[The Fairy Sisters. Midget Performers Cassie and Victoria Foster, ca. 1872–1873 Promotional Ephemera].
The Fairy Sisters were famous midget performers in the 19th Century
An ephemeral record of the brief, exploited lives of the Fairy Sisters, two diminutive performers often touted as the smallest persons in the world. The sisters toured New England in 1872 and 1873.
The Fairy Sisters, Catherine Foster (“Cassie” 1865–1875) and Victoria Foster (1871–1874), are here described in a small handbill, (3¾ x 3 inches): “The smallest of Lilliputian and the greatest of Musical prodigies….”
This promotional group was used by Fred A. Pickering of Boston, Massachusetts, agent for the Fairy Sisters and whose business card is included. The printed ephemera also includes a blank exhibition contract.
Description: [The Fairy Sisters. Midget Performers Cassie and Victoria Foster, ca. 1872–1873 Promotional Ephemera].
[Boston; nearby; c. 1872–1873]. 3 items. Small handbill. Contract form. Agent’s business card. From midget-esque sizes 2¼ x 3¾ inches to 8½ x 5¼ inches. All, near fine.