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O9. C.L. Weed, Detroit, Mich. Gen. Cardenas,Age 49 yrs., Weight 55 lbs. CDV. VG. $75

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O19.
D.J. Wilkes, Baltimore, Md. Master Tommy Lowande, Liliputian Wonder. CDV. VG. $50

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O34.
R.A. Lord, NY. Col. Ruth Gosham, age 28, wt, 475, ht, 7/11. Cancelled 2-cent blue tax stamp on verso. Corners trimmed to round. E. $125

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O43.
C.D. Fredricks & Co, NY. Unidentified little person. CDV. G+. $30

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O45.
Ollivier & Co., NY. Baron Littlefinger, his Family and Count Rosebud his Brother. Nice printed info on verso. CDV. VG. $85

 
O59.
Chas. Eisenmann, NY. CDV of Zoe Meleke, Circassian. Stain at right top of card. G. $50


Per11.
Stanley, Lewiston, Me. Guys in decorative pants. Lower right corner chipped o/w VG. Cabinet Card. $50

  
Per14.
No ID. A man and a girl in performers outfits. They look to be from the South Pacific possibly. No info unfortunately. Cabinet Card. VG. $45

     
O77.
Morris, Pittsburgh, Pa. “L.L. Sturgeon, Harrisburg, Pa., 1884,” written on back undoubtedly by Ms. Sturgeon herself. This is a woman who writes with her feet but unlike most Cabinet Cards one sees of this talent, Ms. Sturgeon has arms and hands. There is a sign in the front that reads “Photographs for sale.” G. $250

     
Per17.
R. Archibald Heaven, Bristol. “Mr. Punch,” in manuscript on verso. Man at right stands with a Mr. Punch puppet, ladies are focused on the playing cards. Cabinet Card. VG. $150

  
O95.
E&HT Anthony from Photographic Negative by Brady. General Tom Thumb and Wife, in the identical costumes worn before Emperor Louis Napoleon and the Empress Eugenie, at the Palace of the Tuilleries, Nov. 29, 1864. Facsimile manuscript on verso “Compliments of Charles S. Stratton. Compliments of Lavinia Warren Stratton.” G. $40

     
Per18.
Barenblatt, NYC. Great image (4″ x 5 3/4″ on 5 1/4″ x 7 3/8″ mount) of a clown juggler. He’s got saws, clubs, plates, daggers, balls, other items, a ukelele, etc. He’s wearing a beat up straw hat and a ragged outfit and has a cigar in his mouth. VG. $225

     
O102.
Morris, Pittsburgh. “L.L. Sturgeon, Harrisburg, Pa., 1884,” written on back undoubtedly by Ms. Sturgeon herself. This is a woman who writes with her feet but unlike most Cabinet Cards one sees of this talent, Ms. Sturgeon has arms and hands. There is a sign in the front that reads “Nothing without labor.” There is also a cabinet card of herself in the view. VG. $275


PERPC1.
Bobby Leach and his Barrel after his perilous trip over Niagara Falls, July 25th, 1911. Real Photo Postcard, used, postmarked Aug. 26, 1912 at Niagara Falls, NY. VG. $35

     
O108.
Baker’s Art Gallery, Columbus, Ohio. “Major Willie Ray (or Lay?), Age 29 yrs, Height 35 ins, Weight 38 lbs.” written on verso. Cabinet Card. VG. $65

     
O110.
Chas. Eisenmann, NY. CDV of Mr. I.W. Sprague with his family. Age 40 years; Height 5 feet 5 1/2 inches; Weight 46 pounds. VG. $150


O111.
Swords Bros., York, Pa. Count Magri, Countess Magri & Baron Margi. Cabinet Card. VG. $65

  
Per23.
Chas. Eisenmann, NY. Major C (or L?) Newell, Indian Service. Great decorative outfit, pistol at his waist. There is a Major Newell that was active in the is time period in the Dakotas regarding relations with the Indians but I have not been able to determine definitively if this is he. Corners clipped, a crease at top right. Cabinet Card. G. $450


