Lot of 59, comprised of 55 CDVs and cabinet cards of little people, many showing identified performers of the 19th and early 20th century, credited to photographers such as Charles Eisenmann, E. & H.T. Anthony/Mathew Brady, Charles Fredericks, and C. Henkel of New York; Swords Bros., York, PA; and A. & G. Taylor, Chicago. The collection features 15 CDVs of Tom Thumb and his wife Lavinia Warren, including 4 wedding views, as well as photographs and lithographs/engravings of the famous pair together, with their child, or posed alone. Additional subjects include General Grant, Jr. (1); Commodore Nutt (6), all but one with Minnie Warren; General A. Cardenas (1); General Charles Decker (3); Admiral Dot (4); Commodore Foote and Sister (2); "The Fairy Sisters," Carrie and Victoria Foster (1); The Magris, including the Count, Countess (Tom Thumb's widow Lavinia Warren), and Baron (3); Major John and Maria Mertz (1); Henriette Moretz (2); The Murray Midgets (1); Ellis Rhinehart (1); The Rice Family (3); Colonel Steere (1); other Barnum performers; and more.
Two promotional postcards featuring little people and two biographical sketches of Count and Countess Philippe Nicol and their Son Philippe Jr. are also included. A full inventory of the collection is available upon request.
Range in condition from good to very good. Some with good tonality/contrast, others have undergone some fading. Some with scattered surface spotting/soiling. Some with corner and edge wear to mount.
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