Monday, 7 October 2013

General Tom Thumb

General Tom Thumb
Charles Sherwood Stratton was given the stage name "General Tom Thumb" by his distant cousin P.T. Barnum, who taught him how to sing, dance, mime, and impersonate famous people. He became so famous that his wedding, in 1863, to Lavinia Warren, pushed the Civil War off the front pages. This photo was taken around 1848.

General Tom Thumb
Original B&W photo.