The cars were also much smaller than normal. On one occasion, Stratton was attacked by Queen Victoria's pet poodle after a performance at Buckingham Palace. Nashua Daily Telegraph - July 17 Collection:. All of a sudden we saw little midgets running after our cars and they were throwing rocks. This newspaper advertisement promotes the Lecture Room performances of General Tom Thumb, the exceptionally small man who was born Charles Stratton and promoted as a "human curiosity" by P. General Tom Thumb was the stage name of Charles Sherwood Stratton January 4, — July 15, , a midget who achieved great fame under circus pioneer P.
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In the s the world fell in love with P. Connecticut Newspapers, By the early s Stratton began exhibiting himself outside of Barnum's auspices, but in Barnum paid for, and tirelessly promoted, Stratton's lavish wedding to fellow Barnum exhibitee Lavinia Warren. The wedding took place at Grace Episcopal Church and the wedding reception was held at the Metropolitan Hotel. Stratton appeared twice before Queen Victoria. A year later, Barnum took young Stratton on a tour of Europe making him an international celebrity. One of my good friends told me about this place where midgets lived.
He packed several lifetimes into one. For your further edification. New editions and appendices appeared on a near-annual basis, and Barnum helped increase sales by putting the book in the public domain and allowing anyone to publish it. Nestled between the Green Pond and Bowling Green Mountains, the estate proper consisted of acres, with a stately room stone mansion overlooking the grounds, barns and cobblestone elephant houses. If there is in fact any truth to the rumors — if, like so many other legends, this one has some basis in reality, then we must go on and see it with our own eyes. As a child growing up in North Bergen, I heard many stories of this town but nobody ever wanted to show us because we were too young to visit.
Please provide a valid price range. Thank You for Your Contribution! Barnum opened the show in the middle of March after which he received an invitation to meet the Queen on the 23rd. For more recent exchange rates, please use the Universal Currency Converter. Photographed by Mathew Brady. There were around 10, people who gathered on the streets to see the famous couple. Buyer is at buyer's option.