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Ronald G. Becker Collection of Charles Eisenmann Photographs

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Becker, Ronald G.
Title: Ronald G. Becker collection of Charles Eisenmann photographs
Inclusive Dates: 1836-1960
Quantity: 12 linear ft.
Abstract: More than one thousand photographs of 19th century sideshows and circuses, most by photographer Charles Eisenmann or his successor Frank Wendt, the remainder by unknown photographers. Most of the photographs depict the physical abnormalities of humans and animals featured at these shows. Subjects include P.T. Barnum, the P.T. Barnum Firm (Barnum and Bailey Circus), and Tom Thumb. Also included are Becker's research notes, an 1865-1868 run of The New York Clipper (forerunner of Billboard Magazine), and various print (broadsides and posters) and non-print circus memorabilia.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
https://library.syracuse.edu/special-collections-research-center

Biographical History

About Charles Eisenmann

Charles Eisenmann was an American photographer. His work, which dates from the Victorian-era "Gilded Age" (1870-1890), focused almost exclusively on the "freaks" of the circuses, sideshows, and living museums of New York's Bowery area. The subject matter was profitable enough to provide a living for both Eisenmann and Frank Wendt, his successor in the business.

Eisenmann was born in Germany in 1850 and emigrated to the United States some time before 1870, settling in New York City. At an early age, Eisenmann established a photography studio in the Bowery. A lower class area that was the hub of popular entertainment, the Bowery was known for its cheap photographic galleries and dime museums. Here Eisenmann discovered his clientele. Dime museums were modeled on P.T. Barnum's American Museum on Broadway which exhibited various human "curiosities" as well as many unusual and questionable "scientific" exhibits. Similar in many respects to the circus sideshows, these museums featured human "freaks" who displayed their odd physiognomies and performed before gawking visitors. To help these performers market themselves, Eisenmann and his successor Frank Wendt supplied them with small photographs that they could sell or distribute to publicists. Precisely why Eisenmann was drawn to and focused on this peculiar clientele is not known, though there was evidently money to be made.

Among Eisenmann's subjects were the famous as well as obscure. They included the "father" of the sideshow, P. T. Barnum, and performers like General Tom Thumb, Jo Jo the Dog-faced Boy, the Wild Men of Borneo, Annie Jones the Bearded Lady, and the Skeleton Man. He also photographed Siamese twins, giants, dwarfs, armless and legless "wonders," albinos, tattoo artists, and even abnormal animals, such as two-headed cows. While many of these "freaks" were genuine, many were not, having been created out of the imagination and costuming talents of sideshow managers.

Eisenmann's career in New York began to decline around 1890, and in 1899 he relocated to Plainfield, New Jersey. Wendt joined Eisenmann during this period, at first becoming his business partner, and then son-in-law. Around this same time the warm-toned albumen print process began to disappear, and to be replaced by the cooler silver gelatin process. The change in process did not favor Eisenmann's techniques. Wendt furthermore lacked Eisenmann's technical skill, resulting in a noticeable drop in the quality of their output by the end of the century.

The images have figured in research on disability studies, dwarfism, microcephaly, albinism, tattooing, "human zoos," obesity, medical history and health, and the culture of amusement in late 19th-century America. Recent publications that have reproduced images in the Becker Collection include the International Center of Photography exhibit "Foreign Body: Photographs and the Prelude to Genetic Modification" (New York, 2002), Charles Martin's White African-American Body (Rutgers University Press, 2002), and Margot Mifflin's Bodies of Subversion: Women and Tattoos (Juno Books, 1997; rev. 2001). A selection of Eisenmann's photos were published in Michael Mitchell's Monsters: Human Freaks in America's Gilded Age: The Photographs of Chas Eisenmann (1979, reissued 2002). Images from the Becker Collection have also been incorporated into Web sites such as the Disability History Museum. A simple Internet search for "Eisenmann photographs" will demonstrate how extensive public interest in his work and unusual genre have become

About the Photographs

The most common method of photography during the 1870s and 1880s was the wet plate albumen process. Albumen prints are characterized by a warm sepia tone that distinguish them from later silver gelatin prints. Eisenmann's images a re noted for particularly being sharp, clear, and well-posed.

The most common formats were cartes de visite and and cabinet cards. These consisted of an albumen print mounted on stiff board with advertising notices printed on the back. Cartes de visites were most popular from about 1860 until 1885, when they began to be replaced by the larger cabinet cards. Both cartes de visites and cabinet cards could be mass produced, were easily affordable, and could be conveniently collected into albums or shared or traded with friends. The advantages of these popular formats helped Eisenmann establish his peculiar niche in the early decades of commercial photography.

The verso of many of Eisenmann's photographs contained his characteristic tagline, "extra inducements to the theatrical profession," which reflected the emphasis he placed on his primary clientele. In addition to photographing his own subjects, Eisenmann also printed negatives shot by other photographers for publications like the New York Clipper. This "copy work" increased later in his career and was commonly performed by his successor, Wendt.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Ronald G. Becker Collection of Charles Eisenmann Photographs includes the work of Eisenmann, Frank Wendt, and others who specialized in creating and marketing photographs of circus sideshow and dime museum performers in New York City during the latter part of the 19th century. It also contains photographs and memorabilia collected by Ronald Becker.

The first four series (Charles Eisenmann photographs, Charles Eisenmann cabinet cards, Charles Eisenmann family photographs, and Charles Eisenmann unidentified photographs) contain photographs and cabinet cards taken or produced by Charles Eisenmann and are self-explanatory. Frank Wendt photographs contains similar photographs taken by Eisenmann's successor, Frank Wendt.

The last two series contain photographs and other material collected by Ronald G. Becker. The Ronald G. Becker collection of miscellaneous circus freak photographs contains photographs of human abnormalities similar to those in the Eisenmann and Wendt series, some of the same individuals. The Ronald G. Becker collection of sideshow memorabilia contains an assortment of correspondence, souvenirs, and printed material including advertisements, booklets, broadsides, clippings, letters, newspapers, pins, postcards, posters, tickets, and more. Among them are a few copies of P.T. Barnum's Greatest Show on Earth Newspaper and some prints by Currier and Ives.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Each photograph has a unique identifying number. The inventory below lists them in numeric order by this reference number, with the series divisions noted, although as the reader will notice, the photographs themselves are not always physically in that order.

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Other Related Finding Aids

A detailed inventory of the photographs, including photographer, description, subjects, date, medium(s), condition and size, is available in Excel format.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

The complete collection of images was digitized in 2004 and is accessible as a digital collection via SCRC Online, our digital portal.

An 1865-1868 run of The New York Clipper (forerunner of Billboard Magazine) has been cataloged separately but is shelved with the collection.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891.
Becker, Ronald G.
Eisenmann, Charles, 1850-
Jojo the dog faced boy.
Thumb, Tom, 1838-1883.
Wendt, Frank.

Corporate Bodies

P.T. Barnum (Firm)

Associated Titles

New York clipper.

Subjects

Abnormalities, Human -- Photographs.
Advertising, Circus.
Amusement parks -- Photographs.
Animals -- Abnormalities -- Photographs.
Broadsides -- 19th century.
Cabinet photographs.
Carte de visite photographs.
Circus -- Collectibles.
Circus animals -- Photographs.
Circus performers -- United States -- Photographs.
Conjoined twins -- Portraits.
Deformities, Artificial -- Photographs.
Dwarfs -- Portraits.
Freak shows -- Photographs.
Giants -- Portraits.
Photography of the grotesque -- United States.
Portrait photography.
Posters -- 19th century.
Printed ephemera.

Genres and Forms

Advertising fliers.
Albumen prints.
Broadsides (notices)
Cabinet photographs.
Cartes-de-visite.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Ephemera.
Gelatin silver prints.
Notes (documents)
Pamphlets.
Photographs.
Posters.
Salted paper prints.

Occupations

Photographers.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Ronald G. Becker collection of Charles Eisenmann photographs,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Ronald G. Becker, 1985.

Item 392a, purchase, 2012.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: -
Date: ca. 1998
Revision history: 27 Jun 2007 - added link to Excel inventory (MRC); 1 Feb 2011 - fixed link to digital collection (MRC); 17 May 2012 - fixed date on item #1039 (MRC); 26 Jun 2012 - added item 392a (MRC); 11 Jun 2014 - corrected final series title, inclusive dates (MRC); 30 Nov 2015 - added 1192 thru 1207 (MRC); 11 Mar 2016 - links to SCRC Online added, bioghist updated (MRC); 19 Jan 2023 - extensively updated as part of reparative desciption work (KJ)

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Inventory

Note on alternate formats:

The complete collection of images was digitized in 2004 and is accessible as a digital collection via SCRC Online, our digital portal.

