Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Tom Thumb (Charles Sherwood Stratton)

Artist:
Unknown (American)
Person in Photograph:
Person in photograph General Tom Thumb (American 1838–1883)
Date:
ca. 1848
Medium:
Daguerreotype
Dimensions:
Image: 8.3 x 7 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, W. Bruce and Delaney H. Lundberg and The Howard Gilman Foundation Gifts, 2008
Accession Number:
2008.14.1–.5
Not on view
Thurman F. "Jack" Naylor, Massachusetts; (Guernsey's New York, Lot D20, October 20, 2007)

This daguerreotype is accompanied by objects formerly in the possession of Lavinia Warren Bump (General Tom Thumb's wife). These materials include: Tom Thumb's walking cane, a green calling card of Mrs. General Tom Thumb, a green child's admission card for "Shaffer's Bell Ringers," and related provenance documents.
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