
LL/69643
Unidentified photographer
I. W. Sprague, human skeleton, posed with his wife and children
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
Larry Gottheim, Be-hold, Inc
Photographs: Cabinet Cards & some Civil War, 29 October 2016, Lot 305
 
LL/69643 [Further details available]

14 of 76
LL/67389
Chas Eisenmann
Mr. I.W. Sprague, Age 40 years. Height 5 feet 5 1/2 inches. Weight 46 pounds
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
The Jeffrey Kraus Collection
 
LL/67389

15 of 76
LL/69645
Chas Eisenmann
J. M. Coffey, human skeleton
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
Larry Gottheim, Be-hold, Inc
Photographs: Cabinet Cards & some Civil War, 29 October 2016, Lot 340
 
LL/69645

16 of 76
LL/107899
Chas Eisenmann
Mrs. A.H. Bates & Capt. M.V. Bates with Chas Eisenmann standing on the right
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
The Jeffrey Kraus Collection
 
LL/107899

17 of 76
LL/35967
J. Maes
M. Charles Felu
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
Private collection of Laddy Kite
 
LL/35967 [Further details available]

18 of 76
LL/69642
Chas Eisenmann
Charles B. Tripp, armless
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
Larry Gottheim, Be-hold, Inc
Photographs: Cabinet Cards & some Civil War, 29 October 2016, Lot 303
 
LL/69642 [Further details available]

19 of 76
LL/69650
Chas Eisenmann
Charles B. Tripp, armless wonder
1889, 22 July (inscription)
Cabinet card
 
Larry Gottheim, Be-hold, Inc
Photographs: Cabinet Cards & some Civil War, 29 October 2016, Lot 374
 
LL/69650 [Further details available]

20 of 76
LL/27711
Chas Eisenmann
Armless Charles Tripp
1889, 17 September
Cabinet card
 
Larry Gottheim, Be-hold, Inc
Courtesy of Larry Gottheim (Auction: March 13, 2008, 51, part 2 / lot 83)
 
LL/27711 [Further details available]

21 of 76
LL/68549
Chas Eisenmann
Genuine Hindoo Nautch Dancers
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
Private collection of Mike Zohn
 
LL/68549

22 of 76
LL/64229
Chas Eisenmann
Che-Mah, The Chinese Dwarf
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
Private collection of Scott Davis
 
LL/64229

23 of 76
LL/32941
London Stereoscopic Company
Chang & Eng Bunker, conjoined twins
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
Stereographica - Antique Photographica
Courtesy of Bryan and Page Ginns (#21 / 141)
 
LL/32941

24 of 76
LL/32940
Brown, Barnes & Bell
Millie and Christine, conjoined twins
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
Stereographica - Antique Photographica
Courtesy of Bryan and Page Ginns (#21 / 140)
 
LL/32940

25 of 76
LL/69651
The Edena Photo Co. (Philadelphia)
Francisco Lentini, a young Italian posed with his father or manager
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
Larry Gottheim, Be-hold, Inc
Photographs: Cabinet Cards & some Civil War, 29 October 2016, Lot 377
 
LL/69651

26 of 76
LL/64224
The Edena Photo Co. (Philadelphia)
Francisco Lentini, Born in Rosolini Sirocusa, Sicily Italy July 8th, 1881
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
Private collection of Scott Davis
 
LL/64224

27 of 76
LL/35968
Frank Wendt
Francesco Lentini
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
Private collection of Laddy Kite
 
LL/35968 [Further details available]

28 of 76
LL/70135
Swords Bros.
Eli Bowen, his family, and his goat
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
Private collection of Steve DeGenaro
 
LL/70135

29 of 76
LL/16761
Swords Bros.
CDV of a circus or sideshow performer [Eli Bowen]
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
Swann Galleries - New York
Swanns - New York, Sale 2103 Lot 1
 
LL/16761

30 of 76
LL/108065
White
Master Eli Boweb, The wonderful Man with Feet and no Legs. Also his wife Mrs. Mattie Bowen
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
Private collection of Graham Pilecki
 
LL/108065

31 of 76
LL/63237
J.W. Orling
Aurora Eklund (1855-?)
1878-1880
Carte de visite
 
Private collection of Hector Meinhof
 
LL/63237 [Further details available]

32 of 76
LL/63238
J.W. Orling
Amalie Eklund (1858-1922)
1878-1880
Carte de visite
 
Private collection of Hector Meinhof
 
LL/63238 [Further details available]

33 of 76
LL/33847
L.K. Oldroyd
Bearded Lady
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
J. Cosmas Vintage Photography
 
LL/33847 [Further details available]

34 of 76
LL/49402
Chas Eisenmann
Human skeleton [Freak show exhibit]
1889
Cabinet card
 
Syracuse University
Ronald Becker Collection, Special Collections
 
LL/49402

35 of 76
LL/52998
Chas Eisenmann
Big Eliza
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
The Jeffrey Kraus Collection
 
LL/52998

36 of 76
LL/64616
Chas Eisenmann
Delina Rossa, "The Bearded Lady"
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus
 
LL/64616 [Further details available]

