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History of General Tom Thumb

History of General Tom Thumb

the man in miniature.

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Published by [s.n.] in [New York] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Thumb, Tom, -- 1838-1883.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesGeneral Tom Thumb.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination32p. :
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16018419M

      Tom Thumb is a character of English folklore. The History of Tom Thumb was published in , and was the first fairy tale printed in English. Tom is no bigger than his father's thumb, and his.   It was certainly so with Charles Stratton, aka General Tom Thumb, the American dwarf who made a fortune for Phineas Barnum in the middle decades of .

      General Tom Thumb (or simply Tom Thumb) was the stage name of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a circus performer who lived during the 19th century. The name adopted by Stratton is an obvious reference to a well-known character in English folklore and a reflection of Stratton’s short : Dhwty. Jan 2, - Explore bowenbodyshopus's board "tom thumb" on Pinterest. See more ideas about General tom thumb, Human oddities and Vintage circus pins.

    Marlow Home Co. General Tom Thumb by Anonymous. General Tom Thumb, 19th century (). General Tom Thumb was the stage name of Charles Sherwood Stratton (), an American celebrity who stopped growing normally when a child. By he measured 2 foot 6 inches tall. He toured widely with the American showman and circus pioneer PT Barnum pins. Mercy Lavinia Warren Stratton (née Bump, Octo – Novem ) was an American proportionate dwarf, who was a circus performer and the wife of General Tom was known for her appearance in one silent film, The Lilliputians Courtship ().Known for: Circus performer.


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The History of General Tom Thumb Paperback – Janu by HardPress (Compiler) See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price Format: Paperback. This one is the story of Charlie Stratton, born in in Bridgeport, Connecticut, who received the stage name of General Tom Thumb from PT Barnum.

Charlie was a cheerful, even rambunctious little boy who enjoyed amusing his parents and the guests of the inn that they ran in that coastal town/5(21).

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National Emergency Library. Top The history of General Tom Thumb. Publication date not before ] Topics Thumb, Tom,DwarfsPages:   General Tom Thumb (Charlie Stratton) and Lavinia Warren were performers under PT Barnum during the Civil War era.

Despite the countrys upheaval; Charlie and Lavinia achieved stardom and mingled with the top-most figures in history. Nicholas Rinaldi brings their story and marriage to life in, The Remarkable Courtship of General Tom Thumb/5. General Tom Thumb, American showman who was noted for his small stature.

While still a young child, he began working for the circus impresario P.T. Barnum and became the first major attraction promoted by him. Tom Thumb was the character from a fairy tale, right. Wrong. In this book Tom Thumb: The Remarkable True Story of a Man in Miniature by George Sullivan, Tom Thumb is a real person.

Charles S. Stratton Was born January 4th in Connecticut. He was a large baby weighing in a /5. “Nicholas Rinaldi is a writer I’ve admired for some time, but his latest — The Remarkable Courtship of General Tom Thumb — took me by surprise. It’s a stunning tour of an era, an American psychological landscape, with its bravura and tragic headstrong drive to command more and more of /5(14).

Full text of "The history of General Tom Thumb" See other formats I HUP Ex Ubris ELY AH KAHSHNER I * V > c CHILDREN'S BOOK COLLECTION LIBRARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES H SUPPOSE my young friends You would all like to see Little Tom Thumb, At this table with me. As soon as the king’s great punch-bowl was set on the royal table, Tom Thumb was carried to see the monarch, who was delighted with the little man.

Tom walked on the King’s hand, and danced on the Queen’s. He became a great favourite with Arthur, who made him a knight. But Tom Thumb became his enduring draw. Barnum, a genius at promotion, began to teach the child to sing, dance and mimic famous figures (notably Napoleon Bonaparte).

He changed Stratton’s name to “Tom Thumb,” after an English fairy tale dwarf, added “General” as an afterthought, and stated that the boy hailed from London.

General Tom Thumb eventually began to grow a little, reaching 2 feet 9 inches on his 18th birthday and 3 feet by the time of his death at the age of He married another midget, became very rich and made his final show in England in General Tom Thumb died of a stroke in and his funeral was attended by o people.

In Becoming Tom Thumb, author Eric D. Lehman chronicles a double history: not only the life story of a fascinating little person who would make a big impression both in America and abroad, but the story of a young country seeking its place in a world governed by European by: 2.

InJack Evans merged the Tom Thumb operations with those of a longtime colleague, Robert Onstead of Randall’s. Tom Thumb’s historic tradition of innovative customer service continued after. The autobiography of Mrs Tom Thumb is a fictionalised account of a true story. A story every bit as fabulous as it's strange.

Merry Lavinia Warren Bump Stratton was 2ft 8 ins tall, perfectly formed, ambitious and intelligent/5(). General Tom Thumb was an American entertainer. He was a four year old child when P. Barnum introduced him to show biz. The boy created a sensation at Barnum's American Museum in New York City.

He toured Europe, appeared before royals, and returned to America rich. Thumb married Lavinia Warren inand continued to tour. Show biz took its toll on his health however. He died of a Born: Charles Sherwood Stratton, 4 January. New Book on Bridgeport's Gen.

Tom Thumb Sheds Light on Celebrity in the 19th Century. Contrary to the opinion of those with exceedingly limited memories—or historical appreciation—America's first international celebrity was not Frank Sinatra or Elvis Presley (and certainly not Justin Bieber).That distinction goes to Charles Stratton, aka Gen.

Tom Thumb, a native of Author: Pat Grandjean. Charles Sherwood Stratton, better known by his stage name, General Tom Thumb, was born in Connecticut in Although born a healthy child, Stratton.

Sketch of the Life: Personal Appearance, Character and Manners of Charles S. Stratton, the Man in Miniature, Known as General Tom Thumb, and His Wife, Lavinia Warren Stratton, Including the History of Their Courtship and Marriage Also, Songs Given at Their Public Levees: Author: Tom Thumb: Publisher: S.

Booth, Original from. "Eric Lehman's Becoming Tom Thumb hits the sweet spot of celebrity biographies. Its subject is timely, riding on a new wave of interest in historical circuses and sideshows.

It chronicles, as far as is possible, the life of Charles Stratton, known as General Tom Thumb, from his birth in Connecticut, through his life as child actor, and his. The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb instantly grabs % of your attention with vivid imagery, bright descriptions, emotional currents, and a strong plot without the usual fictional fluff.

A coming of age story, depicting self-acceptance and growth; The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb is a traditional theme and yet far from it and much /5(K). About The Autobiography of Mrs.

Tom Thumb. For anyone who loves the historical novels of Sara Gruen, Geraldine Brooks, and E. L. Doctorow, a barnstorming tale of an irrepressible, brawling, bawdy era and the remarkable woman who had the courage to match the unique spirit of America’s Gilded Age.C.

Carte-De-Visite of General And Mrs. Tom Thumb by General And Mrs. Tom Thumb) and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at They, particularly Mother, were in raptures. They had his Lilliputian visiting card, given at the door, "Gen.

Tom Thumb," and they bought a gilt medal, on the obverse Victoria's head and bust with the words, "Victoria Regina," and on the reverse Tom Thumb's likeness with the words, "General Tom Thumb, Weight 15 pounds." For this they paid 9d.