O114.
Stratton, 15 City Hall Square, NY. Next Entrance N.Y. & B. Susp. Bridge (which as we all know we now call the “Brooklyn Bridge”). Unidentified image of a man dressed for Arctic exploration with long rifle posed in snow scene. I’ve never seen this before and assume it to be a performer from some Arctic display in town. Cabinet Card. VG. $150

     
PER27.
Fisher Bros., Boston. CDV of a dancer. VG. $85

     
PER28.
Fisher Bros., Boston. CDV of a dancer. VG. $85


PER29.
No ID. Johnny Lamont, 1880. CDV of a young performer, medals pinned to his chest. VG. $75


O118.
E&HT Anthony, NY. General Tom Thumb and Wife in the identical costumes worn before Emperor Louis Napoleon and the Empress Eugenie, at the Palace of the Tuilieries, Nov. 29, 1864. Facsimile signatures “Compliments of Charles S. Stratton, Lavinia Warren Stratton” on verso. CDV. G. $40


O119.
Photographic negative from Brady’s National Portrait Gallery, published by E&HT Anthony, NY. Gen. Tom Thumb & Wife. CDV. G. $40


O120.
E&HT Anthony, NY. General Tom Thumb and Wife, Commodore Nutt and Miss Minnie Warren in the identical costumes worn before Her Majesty Queen Victoria, at Windsor Castle, June 24, 1865. Facsimile signatures “Compliments of Charles S. Stratton, Lavinia Warren Stratton, G.W. McNutt, Minnie Warren” on verso. CDV. G. $45


O121.
Photographic negative by Brady, published by E&HT Anthony, NY. Commodore Nutt & Miss Minnie Warren as Groomsman & Bridesmaid. 1863 copyright line bottom recto. Trimmed. CDV. G. $25


O123.
Charles D. Fredricks & Co., NY. Commmodore Nutt. CDV. E. $60


O124.
Charles D. Fredricks & Co., NY. General Tom Thumb. CDV. VG. $50


Per32.
G. West & Son, Gosport. Interesting Cabinet Card of a costumed man, holding and pointing at a puppet in his hand. G. $75


O127.
Jack Earle Giant Ring in top hat case. Obviously this is not a photograph of Jack Earle but an example of a popular promotional item that was sold by him. The ring reads “Jack Earle 8 ft. 6 1/2, Giant.” Earle sold two versions of his ring, one saying he was 8 ft. 6 in. tall and this one adding a half inch. The ring opening measures 1 3/8″ in diameter. VG. $125


Odd127.
No ID. Eli Bowen, Wife and Child. The Wonderful Man. With Feet but no Legs. CDV. VG. $125


Odd128.
A. Newman, Philadelphia. Eli Bowen, Wife and Child. CDV. VG. $125


Odd129.
A. Newman, Philadelphia. Eli Bowen, Wife and Child. CDV. G. $125


Per37.
J. Gurney & Son, NY. Marie Bonfanti (Feb. 16, 1845Jan. 25, 1921) was a 19th century ballet dancer, born in Milan, who went to America in 1866 as the prima ballerian assoluta (a billing she always insisted upon in her contracts) and appeared in her New York City premiere in The Black Crook at Niblo’s Garden on September 10, 1866. She toured the US and appeared in several musical revues, including The White Fawn, the follow-up to The Black Crook. She was prima ballerina of the Milan Italian Grand Opera Company which toured the US; and was prima ballerina of the New York Metropolitan Opera House (1885-6). CDV. VG. $125


Per38.
J. Gurney & Son, NY. Marie Bonfanti (Feb. 16, 1845Jan. 25, 1921) was a 19th century ballet dancer, born in Milan, who went to America in 1866 as the prima ballerian assoluta (a billing she always insisted upon in her contracts) and appeared in her New York City premiere in The Black Crook at Niblo’s Garden on September 10, 1866. She toured the US and appeared in several musical revues, including The White Fawn, the follow-up to The Black Crook. She was prima ballerina of the Milan Italian Grand Opera Company which toured the US; and was prima ballerina of the New York Metropolitan Opera House (1885-6). CDV. VG. $125


