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GloPAD ID 1003773
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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 Costume
Component Activity Date Unknown
Component Represented Language English
Component Associated People Bump, Minnie Warren , Demorest, Mme. (Costumer) , Eugenie, Empress (Audience) , Victoria, Queen (Audience) , Bump, Lavinia Warren , Thumb, General Tom , Nutt, Commodore , Barnum, P. T. (Impresario)
Date Object Created 1863
Date Object Destroyed Unknown
Object Dimensions 0 x 0 x pixels
Object Colors / Patterns Amber and white taffeta decorated with the emblems of various countries.
Object Material Taffeta, silk, tulle, pearls,
Component Notes This is the back of a cabinet card that depicts the wedding party of celebrated midgets Mr. and Mrs. General Tom Thumb (see #1003770), who were sideshow performers at P.T. Barnum's American Museum. The back of this card bears a lengthy description of the reception dress worn by Mrs. General Tom Thumb after her wedding, which took place on February 10, 1863 and was known as “The Fairy Wedding.” P.T. Barnum bought the dress as a present for Mrs. Thumb, with the intention that she would also wear it during her presentation to royalty during a trip to Europe following the wedding.
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 Sfp0051a
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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