Charles Eisenmann photographs
Box 1 0091: Amelia Hill, portrait with banister - recto: Bust view of Amelia Hill, a white girl who performed as a fat girl, leaning on studio banister. She wears a dark colored dress with short sleeves. Oval-shaped image. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo, "Miss Amelia Hill, / Age 13 years. Weight 297 pounds."; verso: na.
Box 1 0133: Anna Mack standing with table - recto: Full view of Anna Mack, a girl with albinism, standing in front of a studio backdrop banister with one hand resting on a table.; verso: Text reads, "Anna Mack".
Box 1 0134: Anna Mack, seated - recto: Bust view of Anna Mack, a girl with albinism, seated. The flower on her dress has been partially hand-colored.; verso: Text reads, "Anna Mack".
Box 1 0014: Annie Jones, portrait - recto: Bust view of Annie Jones, a white woman who performed as a bearded lady. She wears a dark dress with flowers and ribbon at the ruffled neckline, with her long hair laid down her arm.; verso: Text reads, "Anne Jones".
Box 1 0015: Annie Jones, portrait - recto: Bust view of Annie Jones, a white woman who performed as a bearded lady. She wears a dress with lace at neck and pearls. Her hair is held up with a ribbon bow at the top of her head.; verso: Text reads, "Anne Jones".
Box 1 0082: B.A. Bartlett wearing Western clothes - recto: Bust view of B.A. Bartlett, a white man wearing wide-brimmed western hat, bandana, and a medal in the shape of a horse shoe pinned to his shirt.; verso: Text reads, "B.A. Bartlett".
Box 1 0105: Blanch Gray wearing ruffled dress - recto: Full view of Blanche Gray, a white woman who performed as a fat girl, seated in ruffled dress with one foot resting on a pillow. Her right arm is held across her body, clutching her necklace, to drawn attention to the size of her bicep.; verso: Printed text reads "Miss Blanch Gray, / Age 14 years, Weight 485 pounds."
Box 1 0106: Blanch Gray with flowers in her hair - recto: Bust view of Blanche Gray, a white woman who performed as a fat girl, seated. She is wearing a sleeveless dress with ruffled straps and pearls and a long necklace. There are flowers in her hair.; verso: Text reads, "Blanch Gray".
Box 1 0107: Blanch Gray, standing - recto: Full view of Blanche Gray, a white woman who performed as a fat girl, standing with one arm resting on a studio rock. She is wearing a sleeveless dress with ruffled straps and pearls and a long necklace. There are flowers in her hair.; verso: Text reads, "Blanch Gray".
Box 1 0006: Charles Tripp holding pen - recto: Full view of Charles Tripp, a white man with no arms, seated, holding a pen held in his toes. Text on verso reads, "Chas Tripp".; verso:
Box 1 0064: Che-Mah standing in front of backdrop - recto: Full view of Che Mah, a Chinese man who performed as a dwarf, standing in front of studio backdrop of furniture, holding a fan in his hands. The top and bottom thirds of the photo are negative space to emphasize his height. Text printed at the bottom of the card reads, "Che-Mah / The Chinese Dwarf."; verso: Text reads "Che-Mah" in English and in Chinese.
Box 1 0062: Che-Mah with chair - recto: Full view of Che Mah, a Chinese man who performed as a dwarf, standing in front of a studio backdrop with one arm resting on the arm of a chair. The top and bottom thirds of the photo are negative space to emphasize his height. Text printed at the bottom of the card reads, "Che-Mah / The Chinese Dwarf."; verso: Text reads, "Che-Mah" in English and in Chinese.
Box 1 0063: Che-Mah with unidentified man - recto: Full view of Che Mah, a Chinese man who performed as a dwarf, standing next to an unidentified taller white man to emphasize the difference in their height. Text printed at the bottom of the card reads, "Che-Mah / The Chinese Dwarf."; verso: Text reads "Che-Mah" in English and in Chinese.
Box 1 0068: Dudley Foster with unidentified man and woman - recto: Full view of Dudley Foster, a white boy who performed as a midget, standing on a covered table. An unidentified taller white man and woman stand on either side of the table to emphasize his height. Text printed at the bottom of the card reads, "Dudley Foster/ Age 5 years. Weight 5 pounds."; verso: na.
Box 1 0131: Emma Morris, portrait - recto: Bust view of Emma Morris, a young woman with albinism, wearing a dark dress with necklace.; verso: Uncommon Eisenmann logo: "The Sun is my Servant."
Box 1 0130: Emma Morris, seated - recto: Full view of Emma Morris, a young woman with albinism, seated in a chair with her left elbow resting on a table.; verso: Text reads, "Miss Emma Moris / 18 - The / Madagascar / Lady".
Box 1 0138: Ettie Reynolds with parrot - recto: Full view of Ettie Reynolds, a woman with albinism, wearing a fringed dress. She is posing with one arm resting on studio fireplace and a parrot perched on her hand.; verso: Text reads, "Ettie Reynolds / Albino Lady".
Box 1 0137: Ettie Reynolds, portrait - recto: Full view of Ettie Reynolds, a woman with albinism, looking away from the photographer with her long, white hair down her back. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Miss Ettie Reynolds / The Madagascar Lady."; verso: na.
Box 1 0139: Ettie Reynolds, portrait - recto: Full view of Ettie Reynolds, a woman with albinism, seated, leaning with one arm resting on a covered table.; verso: Text reads, "Ettie Reynolds".
Box 1 0001: Fedor Jeftichew portrait wearing military coat - recto: Bust view of Fedor Jeftichew, a white man who performed as Jo Jo the Dog-Faced Boy, wearing a military-type coat. The image is on a blank pink mount.; verso: na.
Box 1 0002: Fedor Jeftichew with rifle - recto: Full view of Fedor Jeftichew, a white man who performed as Jo Jo the Dog-Faced Boy, seated on a studio prop covered with a fur rug, holding a rifle. The photo is on a blank white mount.; verso: na.
Box 1 0024: Fred Melbournia, portrait - recto: Bust view of Fred Melbournia, a white man who performed as a tattooed man. He sits with his arms crossed, bare-chested to show the tattoos covering his arms and chest. Some tattoos have been hand colored on the photo.; verso: Text reads, "Fred Melbournia / Australian / Tattooed Man".
Box 1 0108: George James wearing velvet coat - recto: Bust view of George James, a white man who performed as a fat man, wearing a velvet coat and tie.; verso: Text reads, "George James".
Box 1 0071: Giuseppe and Primo Magri - recto: Full view of brothers Giuseppe Magri, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Baron Littlefinger, and Primo Magri, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Count Rosebud. An unidentified taller white man stands between them to emphasize their height. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "The Brothers / Baron Littlefinger and Count Rosebud."; verso: na.
Box 1 0072: Giuseppe and Primo Magri with unidentified man - recto: Full view of brothers Giuseppe Magri, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Baron Littlefinger, and Primo Magri, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Count Rosebud. They are standing on opposite sides of a table with their elbows resting on it. An unidentified taller white man stands between them, behind the table, to emphasize their height. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "The Brothers / Baron Littlefinger and Count Rosebud."; verso: na.
Box 1 0080: Group of four unidentified people - recto: Full view of a group of four unidentified people. On the left stands a bare-chested man wearing a calf-length skirt of feathers and a headdress of feathers standing vertically in a band around his head. In his left hand he holds a strung bow slightly taller than his height and an arrow. To his right, in the middle of the photo, stands a woman with her hair cut short around her head, wearing a horizontally stripped dress with fringe at the neck and a sash tied around her waist. The woman's lower lip is stretched with what may be a disk but is not fully visible in the faded photo. To her right stands another woman, with long hair to her waist, wearing a pale dress, seated on a log. In front of the three people lies a second man posing on his side on a studio mat of grass. Like the first man, he wears a skirt of feathers and a headdress with feathers standing vertical in a band, is bare-chested, and is holding a long strung bow and an arrow in his left hand.; verso: na.
Box 1 0036: H. Brunstag with unidentified man - recto: Full view of H. Brunstag, a white man who performed as a giant, standing with an unidentified smaller white man to emphasize his height. Brunstag wears a loose rope-belted shirt, boots, a hat, and has a beard.; verso: Text reads, "H. Brunstag / from / Norway 8 feet 2 in / Weight 460 / age 36".
Box 1 0035: H. Brunstag with unidentified woman - recto: Full view of H. Brunstag, a white man who performed as a giant, standing with an unidentified smaller white woman to emphasize his height. He wears a long coat, boots, cap, and has a beard.; verso: Text reads, "H. Brunstag From Norway. / Age 36 Listed as 81/2' / Tall".
Box 1 0008: Harvey Wilson, seated - recto: Full view of Harvey Wilson, a white man who performed as a skeleton man, seated, dressed in shorts and black tights to emphasize the thinness of his limbs. Text on verso reads, "Harvey Wilson".; verso:
Box 1 0044: Henriette Moretz with banister backdrop - recto: Full view of Henriette Moretz, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing in front of a studio backdrop picturing a banister and stairs. She is wearing a ruffled lace dress and holding a folded fan. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize her height. Text printed at the bottom of the card reads, "Henriette Moretz / Age 16 years. Height 22 inches. Weight 36 pounds."; verso: na.
Box 1 0045: Henriette Moretz with unidentified woman - recto: Full view of Henriette Moretz, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing next to an unidentified taller white woman to emphasize the difference in their height. Text printed at the bottom of the card reads, "Henriette Moretz, / age 16 years, height 22, weight 36 pounds".; verso: na.
Box 1 0077: Herman and Augusta Rice standing on table - recto: Full view of siblings Augusta and Herman Rice, a white woman and man who performed as midgets, standing on a table in front of a studio backdrop.; verso: na.
Box 1 0076: Herman and Augusta rice standing with table - recto: Full view of siblings Augusta and Herman Rice, a white woman and man who performed as midgets, standing on either side of a table with their elbows resting on it. The top half of the photo is negative space to emphasize their height.; verso: Printed text reads, "The German Midgets, / Herman & Augusta Rice / Age 27 & 31 years."
Box 1 0073: Hiram and Barney Davis - recto: Full view of brothers Hiram Davis, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Waino, and Barney Davis, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Plutano. They are both bearded and wearing striped shirts and tights with short overalls, standing in front of studio backdrop. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Waino and Plutano, / Weight 45 pounds, Age 50 to 60."; verso: na.
Box 1 0075: Hiram and Barney Davis seated on props with unidentified man - recto: Full view of brothers Hiram Davis, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Waino, and Barney Davis, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Plutano. Both men are bearded and wearing striped shirts and tights with short overalls. One brother is kneeling on a prop and the other is sitting on a higher prop with his legs crossed at the knee. An unidentified taller white man sits between them to emphasize their height. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Waino and Plutano / Weight 45 pounds Age 50 to 60."; verso: na.
Box 1 0074: Hiram and Barney Davis standing with unidentified man - recto: Full view of brothers Hiram Davis, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Waino, and Barney Davis, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Plutano. An unidentified taller white man stands between them to emphasize their height. Both Davis brothers are bearded and wear striped shirts and tights with short overalls. The three men stand in front of studio backdrop. Text printed at the bottom of the card beneath the photo reads, "Waino and Plutano / Weight 45 pounds Age 50 to 60."; verso: na.
Box 1 0119: Illavaro reclining on couch - recto: Full view in horizontal form of a young Black woman who performed as a Circassian with the name Illavaro the Egyptian. She is reclining on a Victorian couch. Her hair is styled into an Afro.; verso: Text reads, "Illavaro the / Egyptian / age 19".
Box 1 0120: Illavaro reclining on couch - recto: Full view in horizontal form of a young Black woman who performed as a Circassian with the name Illavaro the Egyptian. She is reclining on a Victorian couch. Her hair is styled into an Afro.; verso: Text reads, "Illavaro the / Egyptian / age 19".