NACAB23.
No ID. John Middle Sky and Jim Polhamus. John Middle Sky was a native American Indian who first came into the news in 1905 when he challenged the then heavyweight boxing world champion James Jeffries. To pay for the training lessons he exhibited himself as a giant (7 feet tall) with Austin & Stone’s museum. The match with Jeffries (nor any other boxer) never happened and John Middle Sky disappeared out of the news until 1910, when he made headlines challenging the then World Champion heavyweight wrestling Frank Gotch. That match never happened either. I assume Jim Polhamus is his agent or manager. Image measures 5 1/2″ x 4″ on a 9″ x 6″ mount. VG-. $400


Per40.
H. Wentworth, Sharon Springs, NY. Fellow with all sorts of clothespins on his head. He is also in the next 3 CDVs. VG. $200


Per42.
No ID. Same guy as prior CDV. VG. $75


Per43.
Critcherson & Storer, Newport, R.I. The same man sits at left doing something with the seated man. 3-cent tax stamp on verso. CDV. VG. $75


Odd131.
Chas. Eisenmann, NY. Brahmin Caste Hindoo. Signed on back. Also on back “People from Madras East India.” Crease at top left, card is firm. G. $85


Per45.
No ID. Unidentified performer, great outfit. CDV. VG. $95

Woman with Very Long Hair
Odd133. No ID. Woman with very long hair. There is a piece of thin cardboard adhered at bottom which will peel off the bottom of the photo if removed o/w VG. $135

Laloo
Odd135. Eisenmann, New York. Laloo. Cabinet Card. G. $200

Young Tom Thumb Young Tom Thumb
Odd137. No ID. Photo of Tom Thumb in his teens. CDV. VG. $65

Waino and Plutano Waino and Plutano
Odd138. Morris, Pittsburgh. Waino & Plutano and their manager. CDV. G. $125

Waino & Plutano Waino & Plutano
Odd139. E.R. Gard, Chicago. Waino and Plutanor. Aged about 50 years. Weigh 45 pounds each. 2-cent tax stamp on verso. Stain at top. CDV. G. $125

Waino & Plutaino Waino & Plutaino
Odd140. Eisenmann, NY. Waino & Plutaino, Wild Men of Borneo, Age 60 to 70 years. Pinhole at top. Cabinet Card. G. $125

Waino & Plutaino Waino & Plutaino
Odd141. Obermiller and Kern, NY. Waino & Plutaino, Wild Men of Borneo, Age 60 to 70 years. Cabinet Card. G. $100

Count Magri, Countess Magri, Baron Magri Count Magri, Countess Magri, Baron Magri
Odd142. Gauvin & Gentzel, Halifax, N.S. Count Magri, Countess Magri, Baron E. Magri. Cabinet Card. G. $65

Count Magri, Countess Magri, Baron Magri Count Magri, Countess Magri, Baron Magri
Odd143. Chas. Eisenmann, NY. Count Magri, Countess Magri, Baron Magri. Cabinet Card. G. $65

Count Magri, Countess Magri, Baron Magri Count Magri, Countess Magri, Baron Magri
Odd144. Chas. Eisenmann, NY. Count Magri, Countess Magri, Baron Magri. Cabinet Card. G. $65

Gen. Tom Thumb and Wife Gen. Tom Thumb and Wife
Odd145. A. Bogardus, NY. Gen. Tom Thumb and Wife. Cabinet Card. G. $75

Gen. Tom Thumb and Wife Gen. Tom Thumb and Wife
Odd146. [A. Bogardus, NY]. Gen. Tom Thumb and Wife. Cabinet Card. G. $75

Count Magri, Countess Magri, Baron Magri Count Magri, Countess Magri, Baron Magri
Odd147. No ID. Count Magri, Countess Magri, Baron Magri. Cabinet Card. VG. $75

Count Magri, Countess Magri, Baron Magri Count Magri, Countess Magri, Baron Magri
Odd148. H.C. Ellis, Paris. Unmounted photograph, 4.5″ x 6.625″ of Count Magri, Countess Magri, Baron Magri, outdoors. VG. $100

