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Exhibitions/ Art Object

[Miniature Wedding Album of General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren]

Photography Studio:
Mathew B. Brady (American, born Ireland, 1823?–1896 New York)
Person in Photograph:
General Tom Thumb (American, 1838–1883)
Person in Photograph:
Lavinia Warren (American, 1841–1919)
ca. 1863
Albumen silver prints, brass
Overall: 1 1/16 × 13/16 × 3/8 in. (2.7 × 2 × 1 cm) Images: 7/8 × 13/16 in. (2.3 × 2 cm), each
Albums, Jewelry
Credit Line:
Joyce F. Menschel Photography Library Fund, 1999
Accession Number:
Not on view
Museum of Arts and Design. "Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography," May 13, 2014–September 14, 2014.

Ilse–Neuman, Ursula. Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography. New York: Museum of Arts and Design, 2014. p. 36, fig. 3.

Photographic locket depicting the marriage of General Tom Thumb (Charles Stratton) and Lavinia Warren, 1863. Twelve albumen photographs presented in six accordion-hinged frames, folding concertina-style into a suitcase-shaped brass pendant with "Somebody's Luggage" engraved on the outside.
Another example of this album is in the Photography Collection of the New York Public Library.
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