Box 1 0011: Isaac Sprague with his wife and three sons - recto: Full view of Isaac W. Sprague and his family. Sprague, a white man who performed as a skeleton man, stands to the right; his wife is seated on the left, surrounded by their three sons. Sprague wears a short sleeved shirt and tights to emphasize the thinness of his limbs in contrast to his family. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Mr. I.W. Sprague / Age 38 years, Height 5 feet, 5 1/2 inches / Weight 46 pounds."; verso: na.
Box 1 0012: Isaac Sprague with his wife and three sons - recto: Full view of Isaac W. Sprague and his family. Sprague, a white man who performed as a skeleton man, stands to the right; his wife is seated on the left, surrounded by their three sons. Sprague wears a short sleeved shirt and tights to emphasize the thinness of his limbs in contrast to his family. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Mr. I.W. Sprague / Age 38 years, Height 5 feet, 5 1/2 inches / Weight 46 pounds."; verso: na.
Box 1 0010: Isaac Sprague, standing 1883 - recto: Full view photo of I.W. Sprague, a white man who performed as a skeleton man, posed standing in the studio with his left hand on his hip and his right arm resting on furniture to emphasize the thinness of his limbs. Text printed on the card below the photo reads, "Mr. I. W. Sprague / Age 40 years. Height 5 feet 5 1/2 inches / Weight 46 pounds."; verso: Text reads, "G Walter Barr / Chicago, Jan. 25, 1883".
Box 1 0017: Jane Devere, portrait - recto: Bust view of Jane Devere, a white woman who performed as a bearded lady with the name Madame Devere, wearing dark dress and white scarf.; verso: Text reads, "Madame Devere".
Box 1 0042: Jewel with studio prop - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman who performed as a midget with the name Little Jewel. She is standing in front of a studio backdrop and next to studio column to emphasize her height. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to further the effect.; verso: Text reads, "Little Jewel / 17 yrs. / Weight 30 lbs / Height 35 in / Born / Louisville / KY".
Box 1 0066: John, James, and Joseph Murray - recto: Full view of the three Murray brothers, John, James, and Joseph, who performed as midgets, often called The Murray Midgets. They are standing in front of a studio backdrop with a pillar and arch. The upper half of the photo is negative space to emphasize their height. Text printed at the bottom of the card reads, "The Murray Midgets / Tripplet [sic] Brothers. Age 19 years."; verso: na.
Box 1 0065: John, James, and Joseph Murray with unidentified woman - recto: Full view of the three Murray brothers, John, James, and Joseph, three white men who performed as midgets, often called The Murray Midgets. They are standing in front of an unidentified taller woman to contrast their height. She has her hands on the shoulders of the middle brother. Text printed on the card reads, "The Murray Midgets / Tripplet [sic] Brothers Age 20 years".; verso: na.
Box 1 0018: Josephine Clofullia, portrait - recto: Full view of Josephine Clofullia, a white woman who performed as a bearded lady with the name Madame Fortune Clofullia, seated in ruffled lace dress, posing with her elbow resting on a table.; verso: Text reads, "Madame Fortune Clofullia".
Box 1 0033: Landon Middlecoff with seated woman - recto: Full view of Landon Middlecoff, a white man who performed as a giant, standing, wearing a suit and top hat with a sash across his chest. An unidentified smaller white woman is seated in a chair next to him to emphasize his height.; verso: Text reads, "Landon Middlecoff".
Box 1 0067: Leopold Kahn standing with table - recto: Full view of Leopold Kahn, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Admiral Dot, holding cane and top hat. He is standing beside a table. The left side and top half of the photo are negative space to emphasize his height.; verso: Text reads, "Admiral Dot".
Box 1 0054: Lucy and Sarah Adams sitting on studio rocks - recto: Full view of Lucy and Sarah Adams, white women who performed as midgets, sitting on studio rocks. The top half of the photo is negative space to emphasize their height.; verso: Text reads, "Adams Sisters / Martha's Vineyard, / Mass / Age 18 & 19 / Height 40 & 46 / Weight - 44 & 58".
Box 1 0055: Lucy and Sarah Adams sitting on studio rocks - recto: Full view of Lucy and Sarah Adams, white women who performed as midgets, sitting on studio rocks. The top half of the photo is negative space to emphasize their height.; verso: na.
Box 1 0053: Lucy and Sarah Adams standing in front of backdrop - recto: Full view of Lucy and Sarah Adams, white women who performed as midgets, standing on either side of a column depicted on a studio backdrop. The top half of the photo is negative space to emphasize their height.; verso: Text reads, "Adams Sisters / Martha's Vineyard, / Mass / Lucy 20 yrs / Sarah 18 yrs". Unusual Eisenmann logo, "The Sun is my servant."
Box 1 0102: Madame Carver, portrait - recto: Bust view of a white woman who performed as a fat lady with the name Madame Carver. She is sitting with her arms folded, wearing a dark dress with lace trim and a small hat. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Mme. Carver."; verso: na.
Box 1 0101: Madame Carver, portrait with table - recto: Three-quarter view of a white woman who performed as a fat lady with the name Madame Carver, seated with her left elbow resting on book. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Mme. Carver."; verso: na.
Box 1 0088: Madame June, portrait - recto: Three-quarter view of a white woman who performed as a fat lady with the name Madam June. She wears a sleeveless dress and her hair is tightly curled. She's seated in a chair, posing facing right to draw attention to the size of her bicep. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Madame June, / Age 25 years. Weight 598 pounds."; verso: na.
Box 1 0052: Maggie Minott with chair - recto: Full view of Maggie Minott, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing in front of a studio backdrop of a banister. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space and she stands beside a chair to emphasize her height.; verso: Text reads, "Maggie Minnot / Belle Plaine, IA / Age 26 years."
Box 1 0099: Mary Cortina on studio rocks - recto: Full view, horizontal format, of Mary Cortina, a white woman who performed as a fat lady with the name Madame Cortina. She is reclining on studio rocks, holding a fan in her right hand.; verso: Text reads, "Madame Cortina".
Box 1 0096: Mary Cortina wearing a plaid dress - recto: Full view of Mary Cortina, a white woman who performed as a fat lady with the name Madame Cortina. She is seated, wearing a sleeveless plaid dress with a bow at the front.; verso: Text reads, "Mary Cortina".
Box 1 0100: Mary Cortina with book - recto: Full view of Mary Cortina, a white woman who performed as a fat lady with the name Madame Cortina, sitting on studio rocks. She holds a book propped on her knee with her right hand. Her left arm is positioned across her body to emphasize it.; verso: Text reads, "Madame Cortina".
Box 1 0097: Mary Cortina with flower corsage - recto: Bust view of Mary Cortina, a white woman who performed as a fat lady with the name Madame Cortina. She wears a sleeveless dress with flowered corsage, a small hat, and a coin-type necklace.; verso: na.
Box 1 0095: Mary Cortina, portrait - recto: Bust view of Mary Cortina, a white woman who performed as a fat lady with the name Madame Cortina. She wears a plaid sleeveless dress with a bow on the front.; verso: Text reads "Madame Cortina / Weight lbs / Age yrs".
Box 1 0098: Mary Cortina, portrait - recto: Bust view of Mary Cortina, a white woman who performed as a fat lady with the name Madame Cortina. Her right arm is crooked and held across her body with her shoulders angled slightly away from the camera to draw attention to the size of her bicep. Printed: Mary Cortina; verso: na.
Box 1 0132: Miss Martin, portrait (sister 1) - recto: Bust view of an unidentified girl with albinism. Her long white hair is half pulled back with a bow and the rest is arranged over her shoulders. She is wearing a dark dress multi-stranded necklace. She is identified on other the verso of becker_eisenmann_00188 as "Miss Martin."; verso: na.
Box 1 0004: Moses Jerome, seated - recto: Full view of Moses Jerome, a white man who performed with the name The Elephant Boy. He is seated, wearing shorts, with his legs propped on rocks in front of him to show how their size. Text on verso reads, "Moses Jerome / age 20, weight 225 / #306 / Elephant Boy".; verso:
Box 1 0041: Mrs. Bunnell and child - recto: Full view of Mrs. Bunnell, a white woman photographed as a midget, standing next to her baby, who is sitting in a draped chair. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Mrs. Bunnell & Child".; verso: na.
Box 1 0136: Nellie Walker with studio banister - recto: Full view of Nellie Walker, a woman with albinism, posing with her left elbow resting on a studio banister.; verso: na.
Box 1 0135: Nellie Walker, seated - recto: Three-quarter view of Nellie Walker, a woman with albinism, seated, wearing dark dress with lace trim. Her hair is styled into an Afro.; verso: Text reads, "Compliments of / M. Nellie / Walker / to her friend / Mrs. Steere / Mrs. [?] James".
Box 1 0020: Nora Hildebrandt portrait - recto: Bust view of Nora Hildebrandt, a white woman who performed as a tattooed lady, seated. She wears a large pearl necklace and a feather in hair.; verso: Text reads, "Nora Hildebrandt".
Box 1 0021: Nora Hildebrandt portrait - recto: Bust view of Nora Hildebrandt, a white woman who performed as a tattooed lady, standing with arms crossed to show the tattoos covering her arms and chest. She is wearing a fringed costume and multi-strand pearl necklace.; verso: Text reads, "Tattoo".
Box 1 0022: Nora Hildebrandt reclining on couch - recto: Full view of Nora Hildebrandt, a white woman who performed as a tattooed lady, reclining on Victorian sofa, wearing a multi-strand pearl necklace and fringed costume that shows the tattoos covering her legs, arms, and chest.; verso: Text reads, "Nora Hildebrandt".
Box 1 0019: Nora Hildebrandt, standing - recto: Full view of Nora Hildebrandt, a white woman who performed as a tattooed lady, standing with her left elbow resting on the back of a chair, wearing a fringed costume that shows the tattoos covering her legs and arms. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Nora Hildebrandt".; verso: na.
Box 1 0034: Patrick Cotter and Christiana Dunz 21 June 1886 - recto: Full view of Patrick Cotter, a white man who performed as a giant with the name Patrick O'Brien, standing posed with Christiana Dunz, a white woman who performed as a giant sometimes with the name Annie O'Brien. Dunz is wearing a ruffled dress with lace.; verso: Text reads, "Pat O'Brien / + Wife / Giants / Canton, OH / June, 21 86 / 8ft 4/ 8ft 2".
Box 1 0069: Pierre Albert Poitras and unidentified woman - recto: Full view of Pierre Albert Poitras, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Tot, leaning on cane. He is standing next to an unidentified taller white woman to emphasize the difference in their height.; verso: Printed text reads, "Big success everywhere of / Major Tot, / The Wonderful Human Midget. / Age 16 years Weight only 10 1/2 lbs."
Box 1 0156: P.T. Barnum with "General Mite" (7 items, 1" x 1-1/4")
Box 1 0146: R.J. Williams, standing - recto: Full view of R.J. Williams, a young white boy with long hair, holding papers with one arm resting on a chair. He wears a long coat and a bow at the collar of his shirt.; verso: Printed text reads, "R. J. Williams/ The Great Boy Orator."
Box 1 0070: Reuben and Rebecca Ann Steere - recto: Full view of Reuben and Rebecca Ann Steere standing in front of a studio backdrop depicting a column. Both performed as midgets; Reuben Steere performed with the name Colonel Steere. The top and bottom thirds of the photo are negative space to emphasize their height. Printed: Col. Steere and Wife.; verso: na.
Box 1 0057: Robert Huzza and Ida Hosmer - recto: Full view of Robert Huzza, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Little Finger, and Ida Hosmer, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing arm-in-arm. The top and bottom of the image are negative space and they stand between a chair and table to emphasize their height.; verso: Text reads, "Major Little Finger and Wife]".
Box 1 0079: Rose and Marie Drouin - recto: Full view of Rose and Marie Drouin, conjoined baby girls joined at the hips. They are seated in a plush chair. The girls were often known as "The St. Benoit Twins" in reference to the village in Québec where they were born. Image is a photograph of a painting or print.; verso: Printed text reads, "The St. Beniot Twins / Rose-Marie / She has two heads, four arms and two feet, / Which in one perfect body meet / At / Geo. B. Bunnell's / Annex to P.T. Barnum's / With many other wonders."
Box 1 0084: Rose Leslie, portrait - recto: Bust view of Rose Leslie, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, sitting with her elbow on book, wearing a sleeveless dress with a two-strand pearl necklace and a flower in her hair. Her arm is drawn across her chest to draw attention to the size of her bicep.; verso: na.