Signed Cabinet Card Mrs. Tom Thumb Signed Cabinet Card Mrs. Tom Thumb
Odd149. Ollivier’s Studio of Art Photography, Brooklyn, N.Y. Image, 5.5″ x 4″ on 7.25″ x 5.5″ mount of Countess Magri, Nee Mrs. Gen. Tom Thumb. Dated and signed on verso “Mrs. General Tom Thumb 74 years young Oct. 31st, 1915.” VG. $150

Signed Mrs. Tom Thumb and Count Magri Cabinet Card Signed Mrs. Tom Thumb and Count Magri Cabinet Card
Odd150. Patterson & Shimmin, Chicago. Image, 5.5″ x 3.875″ on 7.25″ x 5″ mount, signed on verso “Count Primo Magri from Bologna, Italy” and “Countess Lavinia Magri Formerly Mrs. Genl Tom Thumb, Middleboro, Mass.” Other gentleman is Magri’s brother. VG. $150

Anna Swan CDV Anna Swan CDV
Odd151. E&HT Anthony. Anna Swan CDV. VG. $125

Fairy Wedding Group Fairy Wedding Group
Odd153. Negative by Brady. Published by E&HT Anthony. The Fairy Wedding Group. Facsimile signatures on verso. CDV. VG. $25

Fairy Wedding Group Fairy Wedding Group
Odd154. Negative by Brady. Published by E&HT Anthony. The Fairy Wedding Group. Facsimile signatures on verso. CDV. VG. $25

Tom Thumb and Wife Tom Thumb and Wife
Odd155. Charles D. Fredricks & Co., NY. Mr. & Mrs. Tom Thumb. CDV. VG. $25

 Mr. & Mrs. Tom Thumb  Mr. & Mrs. Tom Thumb
Odd156. E&HT Anthony.  Mr. & Mrs. Tom Thumb. CDV. VG. $30

Tom Thumb Tom Thumb
Odd157. Case & Getchell, Boston. Gen’l. Tom Thumb. CDV. G. $75

Chang and Eng Chang and Eng
Odd160. Bogardus, NY. CDV of Siamese twins Chang and Eng and two of their children. Trimmed. G. $150

Chang and Eng Chang and Eng
Odd161. Bogardus, NY. CDV of Siamese Twins Chang and Eng. Trimmed. G. $150

Texas Giants Texas Giants
Odd162. Eisenmann, NY. On back is written “Barnum’s Show, Hannibal 1885 The Giants.” These are the Texas Giants, The Shields Brothers, Shady, Guss, Frank & Jack. Bottom left corner has a crease. Cabinet Card. G. $85

Circus Trick Rider Performer
Per47. Obermuller and Kern, Bowery, N.Y. Young trick rider on standing on horses. G. $150

Isaac Stake Isaac Stake
Odd163. No ID. CDV of Isaac Stake, age 27, Platte County, Nebraska. G. $150

The Cripple Boy The Cripple Boy The Cripple Boy
Odd164. CDV by Udell and Andrus, Nason’s Studio, 130 Ontario Street, Cleveland, O. The Cripple Boy, comes with the card he handed out: It’s all of you should thankful be, That have good legs and feet; I never will or cannot walk, Nor in a race complete. I will do everything I can, An honest living make, To sell my photograph and card, Whoever will it take. My father is away and gone, My mother yet is here, I have a little sister too; I will not want for care. So if you help a poor lame boy, God will reward all such, That in this world you’ll happy be, And make you very rich. Not much of a poet but I’d have given him a few bucks. VG. $165

Performing Pigs
Per50. Kramer, Grand Rapids, Mich. Mons. Natalie and His Troupe of Laugh-Makers. Performing Pigs. Cabinet Card. G. $175  

Circassian by Eisenmann per53b
Per53. Chas. Eisenmann, NY. Circassian CDV. VG. $75

Sutherland Family Sutherland Family
Per54. Baker, Columbus, O. Sutherland Family of Seven Sisters, Lockport, New York. Lists the lengths of hair of each of the sisters. Cabinet Card. G-. $75

Annie Howard Tattooed Lady
Odd165. No ID. CDV of Annie Howard, tattooed lady. G. $300