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Dwarfism Collection

Background imageDwarfism Collection: C H Schafers Midget Circus Troupe - Munich

C H Schafers Midget Circus Troupe - Munich
circa 1910s

Background imageDwarfism Collection: General Tom Thumb

General Tom Thumb
Charles Sherwood Stratton (1838 - 1883), known as General Tom Thumb, was a dwarf who achieved great fame as a performer under circus pioneer P.T. Barnum

Background imageDwarfism Collection: Mlle Anita, actress with dwarfism, theatrical portrait on stage in velvet gown

Mlle Anita, actress with dwarfism, theatrical portrait on stage in velvet gown. Captioned, Cupid's Smallest Victim: twenty-five years old but only twenty-five inches high'

Background imageDwarfism Collection: Albert Craig, the so-called Surrey Poet, a well-known character who would recite poetry

Albert Craig, the so-called Surrey Poet, a well-known character who would recite poetry he had composed at cricket and football matches and sell printed sheets of his poems, and the Burmese dwarf

Background imageDwarfism Collection: Machnow eating breakfast at the London Hippodrome

Machnow eating breakfast at the London Hippodrome
Feodor Machnow, the Russian giant, pictured next to his manager and (possibly) members of the staff at the London Hippodrome, eating breakfast during his time performing there

Background imageDwarfism Collection: Machnow the Giant & Madame Chiquita, London Hippodrome

Machnow the Giant & Madame Chiquita, London Hippodrome
Machnow the Giant, alleged to be 9 3 " tall (more likely 7 10" ) appearing at the London Hippodrome in 1905 with the diminutive Madame Chiquita who is only 18" high. Date: 1902

Background imageDwarfism Collection: Group of people, possibly family members, including a man of restricted growth (dwarfism)

Group of people, possibly family members, including a man of restricted growth (dwarfism), 1920s. Date: 1920s

Background imageDwarfism Collection: Harold Pyott - Tiny Tim the English Midget

Harold Pyott - Tiny Tim the English Midget
Harold Pyott (1887-1937) - Tiny Tim the English Midget The Living Doll - aged 43 years old, height 23", weight 24lbs. Twelve inches smaller than the renowned Tom Thumb (Charles Stratton) of P

Background imageDwarfism Collection: Mistaken identity - Very short man and a tall young woman

Mistaken identity - Very short man and a tall young woman " You Naughty Boy, you ll fall over!" " Oh...." Date: circa 1890s

Background imageDwarfism Collection: Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia and Magdalena Ruiz

Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia and Magdalena Ruiz
Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566-1633). Infanta of Spain. Portrait of Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia and Magdalena Ruiz, 1585-1588. By Alonso Sanchez Coello (1531-1588). Prado Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageDwarfism Collection: Portrait of a Dwarf, ca. 1626, by Juan van der Hamen y

Portrait of a Dwarf, ca. 1626, by Juan van der Hamen y
Juan van der Hamen y Leon (1596-1631). Portrait of a Dwarf, ca. 1626. Prado Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageDwarfism Collection: The Turkish Tom Thumb

The Turkish Tom Thumb - Pasha Hayati Hassid. Born 1852 - height 30 inches - weight 34 lbs - spoke seven languages. Introduced to England by Lloyd Forsyth

Background imageDwarfism Collection: The Buffoon Calabacillas, 1635-1639, by Diego Velazquez

The Buffoon Calabacillas, 1635-1639, by Diego Velazquez
Diego Velazquez (1599-1660). Spanish painter. The Buffoon Calabacillas, 1635-1639. Prado Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageDwarfism Collection: Charles Stratton, the American dwarf, 1844

Charles Stratton, the American dwarf, 1844
A review, as featured in the Illustrated London News, 1844, reporting on the recent performance of Charles S. Stratton, the American dwarf (also known as General Tom Thumb)

Background imageDwarfism Collection: Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift
SWIFT, Jonathan (1667-1745). Irish clergyman and satirist writer. Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World by Lemuel Gulliver, best known as Gullivers Travels (1726)

Background imageDwarfism Collection: French Midget Entertainment Troupe - Les Colibris

French Midget Entertainment Troupe - Les Colibris - Troupe Royal de Liliput. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageDwarfism Collection: Tom Thumb / Pony Carriage

Tom Thumb / Pony Carriage
The stage name of Charles Sherwood Stratton - pictures here with miniture carriage and attendants. Achieved great fame under circus pioneer P T Barnum. Grew to 3ft 4 inches


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