Dwarf Fairy Wedding, 1863


Wedding of Charles Stratton & Miss Lavinia Warren by Mathew Brady, 1863


General Tom Thumb was the stage name of Charles Sherwood Stratton (1838-1883), a dwarf who achieved great fame under circus pioneer P.T. Barnum. Stratton’s marriage in February, 1863, to another dwarf, Lavinia Warren, was front-page news. The other two dwarfs on the photo are Commodore Nutt and Miss Minnie Warren.

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