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By Eric D. Lehman

whilst P. T. Barnum met twenty-five-inch-tall Charles Stratton at a Bridgeport, Connecticut resort in 1843, some of the most very important partnerships in leisure heritage was once born. With Barnum’s promotional abilities and the miniature Stratton’s comedic skills, they charmed a Who’s Who of the nineteenth century, from Queen Victoria to Charles Dickens to Abraham Lincoln. loved all over the world as “General Tom Thumb,” Stratton performed to sold-out indicates for nearly 40 years. From his days as a precocious baby megastar to his tragic early loss of life, turning into Tom Thumb tells the entire tale of this iconic determine for the 1st time. It info his triumphs at the ny degree, his epic big name marriage ceremony, and his around-the-world journey, drawing on newly to be had fundamental resources and interviews. From the mansions of Paris to the deserts of Australia, Stratton’s detailed model of american comedy not just earned him the accolades of hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts, it helped circulate little humans out of the facet express and into the lime light.

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