Midget Exhibit : Images from the Heyday of Dwarf Display, Hardback Book

Midget Exhibit : Images from the Heyday of Dwarf Display Hardback

Description

In the mid-1800s, inveterate showman/salesman P. T. Barnum introduced a real-life Tom Thumb and spawned a huge movement of midget exhibits.

Little people were paraded en masse throughout Europe and the New World, earning fame and fortune as the central attractions in a freak show phenomenon that lasted well over a century.

Explore this little world in postcard mementoes from an era when the unabashedly curious feasted their eyes on the unusual.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128 pages, 22 color, 93 b&w photos
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Scientific, Technical and Medical
  • ISBN: 9780764321146

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