July 30, 2020 12:00 PM EDT Cincinnati
Ends August 10, 2020


CDVs of Circus and Sideshow Performers, Incl. Eli Bowen and Tom Thumb, Plus Sells Brothers Route Book

Lot of 7, including 6 CDVs and route book. 

CDV of "Mr. & Mrs. General Tom Thumb in their wedding costumes." On verso, in ink: "Compliments of Charles Stratton" and "Compliments of Lavinia Warren Stratton." Backmark of Anthony-Brady. Corners rounded.

CDV with printed backmark: "Master Eli Bowen, now on Exhibition with Norman's Museum Attached to Thayer & Noyes' Great Circus, 1867." Charles W. Atkinson, Photographer, Pittsburgh, PA. Corners rounded.

CDV with printed "General Tom Thumb and Wife, Commodore Nutt and Miss Minnie Warren, in the identical costumes worn before Emperor Louis Napoleon and the Empress Eugenie, at the Palace of the Tuilleries, Nov. 29, 1864." On verso in ink: "Compliments of Charles Stratton, Lavinia Warren Stratton, G.W. McNutt, Minnie Warren." With backmark of E & H.T. Anthony, New York.

CDV of albino twins, with backmark of C.D. Fredericks, NewYork.

CDV of a dwarf, in tuxedo and top hat. Photographer's Id of Pentz, York, PA front and back.

CDV of two dwarves, possibly a young Commodore Nutt and General Tom Thumb. With backmark of Marken's Gallery, Frederick, MD.

Booklet, 4 x 5.5 in. Printed wraps, front has been stapled to booklet. "Route Book / Sells Brothers / Enormous / United Shows, / Three-Ring Ciricus, Real Roman Hippodrome, Elevated Stage and Fixed Continent Menagerie, in mighty union with / S.H. Barrett's / Monster / Consolidated Shows / Aquarium, Menagerie, Two-Ring Circus Racing Carnival and Great World's Fair." Season of 1889. 32pp. A bit fragile.

Estimate: $150 - $300
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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