Box 1 0085: Rose Leslie, portrait - recto: Bust view of Rose Leslie, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, leaning against studio banister, wearing a sleeveless dress and a necklace of large pearls. She is positioned with her shoulders angled slightly away from the camera to draw attention to the size of her bicep.; verso: Printed text reads, "Miss Rose Lesslie / Age 21 years, Weight 520 pounds."
Box 1 0046: Rosie Wolf holding violin and bow - recto: Full view of Rosie Wolf, who performed as a midget, standing in front of a studio backdrop of pillars. She is holding violin and bow at her side. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space and she stands next to a studio banister to emphasize her height. Text printed at the bottom of the card reads, "Queen-Midget, The German Rose / Age 16 years, Height 33 inch. Weight 38 pounds."; verso: na.
Box 1 0047: Rosie Wolf holding violin and bow - recto: Full view of Rosie Wolf, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing in front of a studio backdrop picturing a stairway, between a table and a planter to emphasize her height. She holds a violin in one hand and a bow in the other.; verso: Text reads, "Rosie Wolff / Age 17 years".
Box 1 0048: Rosie Wolf holding violin and bow - recto: Full view of Rosie Wolf, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing in front of a studio backdrop picturing a stairway, between a table and a planter to emphasize her height. She holds a violin in one hand and a bow in the other.; verso: Text reads, "Rosie Wolff / Age 17 years".
Box 1 0049: Rosie Wolf playing violin - recto: Full view of Rosie Wolf, a white woman who performed as a midget, playing the violin. She is in front of a studio backdrop of plants; the top half of the image is negative space to emphasize her height.; verso: Printed text reads, "The German Rose, / Queen Midget / Born 6th July, 1866 / Height 39 in. Weight 42 Lbs."
Box 1 0050: Rosie Wolf standing with table - recto: Full view of Rosie Wolf, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing in front of a studio backdrop picturing a stairwell with one arm resting on a table to emphasize her height. Text printed at the bottom of the card reads, "Little Rosie / Age 16 years. Height 33 in."; verso: na.
Box 1 0051: Rosie Wolf with vine - recto: Full view of Rosie Wolf, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing next to studio prop vine. The top and bottom thirds of the photograph are negative space to emphasize her height.; verso: Text reads, "The German / Rose / Age 14 years".
Box 1 0081: Ruto and Annie Semm - recto: Full view of Ruto Semm and Annie Semm. Ruto, who performed with the name Fiji Jim, is bare-chested, seated cross-legged. He wears two strands of beads around his neck and beaded bracelets on his arms just below his elbows. Across his lap and in the crook of his elbow he holds a wooden club with a wide head that may be a Sali. In front of him lies a Totokia facing away from the camera. Annie stands beside him in a dark dress with light strips at the bottom and neck with a white sash. Both wear their hair in an Afro style.; verso: Text reads, "Fiji Jim / And wife".
Box 1 0060: Samuel Kahn and his mother - recto: Full view of Samuel Kahn, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Atom, standing on a table. He is holding a cane and a top hat is on the table next to him. Beside the table stands a taller white woman who holds Kahn's hand; she is identified on the card as his mother. Text printed at the bottom of the card reads, "Major Atom / and Mother".; verso: na.
Box 1 0061: Samuel Kahn and his mother - recto: Full view of Samuel Kahn, a white man who performed as a midget with the name "Major Atom", holding a top hat and standing on a table. Beside the table stands a taller white woman identified on another card as his mother to contrast their height.; verso: Text reads, "Major Atom / age 15 / With Barnum's / show Jamestown NY / augh 8th/84."
Box 1 0058: Samuel Kahn standing with chair - recto: Full view of Samuel Kahn, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Atom, standing with a cane in his hand, his other hand resting on the arm of a chair where a top hat sits. The top half of the image is negative space to emphasize his height. Printed text at the bottom of the card reads, "Major Atom".; verso: na.
Box 1 0059: Samuel Kahn standing with stump - recto: Full view of Samuel Kahn, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Atom, standing next to studio stump, holding a cane in one hand and a top hat in other. The top half of the photo is negative space to emphasize his height. Text printed at the bottom of the card reads, "Major Atom".; verso: Text reads, "Major Atom / Age 15".
Box 1 0037: Silis Bishop standing on bridge prop - recto: Full view of Silis Bishop, a white man who performed as a giant, standing on a studio bridge prop, wearing a top hat and coat, holding a folded umbrella. Handwritten text written over the top of the photo reads, "Silis Bishop / Height / 7 ft 6 in".; verso: Text reads, "Silas Bishop / Height 7 ft 6 in / Weight 280 lbs / Age 18 years".
Box 1 0038: Silis Bishop wearing buckskin coat - recto: Full view of Silis Bishop, a white man who performed as a giant, wearing a buckskin coat and hat. He stands with his fingers touching the back of a chair beside him to emphasize his height.; verso: Text reads, "Silas Bishop".
Box 1 0043: Sophia Schultz standing with stump - recto: Full view of Sophia Schultz, a white woman photographed as a dwarf fat lady, standing next to studio stump to emphasize her height. She is wearing a white dress and holding a handkerchief. There is a studio backdrop behind her with an image of plants.; verso: Text reads, "Sophia Shultz / Dwarf Fat Lady".
Box 1 0142: The Lucasie Family - recto: Full view art of Rudolph Lucasie, a woman identified as his wife, and their children, a young boy, and young girl, all with albinism. The boy is playing a violin. Text printed at the bottom of the photo reads, "The Wonderful Albino Family. / Rudolph Lucasie, Wife and Children From Madagascar."; verso: na.
Box 1 0143: The Lucasie Family - recto: Full view of three people with albinism. Rudolph Lucasie stands in the middle, wearing a dark and light colored costume and leggings. A woman identified on the card as his wife is seated to his right and a man identified on the card as his son stands to his left.; verso: Printed text reads, "The Original / Eliophobus Family. / Rudolph Lucasie, Wife and Son. / From the Island of Madagascar. / Prominent Pecularities. / White Silken Hair. / Alabaster Complexion. / Eyes Pink. / Pupils angular, nearly square."
Box 1 0152: Three unidentified children with rifles - recto: Full view of three unidentified children. The child on the left side of the image wears a pleated skirt and the other two wear trousers. All three children wear hats and coats that are open at the front with buttons in a vertical line on each side of the breast. All three are posed with rifles, the butts of which rest of the ground, with bayonets.; verso: na.
Box 1 0003: Two unidentified men 29 March 1884 - recto: Full view of an unidentified man with long hair on his head and face, standing with arm on shoulder of an unidentified seated white man with short hair and mustache.; verso: "3/29/1884".
Box 1 0110: Unidentified boy, seated - recto: Bust view of an unidentified young white man photographed as a fat boy, seated.; verso: [Inscription unreadable]. Printed text reads, "A. Gene Hamilton / Circus Collection / Fairfield, Iowa."
Box 1 0150: Unidentified girl holding fan - recto: Full view of an unidentified young white girl standing between studio gates, holding a fan.; verso: na.
Box 1 0141: Unidentified girl seated with book - recto: Full view of an unidentified woman with albinism seated in chair. Her right hand holds a closed book in her lap.; verso: na.
Box 1 0031: Unidentified girl standing with chair - recto: Full view of an unidentified white girl, photographed as a giant, standing next to a chair to emphasize her height.; verso: na.
Box 1 0149: Unidentified girl wearing costume - recto: Full view of an unidentified white girl wearing a short costume and tights standing with her arms resting on a studio banister.; verso: na.
Box 1 0126: Unidentified girl wearing trousers - recto: Full view of an unidentified girl with her hair teased into an Afro style, likely performing as a Circassian. She is wearing trousers, standing with her legs crossed and one arm resting on a studio rock.; verso: na.
Box 1 0147: Unidentified girl with fan - recto: Full view of an unidentified young white girl wearing a lace dress holding a fan in front of her.; verso: na.
Box 1 0148: Unidentified girl, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified young white girl wearing a dress with lace ruffle at the front; verso: na.
Box 1 0005: Unidentified man - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man with arms without hands and legs without feet seated in a chair.; verso: na.
Box 1 0029: Unidentified man in chains - recto: Full view of an unidentified bearded man with hair covering his chest and arms leaning on a log. His arms are held in front of him, showing the cuffs around his wrists that are chained together; the chain leads to the left side of the photograph.; verso: na.
Box 1 0030: Unidentified man in chains, holding pole - recto: Full view of unidentified bearded man standing in front of a studio backdrop, holding a pole. His wrists are chained together; the chain leads out of the photo toward a prop log. Image slightly out of focus.; verso: na.
Box 1 0032: Unidentified man wearing military uniform - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man, photographed as a giant, standing in front of a studio backdrop among prop plants. He is wearing a military uniform and holding a cane to emphasize his height.; verso: na.
Box 1 0056: Unidentified man with arm on chair - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man photographed as a midget standing with his arm resting on the back of a chair. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize his height.; verso: na.
Box 1 0083: Unidentified man with bagpipes - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man dressed in full Highland dress, including kilt, piper's dirk, sporran, cross belt, piper's plaid and plaid brooch, feather bonnet, and two medals pinned to the plaid where it is folded across his chest. He holds his uninflated bagpipes on his left hip.; verso: na.
Box 1 0144: Unidentified man with drum - recto: Full view of an unidentified man with albinism. He has long white hair and a beard. He is wearing a costume reminiscent of a military uniform with gold trim in vertical and horizontal lines and is posed playing a drum. The same man appears in becker_eisenmann_00148.; verso: na.
Box 1 0026: Unidentified man with spear and shield - recto: Full view of an unidentified man, standing with a spear and shield, wearing feathered head dress, furred shorts, and knee-high boots with what appears to be ribbon fringing the top.; verso: na.
Box 1 0078: Unidentified man with striped tattoos on face - recto: Bust view of an unidentified man with a tattoo of bold, symmetrical lines on his chin and cheeks. He is wearing a coat with bow tie beneath what appears to be a fringed robe. He is identified on the card as a Māori man from Aotearoa.; verso: Text reads, "KeeWee Maori / New Zealand."
Box 1 0023: Unidentified man, portrait - recto: Bust view of unidentified white man, photographed as a tattooed man, seated with his arms folded. He is bare-chested to show the tattoos covering his arms and chest.; verso: na.
Box 1 0027: Unidentified man, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white bearded man wearing a hat, sitting bare-chested to show the hair on his chest and shoulders.; verso: na.
Box 1 0028: Unidentified man, portrait, manipulated negative - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white bearded man wearing hat, sitting bare-chested to show the hair on his chest and shoulders. This photo shows extreme retouching in the negative to make the subject look like he has much more hair on his arms and chest.; verso: na.
Box 1 0109: Unidentified man, seated - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man photographed as a fat man, sitting on a chair.; verso: na.
Box 1 0145: Unidentified man, seated - recto: Three-quarter view of an unidentified man with albinism, seated with one arm resting on a table. His costume is reminiscent of a military uniform, with gold trim in vertical and horizontal lines. The same man appears in becker_eisenmann_00147.; verso: na.
Box 1 0112: Unidentified woman - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white woman with her hair teased into an Afro style, likely performing as a Circassian.; verso: na.
Box 1 0155A: Unidentified woman and infant - recto: Full view of an unidentified Asian woman seated on a log, supporting a baby seated slightly higher on a covered studio prop.; verso: na.
Box 1 0117: Unidentified woman on studio rocks - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman with her hair teased into an Afro style, likely performing as a Circassian. She is seated, reclining on studio stones.; verso: na.