37 of 76
LL/53016
Chas Eisenmann
Zoe Zobedia, The Moss-Haired Girl
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
Private collection of Barbara Levine / projectB.com
 
LL/53016

38 of 76
LL/53017
Chas Eisenmann
Madame Clofullia, The Bearded Lady
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
Private collection of Barbara Levine / projectB.com
 
LL/53017

39 of 76
LL/69649
Chas Eisenmann
Annie Jones, bearded lady
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
Larry Gottheim, Be-hold, Inc
Photographs: Cabinet Cards & some Civil War, 29 October 2016, Lot 371
 
LL/69649

40 of 76
LL/69648
Obermüller & Kern (New York)
Annie Jones, bearded lady
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
Larry Gottheim, Be-hold, Inc
Photographs: Cabinet Cards & some Civil War, 29 October 2016, Lot 370
 
LL/69648

41 of 76
LL/84201
Obermuller and Kern (New York)
Annie Jones
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
Private collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus
 
LL/84201

42 of 76
LL/52997
Frank Wendt
Joseph Brokaw, Born in Arabia, 25 years old [Written on reverse]
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
The Jeffrey Kraus Collection
 
LL/52997

43 of 76
LL/61593
Swasey (San Francisco)
Delarmagenta Snake Charmer
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
The Jeffrey Kraus Collection
 
LL/61593 [Further details available]

44 of 76
LL/57559
Victorina
Sword swallower
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
Private collection of Richard Hart
 
LL/57559

45 of 76
LL/49403
Obermiller
Dwarf and giant juxtaposed
1889 (ca)
Cabinet card
 
Private collection of Robert Bogdan
Courtesy of Robert Bogdan
 
LL/49403

46 of 76
LL/49404
Unidentified photographer
Frances O’Connor, "armless wonder"
1932 (ca)
Photographic postcard
 
Private collection of Robert Bogdan
Courtesy of Robert Bogdan
 
LL/49404

47 of 76
LL/49405
Unidentified photographer
Chang and Eng, "Siamese Twins"
1870 (ca)
Carte de visite
 
Syracuse University
Ronald Becker Collection, Special Collections
 
LL/49405

48 of 76
LL/49406
Woodrow
Last of the ancient Aztecs [Freak show exhibit of children with microcephally]
1910
Photographic postcard
 
Private collection of Robert Bogdan
Courtesy of Robert Bogdan
 
LL/49406

49 of 76
LL/64231
Abraham Bogardus
Admiral Dot. The Smallest Character Artist in the World
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
Private collection of Scott Davis
 
LL/64231

50 of 76
LL/64233
J.F. Nice
Two "pinheads"
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
Private collection of Scott Davis
 
LL/64233 [Further details available]

51 of 76
LL/64235
T.W. Tolman (Glenwood, Iowa.)
Frank Williams, Age 18, Weight 487
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
Private collection of Scott Davis
 
LL/64235 [Further details available]

52 of 76
LL/64237
Unidentified photographer
Studio portrait of a little person
1865-1870 (ca)
Carte de visite
 
Private collection of Scott Davis
 
LL/64237

53 of 76
LL/64238
Chas Eisenmann
Studio portrait of a little person
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
Private collection of Scott Davis
 
LL/64238

54 of 76
LL/64239
Charles DeForest Fredricks
Studio group portrait - Unidentified man, Colonel Small, unidentified woman and Commodore Foote
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
Private collection of Scott Davis
 
LL/64239

55 of 76
LL/67391
Charles DeForest Fredricks
Unidentified man, unidentified woman and Commodore Foote
1860-1865
Carte de visite
 
The Jeffrey Kraus Collection
 
LL/67391

56 of 76
LL/64240
Unidentified photographer
General Tom Thumb and Wife, Commodore Nutt and Miss Minnie Warren
1864, 29 Nov. (after)
Card photograph
 
Private collection of Scott Davis
 
LL/64240 [Further details available]

57 of 76
LL/64241
Abraham Bogardus
Nellie Keeler, 11 years of age, 28 inches high, weight 12 lbs. To be seen only in the Great P. T. Barnum Show
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
Private collection of Scott Davis
 
LL/64241

58 of 76
LL/64243
E. & H.T. Anthony & Co.
Admiral Dot, Fourteen years old; Twenty-five inches high. Weighs only Sixteen pounds.
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
Private collection of Scott Davis
 
LL/64243

59 of 76
LL/64245
E. & H.T. Anthony & Co.
Mrs General Tom Thumb in her reception dress
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
Private collection of Scott Davis
 
LL/64245 [Further details available]

60 of 76
LL/64248
Chas Eisenmann
Major Littlefinger and his wife
1880 (ca)
Cabinet card
 
Private collection of Scott Davis
 
LL/64248

61 of 76
LL/64249
E. & H.T. Anthony & Co.
General Tom Thumb and Wife, Commodore Nutt and Miss Minnie Warren
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
Private collection of Scott Davis
 
LL/64249 [Further details available]

62 of 76
LL/86608
Mathew B. Brady
The Marriage of Genl. Tom Thumb
1863
Carte de visite
 
