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GloPAD ID 1003770
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Digital Object Title Mr. and Mrs. General Tom Thumb's Wedding Party cabinet card
Part of a 2 Object Series Fairy Wedding
Component Associated Performing Art Sideshow
Component Portrait, group
Component Activity Date Unknown
Component Represented People Barnum, P. T. (Impresario) , Thumb, General Tom , Bump, Lavinia Warren , Bump, Minnie Warren , Nutt, Commodore
Component Associated Location San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum
Component Represented Language English
Component Associated People Curtis, A. M. (Artist) , Demorest, Mme. (Costumer)
Date Object Created 1863
Date Object Destroyed Unknown
Object Dimensions 2.5 x 4 x 0 in
Component Notes This engraving, taken from a photograph, depicts the wedding party of celebrated midgets Mr. and Mrs. General Tom Thumb, with Commodore Nutt as best man and Minnie Warren Bump (Lavinia's sister) as maid of honor. P.T. Barnum, who helped arrange the wedding, stands behind the midgets, who were all sideshow performers at Barnum's American Museum. This elegant wedding, known as "The Fairy Wedding,” took place on February 10, 1863 and was attended by New York high society, with a huge crowd gathered outside the church. The back of this cabinet card (see #1003773) bears a lengthy description of the reception dress Mrs. Thumb is wearing. These cabinet cards were sold at Barnum's American Museum.
Component Reference P. T. Barnum; America’s Greatest Showman, an Illustrated Biography.
Source Object
Format of Source Object Cabinet card
Repository of Source Object San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum
Repository Assigned ID Sfp0051
Rights and Ordering Information- to reproduce or order a copy of this digital object
Credit Line Courtesy of [Collection name], San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum.
Ordering Information Contact San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum, reference@sfpalm.org.

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