Box 1 0124: Unidentified woman reclining on sofa - recto: Full view in horizontal format of an unidentified white woman with her hair teased into an Afro style, likely performing as a Circassian. She is reclining on Victorian sofa. The same woman appears in becker_eisenmann_00125 and becker_eisenmann_00126.; verso: na.
Box 1 0155: Unidentified woman seated on studio rocks, holding fan - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman seated on a studio rock, holding a fan.; verso: na.
Box 1 0040A: Unidentified woman standing with chair - recto: Full view of unidentified white woman, photographed as a midget, standing with one hand resting on the arm of a chair to emphasize her height. The same woman appears in becker_eisenmann_00040.; verso: na.
Box 1 0128: Unidentified woman standing with chair - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman with her hair teased into an Afro style, likely performing as a Circassian. She is standing with her arms resting on the back of a chair and wearing a skirt patterned with curved lines in groups of three and a vest with square and spiral patterns and a tassel on either side.; verso: na.
Box 1 0040: Unidentified woman standing with fence prop - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a midget, standing next to a studio fence and plants to emphasize her height. Her hands are clasped, holding a handkerchief. The same woman appears in becker_eisenmann_00041.; verso: na.
Box 1 0122: Unidentified woman standing with prop - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman with her hair teased into an Afro style, likely performing as a Circassian. She is standing next to a studio prop. The same woman appears in becker_eisenmann_00126 and becker_eisenmann_00127.; verso: difficult to read inscription.
Box 1 0123: Unidentified woman standing with studio banister - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman with her hair styled into an Afro, likely performing as a Circassian. She is standing in front of a studio banister. Hand tinted. The same woman appears in becker_eisenmann_00125 and becker_eisenmann_00127.; verso: Text reads "Snake Charmer".
Box 1 0154: Unidentified woman standing with table - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman standing with one hand resting on a table, wearing a dark brocade dress.; verso: na.
Box 1 0156A: Unidentified woman wearing black dress - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman wearing a black dress, standing with her left hand on the back of a chair. She holds a black hat by her side with her right hand.; verso: stamp.
Box 1 0156B: Unidentified woman wearing costume leaning on fence - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman wearing a short costume with tights, leaning on a studio fence.; verso: Inscription.
Box 1 0103: Unidentified woman wearing flower-trimmed dress, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white woman photographed as a fat lady. She wears a flower trimmed, off-the-shoulder sleeveless dress and long beaded necklace. She is positioned facing the left edge of the image with her left arm held across her body to emphasize it. The same woman appears in becker_eisenmann_00107.; verso: na.
Box 1 0104: Unidentified woman wearing flower-trimmed dress, standing - recto: Full view of unidentified white woman photographed as a fat lady. She is standing with her arm resting on the back of stuffed chair. The same woman appears in becker_eisenmann_00106.; verso: na.
Box 1 0153: Unidentified woman wearing metallic patterned dress - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman with long, dark hair standing in front of a studio backdrop. She wears a close-fit hat and a dress with metallic patterns and a fringed accent on the top.; verso: na.
Box 1 0087: Unidentified woman wearing plaid dress - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman photographed as a fat lady. She stands beside a table, wearing a plaid dress with ruffled neck and cap sleeves.; verso: na.
Box 1 0086: Unidentified woman wearing plaid dress, portrait - recto: Three-quarter view of an unidentified white woman photographed as a fat lady. She sits in chair wearing a plaid dress with ruffled neck and cap sleeves.; verso: na.
Box 1 0016: Unidentified woman wearing veil - recto: Bust view of unidentified white woman, photographed as a bearded lady, seated holding book on her lap and wearing a white veil. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Age 23". Handwritten name is unreadable.; verso: na.
Box 1 0007: Unidentified woman with instruments - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a skeleton woman, standing with her hands resting on a prop guitar and drum to emphasize the thinness of her arms and chest.; verso: na.
Box 1 0127: Unidentified woman with studio rock - recto: Three-quarter view of an unidentified white woman with her hair teased into an Afro style, likely performing as a Circassian. She is wearing a black dress, standing with one hand on studio rock.; verso: na.
Box 1 0039: Unidentified woman with table and plant - recto: Full view of unidentified white woman, photographed as a midget, standing between plant and table to emphasize her height. She wears a white flowered dress.; verso: na.
Box 1 0013: Unidentified woman with very long hair - recto: Full standing view of an unidentified white woman with her long hair touching the floor. The right side of her hair is loose while the left hangs over her shoulder in a braid.; verso: na.
Box 1 0089: Unidentified woman, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified Black woman photographed as a fat lady. She wears a dark colored dress with cap sleeves, a small jeweled hat, and a two-strand pearl necklace. Her shoulders are angled slightly away from the camera to draw attention to the size of her bicep.; verso: na.
Box 1 0090: Unidentified woman, portrait - recto: Bust view of unidentified white woman photographed as a fat lady. She wears a light-colored sleeveless dress and a two-strand pearl necklace. Her arm is crooked and held across herself with her shoulders angled slightly away from the camera to draw attention to the size of her bicep.; verso: na.
Box 1 0092: Unidentified woman, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white woman photographed as a fat lady. She wears a ruffled sleeveless dress and flowers in her hair. She is posing with her shoulders angled slightly away from the camera to draw attention to the size of her bicep.; verso: na.
Box 1 0093: Unidentified woman, portrait - recto: Full view of an unidentified woman photographed as a fat lady. she wears a ruffled dress with a sash and stands with her arm resting on stuffed chair. The same woman appears in becker_eisenmann_00097.; verso: na.
Box 1 0094: Unidentified woman, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white woman photographed as a fat lady. She wears a ruffled sleeveless, off-the-shoulder dress and flowers in her hair. The same woman appears in becker_eisenmann_00096.; verso: na.
Box 1 0125: Unidentified woman, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white woman with her hair teased into an Afro style, like performing as a Circassian. She is posing with her arms crossed on a prop and wearing a photo medallion at the neck of her dress.; verso: na.
Box 1 0140: Unidentified woman, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified woman with albinism wearing a dark dress with ruffled neckline, pearls, and corsage.; verso: inscription.
Box 1 0151: Unidentified woman, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white woman seated with her right elbow resting on a table.; verso: na.
Box 1 0129: Unidentified woman, seated - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman with her hair teased into an Afro style, likely performing as a Circassian. She is seated in a fringed chair. She is wearing stockings with a patterns of leaves on the front and a light and dark colored dress with a rectangular pattern on the skirt and a round pattern on the chest.; verso: na.
Box 1 0009: Unidentified young man - recto: Full view of unidentified young white man photographed as a skeleton man. He is wearing tight clothing and posing with his arms held away from his body to emphasize their thinness. He has one elbow resting on a studio banister and a scarf around his neck.; verso: na.
Box 1 0025: William Henry Johnson with oar - recto: Full view of William Henry Johnson, a Black man with microcephaly pictured here performing as the character Zip the Pinhead. He is standing, wearing a fur costume that covers him to the neck, and holding large oar vertically.; verso: Text reads, "Zip The Pinhead".
Box 1 0118: Zoe Meleke, portrait - recto: Bust view of a white woman who performed as a Circassian with the name Zoe Meleke. She wears a fringed costume and is posing with her elbows resting on a prop. Her hair is teased into an Afro style.; verso: Text reads, "Zoe Meeleke / circassian".
Box 1 0113: Zoe Zobedia with studio plants - recto: Full view of a white woman who performed as a Circassian with the name Zoe Zobedia, standing with studio plants. Her hair is teased into an Afro style.; verso: Text reads, "Zoe Zobedia / Snake Charmer".
Box 1 0114: Zoe Zolena sitting with book - recto: Full view of a white woman who performed as a Circassian with the name Zoe Zolena. She is sitting with one arm on resting on a table, holding an open book on her knee with her feet resting on pillow. Her hair is teased into an Afro style. Printed text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Miss Zoe Zolena,".; verso: na.
Box 1 0115: Zoe Zolena, portrait - recto: Bust view of a white woman who performed as a Circassian with the name Zoe Zolena. She is seated with her elbow resting on the table and her fingers resting on the large double strand of pearls around her neck. Her hair is teased into an Afro style.; verso: na.
Box 1 0116: Zoe Zolena, portrait - recto: Three-quarter view of a white woman who performed as a Circassian with the name Zoe Zolena. She is seated wearing a large double strand of pearls. Her hair is teased into an Afro style. Printed text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Miss Zoe Zolena."; verso: na.
Box 1 0111: Zula Zeleah, seated 17 August 1883 - recto: Full view of a white woman who performed as a Circassian with the name Zula Zeleah. Her hair is teased into an Afro style and she wears a short costume and tights. She sits on a fabric-covered studio seat. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the image reads, "Barnum's Show Canton Aug. 17/83."; verso: Text reads, "M Zula Zeleah".
Box 1 0121: Zumiga seated on rocks - recto: Full view of a Black woman who performed as a Circassian with the name Zumiga the Egyptian, sitting on studio stones. Her hair is styled into an Afro.; verso: Text reads, "Zumiga the / Egyptian / age 20".
Charles Eisenmann cabinet cards
Box 4 0324: Ada Briggs, portrait - recto: Bust view of Ada Briggs, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, wearing a white lace dress.; verso: Text reads, "Ada Briggs".
Box 4 0320: Amelia Hill standing with chair - recto: Full view of Amelia Hill, a white girl who performed as a fat girl, standing with one elbow resting on the back of a chair. She is wearing a ruffled dress and holding a fan.; verso: Text reads, "Amelia Hill 14 yrs. 300 lbs".
Box 4 0319: Amelia Hill, seated - recto: Full view of Amelia Hill, a white girl who performed as a fat girl, wearing a ruffled dress, seated at table with her feet on a velvet pillow.; verso: Text reads, "Amelia Hill 14 yrs. 300 lbs".
Box 2 0191: Amy Arlington standing with two snakes - recto: Full view of Amy Arlington, a white woman who performed as a snake charmer, wearing a short, white costume and tights. She is holding two large snakes; one shake is draped from her shoulder to hip like a sash and the other is held in her right hand, coiled around her arm.; verso: Text reads, "Amy Arlington / Snake Charmer".
Box 2 0193: Amy Arlington standing with two snakes - recto: Full view of Amy Arlington, a white woman who performed as a snake charmer, wearing a short costume and tights. She has two large snakes; one snake is draped across her body and the other is held above her head.; verso: Text reads, "Amy Arlington".
Box 2 0192: Amy Arlington with snake on head - recto: Full view of Amy Arlington, a white woman who performed as a snake charmer, wearing a short costume and tights. She is holding a large snake that is partially wrapped around her head.; verso: Text reads, "Amy Arlington".
Box 2 0194: Amy Arlington, portrait - recto: Bust view in profile of Amy Arlington, a white woman who performed as a snake charmer, wearing a dress with frilled top.; verso: Text reads, "Amy Arlington".
Box 4 0367: Andrew Mack, portrait - recto: Three-quarter view of Andrew Mack, a white man who performed as an actor, wearing a tuxedo, holding a hat and gloves. A very late Eisenmann photograph, possibly taken by Frank Wendt. Signature on the photo reads, "Sincerely / Andrew Mack".; verso: na.
