[Carte de Visite:] Mr. and Mrs. Gen. General Tom Thumb.
Full-length CDV portrait of the celebrated dwarf circus performers for P.T. Barnum
Full-length CDV portrait of General Tom Thumb and his wife, the celebrated dwarf circus performers for P.T. Barnum. The CDV appears to be after a photograph taken at the couple’s 1863 wedding; a similar image appeared as an illustration in Harper’s Weekly in February 21, 1863. Tom Thumb is shown in a suit with a white waistcoat; his spouse is seen holding a bunch of flowers and wearing a white wedding gown with floral headpiece and veil. The newly married couple were so popular that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife served as hosts for a reception for the couple at the White House.
Description: [Carte de Visite:] Mr. and Mrs. Gen. General Tom Thumb.
Np: np, c. 1860s. Carte de Visite Photograph. (CDV). 4 x 2½ inches. Publisher’s printed caption. Very good.