Private collection of Scott Davis
 
LL/86608

63 of 76
LL/64250
Charles DeForest Fredricks
Tom Thumb
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
Private collection of Scott Davis
 
LL/64250

64 of 76
LL/64251
D.J. Wilkes
The Circassian Beauty
n.d.
Carte de visite
 
Private collection of Scott Davis
 
LL/64251 [Further details available]

65 of 76
LL/69641
Chas Eisenmann
Felix Wehrle, the elastic skin man
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
Larry Gottheim, Be-hold, Inc
Photographs: Cabinet Cards & some Civil War, 29 October 2016, Lot 302
 
LL/69641 [Further details available]

66 of 76
LL/69644
Frank Wendt
George Williams, "The Turtle Boy"
n.d.
Cabinet card
 
Larry Gottheim, Be-hold, Inc
Photographs: Cabinet Cards & some Civil War, 29 October 2016, Lot 323
 
LL/69644 [Further details available]

67 of 76
LL/95679
Chas Eisenmann
Zamora, the Triple-Jointed Wonder
1890s (ca)
 
The Jeffrey Kraus Collection
 
LL/95679 [Further details available]

68 of 76
LL/104170
Rafael (Warsaw, Russian Empire)
Máximo and Bartola (also known as Maximo Valdez Nunez and Bartola Velasquez)
1895-1905 (ca)
Cabinet card
 
Private collection of Sergey Maximishin
 
LL/104170 [Further details available]

69 of 76
LL/113515
Unidentified photographer
Johnny Eck and unidentified man.
n.d.
Real photo postcard
 
Private collection of Christopher Steiner
 
LL/113515

70 of 76
LL/113525
E. & H.T. Anthony & Co.
Admiral Dot
1865 (ca)
Carte de visite
 
Archive Farms
The Patrick Montgomery Collection, Object No. 2020.083a
 
LL/113525

71 of 76
LL/113527
A.A. Turner
Lavinia Warren Stratton
1865 (ca)
Carte de visite
 
Archive Farms
The Patrick Montgomery Collection, Object No. 2018.643
 
LL/113527

72 of 76
LL/113528
Bradley & Rulofson
Giant & Midget Circus Performers
1870 (ca)
Carte de visite
 
Archive Farms
The Patrick Montgomery Collection, Object No. 2019.85
 
LL/113528

73 of 76
LL/113526
Camille Brion
Japanese Circus Performers
1867
Carte de visite
 
Archive Farms
The Patrick Montgomery Collection, Object No. 2015.919
 
LL/113526 [Further details available]

74 of 76
LL/79782
Mathew B. Brady
Lilliputian Souvenir
1862-1863
Albumen silver print, from glass negative
 
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gilman Collection, Purchase, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Gift, 2005, Accession Number: 2005.100.280
 
LL/79782

75 of 76
LL/64407
Bradley & Rulofson
Catalogue page "Dwarks, Giants, etc." in Bradley & Rulofson, 1878, Bradley & Rulofson's Celebrity Catalogue, (San Francisco: B.F. Sterett, printer)
1878
Catalogue page
 
Private collection of Steve McConnell - www.vintagephotosrus.com
 
LL/64407

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Contents - Themes & Fragments
Advertising - Advertising photography
Advertising - Cartes de visite: Advertising
Agricultural and pastoral - Horses
Cabinet cards - Cabinet cards: Celebrities
Cabinet cards - Cabinet cards: Introduction
Cabinet cards - Cabinet cards: Photographica
Cabinet cards - Cabinet cards: Portraits
Cartes de visite - Cartes de visite: Advertising
Cartes de visite - Cartes de visite: Scientific
Celebrities - Cabinet cards: Celebrities
China - Chinese
Circus performers and workers - Chas Eisenmann: Sideshow performers, living museums and circus acts
Circus performers and workers - Circus performers and workers
Circus performers and workers - Frank Wendt: Sideshow performers, living museums and circus acts
Daguerreotypes - Daguerreotypes: Scientific
Daguerreotypes - Marcus Aurelius Root: Daguerreotype portraits
Daguerreotypists - USA - Marcus Aurelius Root: Daguerreotype portraits
Dancers - Dancers
Domesticated animals - Horses
Graphoscopes - Graphoscopes
Health - Picturing disability
Japan - Japanese
Jules Verne: Around the World in Eighty Days - Chinese
Jules Verne: Around the World in Eighty Days - Japanese
Leisure - Leisure: Fairgrounds, sideshows, carnivals and circuses
Medical - Conjoined twins
Medical - Introduction to medical photography
Medical - Picturing disability
Medical - Sideshow performers, living museums and circus acts
Pennsylvania - Marcus Aurelius Root: Daguerreotype portraits
Peoples of the world - Japanese
Photographing celebrities - Cabinet cards: Celebrities
Photomontage - Photomontage - Defined
Portrait - Cabinet cards: Celebrities
Portrait - Cabinet cards: Portraits
Scientific - Daguerreotypes: Scientific
Skeletons - Parts of the body: Skeletons
Social outsiders - Introduction to the portraiture of social outsiders
Social outsiders - Sideshow performers, living museums and circus acts
Twins - Conjoined twins
Viewers - Graphoscopes


 
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