Box 4 0304: Anna Swan and Martin Van Buren Bates with unidentified man - recto: Full view of Anna Swan, a white woman who performed as a giant, and Martin Van Buren Bates, a white man who performed as a giant. They are standing arm in arm next to an unidentified shorter white man to emphasize their height. Printed text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Mrs. A. H. Bates, Born August 6th, 1848. / Height 7 feet 11 1/2 inches. / Weight 413 Pounds. / Capt. M.V. Bates, / Born November 9th, 1845. / Height 7 feet 11 1/2 inches. Weight 478 Pounds."; verso: na.
Box 4 0305: Anna Swan and Martin Van Buren Bates with unidentified man - recto: Full view of Anna Swan, a white woman who performed as a giant, and Martin Van Buren Bates, a white man who performed as a giant. They are standing arm in arm next to an unidentified shorter white man to emphasize their height.; verso: Text reads, "Annie Swan married / Capt. Martin Van Buren Bates / Tallest married couple in the world. Capt. Bates - later in / his life lived in Seville / Ohio."
Box 3 0270: Anne Leak seated with scissors 1885 - recto: Full view of Anne Leak Thomson, a white woman, sitting on a lace covered table, holding scissors with her toes.; verso: Text reads, "Indolence and ease / are the rust of / the mind. / Anne E. Leak Thomson. / Born without arms, / Dec. 23, 1839, Ga. / St. Paul, Minn., / Dec. 29, 1885. This was written by Ann Leak Thomson with her feet."
Box 4 0360: Annette Rarey, standing - recto: Full view of Annette Rarey, a white woman who performed as an actress and dancer, wearing a short white costume and tights, standing in front of studio backdrop.; verso: Text reads, "Mlle. Annette Rarey".
Box 4 0361: Annette Rarey, standing - recto: Full view of Annette Rarey, a white woman who performed as an actress and dancer, wearing a short white costume and tights, standing in front of studio backdrop.; verso: Text reads, "Mlle. Annette Rarey".
Box 4 0335: Annie Bell removing shoe - recto: Full view of Annie Bell, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, wearing a white dress, seated on a bear skin rug, removing one shoe.; verso: Text reads, "Annie Bell, / age 19 / weight. 509 lbs".
Box 4 0333: Annie Bell standing with prop - recto: Full view of Annie Bell, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, standing with her hand resting on a studio vase. She is wearing a long-sleeved dress and top hat.; verso: Text reads, "Annie Bell".
Box 4 0334: Annie Bell, portrait - recto: Bust view of Annie Bell, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, wearing a sleeveless dress and large double stranded pearls. Her elbow and hand rest on a book.; verso: na.
Box 4 0336: Annie Bell, portrait - recto: Bust view of Annie Bell, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, wearing double stranded pearls and veil.; verso: Text reads, "Annie Bell, / age 19 / weight. 489 lb/s 6ft 2."
Box 4 0337: Annie Bell, portrait - recto: Bust view of Annie Bell, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, wearing a feathered hat and single strand of pearls.; verso: Text reads, "Annie Bell, / Alice Thompson / Age 21 years / Weight 600 lbs / born in ......"
Box 2 0198: Annie Jones standing with furniture - recto: Full view of Annie Jones, a white woman who performed as a bearded lady, standing in a satin dress with long train between carved table and chair. The verso of the card conflates Jones with Josephine Clofullia, who was also famous for her performance as a bearded lady.; verso: Text reads, "...Annie Jones / Mme Fortune Clofullia".
Box 2 0202: Annie Jones standing with studio rock - recto: Full view of Annie Jones, a white woman who performed as a bearded lady, standing with her arms resting on a studio stone.; verso: Text reads, "Annie Jones".
Box 2 0200: Annie Jones with mirror - recto: Three-quarter view of Annie Jones, a white woman who performed as a bearded lady. Her long hair reaches her knees, and she is standing with her back to the camera while facing a full length mirror that reveals her beard.; verso: na.
Box 2 0196: Annie Jones, portrait - recto: Bust view of Annie Jones, a white woman who performed as a bearded lady, wearing a dark, ornamented dress. The verso of the card conflates Jones with Josephine Clofullia, who was also famous for her performance as a bearded lady.; verso: Text reads "...Annie Jones/ (Josephine Boisoechene Clofullia Ghio)/ (1831-) Barnum's Bearded Lady".
Box 2 0199: Annie Jones, seated - recto: Full view of Annie Jones, a white woman who performed as a bearded lady, with long braided hair, seated and wearing a ruffled dress and striped socks. The verso of the card conflates Jones with Josephine Clofullia, who was also famous for her performance as a bearded lady.; verso: Text reads, "Mme Fortune Clofullia / ...Annie Jones / P.T. Barnum's - Bearded Lady".
Box 2 0201: Annie Jones, seated - recto: Full view of Annie Jones, a white woman who performed as a bearded lady, seated with her arms resting on the table. She is wearing a dark satin ruffled dress. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Annie Jones Bearded Lady".; verso: Text reads, "Annie Jones".
Box 2 0197: Annie Jones, standing - recto: Three-quarter view of Annie Jones, a white woman who performed as a bearded lady, standing in a satin dress with one hand resting on an old carved chair. The verso of the card conflates Jones with Josephine Clofullia, who was also famous for her performance as a bearded lady.; verso: Text reads, "...Annie Jones / Marion Smith / Mme Fortune Clofullia".
Box 3 0244: Ashbury Benjamin seated on studio log - recto: Full view of Asbury Benjamin, a young Black boy with vitiligo, sitting on studio log holding, a machete. He wears a shirt that is open in a circle over his chest and stomach to show the different pigmentations on the skin of his stomach.; verso: na.
Box 3 0238: Augusta and Herman Rice - recto: Full view of Augusta and Herman Rice, two white siblings who performed as midgets, standing in front of studio backdrop. Augusta is posing with her arms resting on Herman's shoulder, and his hand is resting on a chair. The top and bottom thirds of the photo are negative space to emphasize their height. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Herman Rice & sister / Little people".; verso: Text reads, "They are called the German / Miggets".
Box 3 0257: Avery Childs - recto: Full horizontal view of Avery Childs, a white man, posing with his hands and feet on the floor, perpendicular to the camera to show his feet turned behind him.; verso: Text reads, "Avery Childs The Frog Boy".
Box 3 0277: B.A. Bartlett, portrait - recto: Bust view of B.A. Bartlett, a white man, wearing a western hat, ascot, and fringed coat. Handwritten text in the lower left corner of the photo reads, "Yours truly / B.A. Bartlett".; verso: na.
Box 3 0252: Barney Baldwin, seated 1888 - recto: Full view of Barney Baldwin, a white man, seated. He is wearing a brace around his head and chin and holding a cane. Printed text at the bottom of the card below the photo, "Barney Baldwin. Broken Neck Wonder / The only living man in the history of the world with a broken neck. / Copyrighted May 1888 by Barney Baldwin".; verso: na.
Box 2 0190: Belle Carter - recto: Bust view of Belle Carter, a white woman, posed with her back towards the camera. The back of her dress is parted to reveal long strands of hair growing from the center of her back. Text printed at the top of the photo reads, "Miss Bell Carter /Famous side-show attraction." Stamped text in the lower right corner of the photo reads, "A. Gene Hamilton / Circus Collection / Fairfield, Iowa".; verso: Text reads, "Miss Belle Carter / Born at Blue Bank / Estill Co. State of Kentucky / age 21". Printed text reads, "A. Gene Hamilton / Circus Collection / Fairfield, Iowa."
Box 3 0234: Bertha Carnihan standing with studio backdrop - recto: Full view of Bertha Carnihan, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing in front of a studio backdrop of a tree trunk with flowers in foreground.; verso: Text reads, "Bertha Carnihan / age 21 year/s Wt - 40 lbs."
Box 5 0370: Bobby Berry, Joseph Hart, and George Mack 1895-1905 - recto: Photographic copy. Full view of two white boys sitting on the floor on either side of a white man sitting on a stool, pointing his finger toward the camera. A rare Plainfield, New Jersey studio photograph by Eisenmann.; verso: Text reads, "The story of the two bad boys / Bobby Berry, Joseph Hart, George Mack".
Box 3 0293: C. Ureck and Lulu Lataska - recto: Full view of C. Ureck, a white man who performed as a giant, standing beside Lulu Lataska, a white woman who performed as a dancer, snake charmer, and Circassian, to emphasize his height. He wears a top coat and holds a top hat. Lataska is identified on the verso as his wife.; verso: Text reads, "Compliment of / ....Ureck / and wife Height 7 feet / Weight 235".
Box 3 0294: C. Ureck and Lulu Lataska - recto: Full view of C. Ureck, a white man who performed as a giant, wearing military coat, with a military cap resting on table. Lulu Lataska, a white woman who performed as a dancer, snake charmer, and Circassian, stands beside him to emphasize his height. She is identified on other cards as his wife.; verso: Text reads, "C. Ureck / age 31 / Height 7' 11 1/2 / Wt. 375 lbs."
Box 4 0321: Carrie Akers, horseshoe portrait - recto: Bust view of Carrie Akers, a white woman who performed as a fat girl, in a horseshoe frame with flowers. Handwritten text in the bottom of the horseshoe reads, "Yours Truly / Carrie Akers".; verso: Printed text reads, "Carrie Akers / Height 31 Weight 309 lbs."
Box 3 0271: Charles Adams, seated at writing desk - recto: Three-quarter view of Charles Adams, a white man, sitting in a heavily carved chair at a desk, holding a pencil in his left hand.; verso: Text reads, "Yours truly / Chas. Adams / Cincinnati / Ohio".
Box 3 0272: Charles Adams, seated beside writing desk - recto: Full view of Charles Adams, a white man, sitting in an ornately carved chair with one arm resting on an ornately carved desk. His arms are posed to show the his hands.; verso: Text reads, "Yours truly / Chas. Adams / Cincinnati / Ohio".
Box 2 0207: Charles Sherwood Stratton, oval portrait - recto: Bust view in oval format of Charles Sherwood Stratton in his later years, wearing a coat and vest. Stratton, a white man, performed as a midget with the name "Tom Thumb".; verso: Extensive advertising for photographer. Text reads, "General Tom Thumb / Gen. Tom Thumb".
Box 3 0273: Charles Tripp, seated - recto: Full view of Charles Tripp, a white man, sitting in a chair, holding a pen with his toes.; verso: Text reads "Frank Sullivan / ... N.Y./ Chas B. Tripp / Woodstock / Ontario / Age 26 yrs. Written with his foot."
Box 4 0303: Charles, Samuel, and William Robinson - recto: Full view of Charles, Samuel, and William Robinson, three white brothers who performed as giants, wearing long military coats and hats with plumes.; verso: Text reads, "Robinson Bros., / Iowa Giants / Knoxville, / Ia."
Box 4 0306: Chauncy Morlan standing with table - recto: Full view of Chauncy Morlan, a white man who performed as a fat boy, standing with one hand resting on a covered table.; verso: Text reads, "Chauncy Morlan / 17 years. 346 lbs 1885 / Photo by Eisenmann, NY".
Box 4 0307: Chauncy Morlan standing with table - recto: Full view of Chauncy Morlan, a white man who performed as a fat boy, standing with one hand resting on a covered table.; verso: Text reads, "Chauncy Morlan".
Box 4 0310: Chauncy Morlan, posing nude - recto: Full view of Chauncy Morlan, a white man who performed as a fat boy, lying nude on a covered sofa.; verso: Text reads, "Chauncy Morlan 17 yrs 346 lbs".
Box 4 0311: Chauncy Morlan, posing nude - recto: Three-quarter view of Chauncy Morlan, who performed as a fat boy, lying nude on covered sofa, wearing velvet coat around his shoulder.; verso: Text reads, "Chauncy Morlan".
Box 4 0313: Chauncy Morlan, seated - recto: Full view of adult Chauncy Morlan, who performed as a fat boy, seated, wearing velvet outfit.; verso: Text reads, "Chauncy Morlan / 19 yrs 602 lbs".
Box 4 0308: Chauncy Morlan, seated nude - recto: Three-quarter view of Chauncy Morlan, a white man who performed as a fat boy, seated nude in a chair.; verso: Text reads, "Chauncy Morlan".
Box 4 0312: Chauncy Morlan, standing - recto: Full view of Chauncy Morlan, a white man who performed as a fat boy, standing between table and chair, wearing velvet outfit.; verso: Text reads, "Chauncy Morlan".
Box 4 0309: Chauncy Morlan, standing nude - recto: Full view of Chauncy Morlan, a white man who performed as a fat boy, standing nude with his back to the camera.; verso: Text reads, "Chauncy Morlan".
Box 5 0379: Circus wagon and four horses - recto: Full horizontal view of a carved circus wagon pulled by four dark colored horses. An unidentified white child sits on the wagon, holding the reins and a long whip. A rare outdoor photograph by Eisenmann. Could be a photographic copy.; verso: extensive advertising by Ed. F. Davis.
Box 5 0377: Cow with two heads - recto: Full horizontal view of a living cow with two heads, standing in front of a blank wall. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Double headed cow".; verso: na.
Box 3 0239: Darius and Emile Anna Alden - recto: Full view of Emile Anna Alden, a white woman who performed as a midget, and Darius Alden, a white man who performed as a midget with the name General Alden. They are standing arm in arm in front of studio backdrop. The top and bottom third of the photo are negative space to emphasize their height. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "General Alden and wife / Small married couple / over"; verso: Text reads, "Mr. and Mrs. General Alden / Mrs. Alden was the first white child / that was born in the / state of Nebraska/ The state was inhabited by Indians".
Box 5 0382: Diamond standing in front of house 30 December 1892 - recto: Full horizontal view of a white horse, presumably named Diamond, standing in front of a house. An unidentified white man stands on the porch. A rare outdoor photo by Eisenmann.; verso: Text reads, "Diamond / Dec 30, 1892".
Box 5 0371: Dolly Barry holding skirt 1895-1905 - recto: Photographic copy. Full view of Dolly Barry, a white woman who performed as a singer and dancer, gathering her white lace dress at the knee. Handwritten text at the bottom of the original photo reads, "Miss Dolly Barry Vocalist & Dancer". A rare Plainfield, New Jersey studio photograph by Eisenmann.; verso: na.
Box 3 0274: Eli Bowen with his wife and children - recto: Full view of Eli Bowen, a white man, and his wife and three children. Bowen is seated on a cloth-covered box to show that he has feet, but no legs. His children are all posed to show that they do have legs.; verso: Text reads, "Eli bowen & Family".
Box 3 0256: Ella Harper 1886 - recto: Full horizontal view of Ella Harper, a young white woman, with her hands and feet on the floor, posed perpendicular to the camera to show the backward angle of her knees.; verso: Handwritten text reads, "Ella Harper Age 13. Born in Hendersonville, Tenn / I am called the Camel Girl / Because as you see that my / Knees turn backwards / I can walk the best on my hands & feet as you see me in / this picture / I have traveled considerably / in the Show business for the/ last 4 years. And now as this / is 1886, I now intend to quit / the Show business and go to / school and fit my self for / some other ocupation".
Box 5 0387: Essie Graham curtsying - recto: Full view of Essie Graham, a white girl, wearing a dress, posing in a curtsy in front of studio backdrop. Printed text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Essie Graham, Miniature [?]"; verso: na.
Box 5 0374: Eva wearing coat circa 1900 - recto: Photographic copy. Full view of a young white girl identified on the card as Little Eva wearing a hat, posing with her hands pulling her scarf away from her coat in front of a studio backdrop. A rare Plainfield, New Jersey studio photograph by Eisenmann. Handwritten text in the bottom right corner of the photo reads, "Little Eva".; verso: na.
Box 5 0401: Family photos, portrait of unidentified man - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white man with a mustache, wearing a coat and tie.; verso: na.
Box 5 0402: Family photos, portrait of unidentified man - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white man with a mustache, wearing a coat and tie.; verso: na.
Box 5 0394: Family photos, portrait of unidentified woman - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white woman in a lace-collared dress.; verso: na.
Box 5 0395: Family photos, portrait of unidentified woman - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white woman wearing a brooch and chain.; verso: na.
Box 5 0396: Family photos, unidentified girl - recto: Full view of an unidentified white girl, standing, wearing a white lace dress.; verso: na.
Box 5 0399: Family photos, unidentified infant - recto: Full view of an unidentified white baby sitting on a covered chair.; verso: na.
Box 5 0397: Family photos, unidentified man and girl - recto: Full view of an unidentified older white man with a beard seated in a chair with a young white girl standing beside him.; verso: na.
Box 5 0400: Family photos, unidentified toddler - recto: Full view of an unidentified white toddler sitting on a covered chair, holding a stick across their lap.; verso: na.
Box 5 0393: Family photos, unidentified woman - recto: Three-quarter view of an unidentified white woman wearing a long dark dress.; verso: na.
Box 5 0398: Family photos, unidentified young girl - recto: Full view of an unidentified young white girl wearing a lace dress, sitting on a stuffed chair.; verso: na.
Box 3 0247: Fanny Mills, seated 1891 - recto: Full view of Fanny Mills sitting in a chair, one shoe removed to reveal her swollen foot propped on a pillow. Handwritten text in the upper left corner of the photo reads, "Big Foot / Ann"; verso: Text reads, "Miss Fanny Mills / I bought this when in / Hubbers Museum. East 14th St. / New York / Dec. 6, 1891."
Box 3 0248: Fanny Mills, seated - recto: Full view of Fanny Mills sitting in a chair with her large, booted feet in front of her.; verso: Text reads, "Fanny Mills The Ohio Big Foot Girl".
Box 2 0159: Fedor Jeftichew seated with rifle - recto: Three-quarter view of Fedor Jeftichew, a white man who performed with the name Jo Jo the Dog Faced Boy, sitting on bear skin rug, holding a rifle across his lap, and wearing in velvet fringed outfit. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Jo' Jo' the Russian Dog-Faced Boy."; verso: Text reads, "Jo' Jo' [unreadable]".
Box 2 0157: Fedor Jeftichew seated with sword - recto: Full view of Fedor Jeftichew, a white man who performed with the name Jo Jo the Dog Faced Boy. He is seated on a studio stump, wearing a military type coat, and holding a sword in his left hand with its point on the ground.; verso: Text reads, "Jo Jo [unreadable]". Printed text reads, "Jo' Jo' / The Russian Dog Faced Boy."
Box 2 0161: Fedor Jeftichew standing with rifle - recto: Full view of Fedor Jeftichew, a white man who performed with the name Jo Jo the Dog Faced Boy, wearing a fringed velvet coat, posed standing with a rifle held vertically in his left hand. There is a bear skin rug in background.; verso: Text reads, "Theodore Jettichew JoJo The Dog Faced Boy".
Box 2 0158: Fedor Jeftichew, portrait - recto: Bust view of Fedor Jeftichew, a white man who performed with the name Jo Jo the Dog Faced Boy, wearing a military type coat.; verso: Text reads, "Jo' Jo' The Dog Faced Boy".
Box 2 0160: Fedor Jeftichew, profile - recto: Bust view of Fedor Jeftichew, a white man who performed with the name Jo Jo the Dog Faced Boy, wearing a tweed coat with watch fob. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Jo Jo the Russian Dog-Faced Boy".; verso: na.
Box 3 0258: Felix Wehrle - recto: Three-quarter view of Felix Wehrle, a white man, posing with one arm outstretched, his skin pulled away from his arm by his other hand and an unseen person's hand reaching from the edge of the frame to display its elasticity. Wehrle has long side burns and a mustache.; verso: Text reads, "Felix Wehrle The Elastic Skin Man".
Box 3 0259: Felix Wehrle - recto: Bust view of Felix Wehrle, a white man, using his right hand to pull the skin upward from the back of his left hand to display its elasticity. He has long side burns and a mustache.; verso: Text reads, "Felix Wehrle The Elastic Skin Man".
Box 5 0378: Five performing dogs - recto: Full horizontal view of five small dogs standing on their hind legs on buckets in front of a studio backdrop depicting a pond and bridge.; verso: na.
Box 5 0391: Florence wearing flowered hat - recto: Full view of a young white girl who performed with the name Little Florence posing with her arms outstretched, standing in front of studio backdrop. She's wearing a flowered hat. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Little Florence".; verso: na.
Box 5 0390: Florence with fence - recto: Full view of a young white girl who performed with the name Little Florence standing with her arms outstretched, resting on a studio fence. She is standing in front of a studio backdrop. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Little Florence".; verso: na.
Box 3 0300: Four unidentified men - recto: Full view of four unidentified white men photographed as giants, wearing military costumes and military hats with plumes.; verso: na.
Box 4 0301: Four unidentified men - recto: Full view of four unidentified white men photographed as giants, wearing military costumes and military hats with plumes. There is straw on the floor under their feet.; verso: na.
Box 4 0302: Four unidentified men - recto: Full view of four unidentified white men photographed as giants, wearing military costumes and military hats with plumes. There is straw on the floor beneath their feet.; verso: na.
Box 4 0368: Frank and Henry Chanfrau - recto: Two separate photos of two white men, both bust views with names written below, F.S. Chanfrau and Henry Chanfrau.; verso: Printed text reads "Herzog's Opera House / Washington. / Week of Feb 8. / Popular prices./ Matinees Daily./ Special engagement of the talented comedian,/ Henry Chanfrau, / ....etc."
Box 2 0168: Frank Howard, portrait - recto: Bust view of Frank Howard, a white man, posing bare-chested to show the tattoos covering his chest and arms.; verso: Text reads, "Pro. Frank Howard/ American / Tattooed Man / Born at Providence RI".
Box 3 0249: Fred Wilson, seated - recto: Full view of Fred Wilson, a young white man, sitting in a rustic chair, posing to show his deformed hands and legs.; verso: Text reads, "Fred Wilson The Lobster Boy".
Box 4 0315: George James, seated - recto: Full view of George James, a white man who performed as a fat boy, sitting in chair.; verso: Text reads, "George James / Wt. 307 lbs/ Age 14".
Box 2 0170: George Karlavagn, portrait - recto: Bust view of George Karlavagn, a young white man posing bare-chested to show the tattoos covering his chest and arms. His hair is cut short.; verso: Text reads, "George Karlavagn / age 20 / Champion Tattooed / Boy".
Box 3 0285: George Kersey with unidentified man - recto: Full view of George Kersey, a white man who performed as a giant, wearing a military costume and hat, standing next to an unidentified shorter white man to emphasize his height.; verso: Text reads, "Geo. R. Kersey, / Pa.".
Box 3 0282: George L. Stull wearing bearskin 1891 - recto: Full view of George Stull wearing a bearskin coat, sitting on a studio log. He has long hair and has one hand on his knee and the other held up to show his long fingernails. Handwritten text in the upper left corner reads, "Walter L. Main, / 1891".; verso: Text reads, "With compliments / of Geo. L. Stull / Season 1891 with / Walter L. Main Show / Mexican wild man / 30 yers. old / Captured 8 yrs ago".
Box 3 0246: George Williams, portrait - recto: Full view of George Williams, a young Black boy with very short limbs.; verso: Text reads, George Williams Turtle Boy".
Box 3 0267: Giacomo and Giovanni Tocci standing - recto: Full view of Giacomo and Giovanni Tocci, white conjoined twin brothers, as children. The boys are propping themselves in a standing position in front of a stair, dressed in a velvet costume.; verso: Text reads, "Siamese Twins / Tocci Bros."
Box 2 0210: Giuseppe Magri, Minnie Warren, and Primo Magri - recto: Full view of Giuseppe Magri, Minnie Warren, and Primo Magri, three white people wearing formal clothes, standing in front of a studio backdrop. Warren is posing with her arms resting on Primo Magri's shoulder. All three performed as Midgets, Giuseppe Magri with the name Baron Little Finger and Primo Magri with the name Count Rosebud. Warren is described on the card as "Mrs. Tom Thumb"; this is incorrect, as it was her sister Lavinia Warren who was married to Charles Sherwood Stratton, who performed with the name Tom Thumb.; verso: Text reads, "Count Rosebud, Barron Littlefinger / and Minie Warren (Mrs. Tom Thumb) / Also known as the Magri's".
Box 3 0280: Gustavo and Kate Arcaris posing in knife throwing act - recto: Full view of Gustavo Arcaris, a white man, posed to throw knives at Kate Arcaris, a white woman. She is standing with her arms over her head and knives in the board around her. Although the verso describes the man as both Hubert Wilke and Gustavo Arcaris, Wilke and Arcaris were two different people who were sometimes confused due to their similar appearance.; verso: Text reads, "Sig Arcaris & Sister Kate / Hubert Wilke".
Box 3 0281: Gustavo and Kate Arcaris posing in knife throwing act 1890 - recto: Full view of Gustavo Arcaris, a white man in costume, holding hatchets, with Kate Arcaris, a white woman, standing against a board on a bear skin rug, knives and hatchets all around her. Handwritten text at the bottom of the photo reads, "To Bert Cole / Sig G. Arcaris & Sister Kate / Walter L. Main and Van Amburg Shows, / 1890".; verso: Text reads, "Sig G. Arcaris / & Sister Kate / with W. L. Main / Circus season of 1890. present to / Bert cole."
Box 3 0279: Gustavo and Kate Arcaris with clarinet and tambourine - recto: Full view of Gustavo Arcaris and his sister Kate, two white people who often performed as a knife-throwing act. Arcaris is wearing boots and fur coat, playing a clarinet. Kate is wearing a dress with corset, holding a tambourine above her head. Although the verso describes the man as both Hubert Wilke and Gustavo Arcaris, Wilke and Arcaris were two different people who were sometimes confused due to their similar appearance.; verso: Text reads, "Hubert Wilke/ sig Arcaris & sister".
Box 2 0180: Harvey Wilson, seated - recto: Full view of Harvey Wilson, a white man who performed as a skeleton man. He is wearing a tight, dark shirt with floral design, shorts, and tights. He is posed with one arm resting on the chair and the other on his hip. His clothing and pose emphasize the thinness of his limbs.; verso: Text reads, "Harvey Wilson?".
Box 5 0372: Hazel Reynolds in a split 1895-1905 - recto: Full horizontal view of Hazel Reynolds, a white woman who performed as a dancer and vocalist, with her hair styled in curls. She is wearing a white dress and doing a split on the floor. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Hazel Reynolds, Vocalist and Dancer." A rare Plainfield, New Jersey studio photograph by Eisenmann.; verso: na.
Box 2 0227: Henriette Moretz holding fan 1891 - recto: Full view of Henriette Moretz, a white woman who performed as a midget, posed with her long hair down her back and holding a fan. The top and bottom halves of the photo are negative space to emphasize her height. Handwritten text at the bottom of the photo reads, "Moretz, Walter L. Main / 1891"; verso: Text reads, "Henriette Moretz / age 20 yrs. / With W.L. Main / Main."
Box 2 0226: Henriette Moretz standing with table - recto: Full view of Henriette Moretz, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing, holding an open book with one arm resting on a table. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize her height.; verso: Text reads, "Henriette Moretz / age 20 yrs".
Box 3 0242: Hiram and Barney Davis - recto: Full view of brothers Hiram Davis, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Waino, and Barney Davis, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Plutano. Both men have long hair and beards. The top half of the photo is negative space to emphasize their height.; verso: Text reads, "Waino and Plutaino / Wild Men of Borneo -/ Age 60 to 70 years / Price 10 cents".
Box 3 0243: Hiram and Barney Davis with Hanford Warner - recto: Full view of brothers Hiram Davis, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Waino, and Barney Davis, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Plutano. Hanford A. Warner, a taller white man who acted as their manager, is standing between them to emphasize their height. Both brothers have long hair and beards.; verso: Printed text reads, "Waino & Plutaino / Wild Men of Borneo -/ Age 60 to 70 years / Price 10 cents."
Box 3 0278: Hubert Wilke playing flute - recto: Three-quarter view of Hubert Wilke, a white man with long hair and a mustache, dressed in an elaborate costume. He is playing a horn-like flute. Printed text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Hubert Wilke".; verso: na.
Box 3 0260: Hutty and Tain 1883 - recto: Full view of two Black men with microcephaly who performed with the names Hutty and Tain. One of the men is standing and the other is sitting. Both are in costume. On the verso, they are described as "Estics," meaning "Aztecs."; verso: Text reads, "The Estics Hutty and Tain".
Box 3 0261: Hutty and Tain 1883 - recto: Full view of two Black men with microcephaly who performed with the names Hutty and Tain. One of the men is standing and the other is sitting. Both men are in costume. The verso describes them as "Estics," meaning "Aztecs." Printed text at the top of the photo reads, "Hutty and Tain / Cooper and Jackson Circus / Season of 1883/ A. Gene Hamilton Circus Collection / Fairfield, Iowa".; verso: Text reads, "The Estics / Hutty & Tain / 1883 / Cooper Jackson / Shows".
Box 3 0240: Ida Hosmer and Robert Huzza - recto: Full view of Ida Hosmer, a white woman who performed as a midget, and Robert Huzza, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Littlefinger. They are standing next to a heavily carved table. The top half of the photo is negative space to emphasize their height. Printed text on the photo reads, "Major Littlefinger & Wife".; verso: Text reads, "Major Littlefinger / Wife / Age 30 & 29".
Box 3 0241: Ida Hosmer and Robert Huzza - recto: Full view of Ida Hosmer, a white woman who performed as a midget, and Robert Huzza, a whiten man who performed as a midget with the name Major Littlefinger. They are standing next to a heavily carved table. The top half of the photo is negative space to emphasize their height.; verso: Text reads, "Major Littlefinger & Wife".
Box 4 0322: Ida Williams with parrot - recto: Three-quarter view of Ida Williams, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, holding parrot. She is wearing a sleeveless dress.; verso: Text reads, "Ida Williams".
Box 4 0323: Ida Williams, standing with prop - recto: Full view of Ida Williams, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, standing with one arm resting on studio column. She is wearing a sleeveless dress.; verso: Text reads, "Ida Williams / Wt. 510, Age 25".
Box 2 0225: J. Rihnback and Lucy Fisher - recto: Full view of a white man who performed as a midget with the name General Rihnback and Lucy Fisher, a white woman who performed as a midget with the name Princess Lucy. They are standing on a large patterned rug, in front of a studio backdrop depicting the interior of a room. Rihnback holds a top hat in his right hand; Fisher wears a wedding gown. The top and bottom halves of the photo are negative space to emphasize their height.; verso: Text reads, "General Ricknbeck / Age 21 years / Height 36 inches / Weight 38 pounds / Born in in Bufalo / princess Lucy / Age 19 years / Height 27 inches / Weight 23 lbs / Born in / New York / Ct".
Box 2 0203: Jane Devere and unidentified man - recto: Full view of Jane Devere, a white woman who performed as a bearded lady, standing next to studio banister with one hand resting on table. On the other side of the table stands an unidentified man.; verso: Text reads, "MadameDevere / Brooksville, / Brachen, KY / 18 y./ (Beard 14 inches long)."
Box 4 0316: John Robinson, seated - recto: Three-quarter view of John Robinson, a white man who performed as a fat man, seated at a table, wearing a badge on the right breast of his jacket.; verso: Text reads, "John Robinson the Heaviest / Man in the world / Actual weight 588 pounds".
Box 3 0276: Joseph Jefferson, standing - recto: Full view of Joseph Jefferson, an white man who performed as an actor, standing with one hand on a large globe.; verso: Text reads, "Joseph Jefferson".
Box 4 0364B: Kiralfy Bros. Mikado Ballet 1886 - recto: Full view of two unidentified white women wearing East Asian costumes, holding fans. Printed text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "copyright 1886 by Kiralfy Bros. all rights reserved / Kiralfy Bros. Mikado Ballet."; verso: na.
Box 3 0269: Laloo Ramparsad, standing - recto: Full view of Laloo Ramparsad, a young Indian man, standing, holding the arms of parasitic twin body attached at his abdomen. He's wearing a fringed velvet costume. Printed text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Laloo"; verso: Text reads, "Geo. Gill Mgr".
Box 3 0286: Landon Middlecoff with unidentified woman - recto: Full view of Landon Middlecoff, a white man who performed as a giant, wearing a military costume, standing with one arm resting on studio banister. An unidentified shorter white woman is standing beside him to emphasize his height.; verso: Text reads, "Landon Middlecoff Ht. 7'6 Age 19".
Box 2 0206: Lavinia Warren, oval portrait - recto: Bust view in oval format of Lavinia Warren, a white woman who performed as a midget, wearing a dark velvet dress with jewelry. Warren was famous for her marriage to Charles Sherwood Stratton ("Tom Thumb") and was often known as "Mrs. Tom Thumb."; verso: Extensive advertising for photographer. Text reads, "Mrs. General Tom Thumb / Mrs. Tom Thumb".
Box 2 0213: Leopold and Samuel Kahn with unidentified man - recto: Full view of Leopold Kahn and Samuel Kahn, two white men who performed as midgets, and an unidentified taller white man. Leopold Kahn, known as Admiral Dot, stands to the left with his elbow resting on a studio prop, while Samuel Kahn, known as Major Atom, is seated on the shoulder of the unidentified man. Leopold Kahn was Samuel Kahn's uncle.; verso: Text reads "Admiral Dot / age 23 / Major Atom / age 15."
Box 2 0212: Leopold Kahn standing with top hat - recto: Full view of Leopold Kahn, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Admiral Dot, standing between studio plants and holding top hat and cane. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize his height.; verso: Text reads, "Admiral Dot / Age 23".
Box 5 0382A: Linus standing with unidentified man in front of house - recto: Full horizontal view of Linus, a horse with a very long mane and tail standing with an unidentified white man holding his bridle.; verso: Printed text reads, "Linus statistics ..... Bred in Marion, / Ore. / Ownded / by / C.H. & H. W. Eaton".
Box 2 0223: Lucia Zarate and unidentified girl - recto: Full view of Lucia Zarate, a Mexican woman who performed as a midget, standing on a chair beside an unidentified young white girl. The girl's presence is intended to emphasize Zarate's height.; verso: Text reads, "Lucia Zarate".
Box 2 0222: Lucia Zarate and unidentified man - recto: Full view of Lucia Zarate, a Mexican woman who performed as a midget, standing on a chair beside an unidentified taller white man holding a top hat. The presence of the taller man is intended to emphasize her height.; verso: Text reads, "Lucia Zarate".
Box 4 0365: Lucy and Sarah Adams standing between gates - recto: Full view of Lucy and Sarah Adams, two white sisters who performed as midgets, wearing identical dresses, standing between studio gates. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize their height.; verso: Text reads, "Adams Sisters / Martha's Vineyard Mass / Lucy age 26 / Sarah age 24 / Maggie E Hum..." and other faded writing.
Box 2 0224: Lucy Fisher standing with backdrop and rug - recto: Full view of Lucy Fisher, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing in front of studio backdrop with bear skin run in front of her. The columns depicted on the studio backdrop and the negative space of the top and bottom thirds of the photo emphasize her height.; verso: Text reads, "Princess Lucy Fisher Little Lady / Born 1867. / Height 27 inches / Weight 23 pounds / Born in / New York City."
Box 2 0173: Lulu Aggie Baum standing with pole - recto: Full view of Lulu Aggie Baum, a white woman who performed as a tattooed lady, with her hair worn loose to her waist, wearing a short costume that leaves the tattoos covering her arms and legs visible. Two bunches of flowers are stuck through the sash around her waist on either hip. She holds a tall pole with eagle with outstretched wings on top.; verso: Difficult to read inscription.
Box 4 0351: Lulu Lataska kneeling on bench - recto: Full view of Lulu Lataska, a white woman who performed in a variety of roles in her career, including as a dancer, snake charmer, and Circassian. She is wearing a short costume and polka dot tights, posing with her knee resting on the seat of a bench and her arm on the back.; verso: Text reads, "Lulu Lataska".
Box 4 0346: Lulu Lataska lying on floor - recto: Full horizontal view of Lulu Lataska, a white woman who performed in a variety of roles in her career, including as a dancer, snake charmer, and Circassian. She is wearing a short costume and is posed lying on the floor in front of a studio backdrop.; verso: Text reads, "Lulu Lataska".
Box 4 0353: Lulu Lataska with foot on stool - recto: Full view of Lulu Lataska, a white woman who performed in a variety of roles in her career, including as a dancer, snake charmer, and Circassian. She wears her hair teased into a short Afro style, a short costume and tights, and stands with one foot resting on fur covered stool.; verso: na.
Box 2 0195: Lulu Lataska with snakes - recto: Full view of Lulu Lataska, a white woman who performed in a variety of roles in her career, including as a dancer, snake charmer, and Circassian. She is standing behind chain link fence with many large and small snakes wrapped around her chest, head and arms.; verso: Text reads, "Lulu Lataska".
Box 4 0345: Lulu Lataska, dancing - recto: Full view of Lulu Lataska, a white woman who performed in a variety of roles in her career, including as a dancer, snake charmer, and Circassian. She is wearing a short white dress and stands in a dance pose.; verso: Text reads, "Lulu Lataska".
Box 4 0347: Lulu Lataska, dancing - recto: Full view of Lulu Lataska, a white woman who performed in a variety of roles in her career, including as a dancer, snake charmer, and Circassian. She is wearing a short costume, standing in a dance pose.; verso: Text reads, "Lulu Lataska / Never to be forgotten".
Box 4 0348: Lulu Lataska, dancing - recto: Full view of Lulu Lataska, who performed in a variety of roles in her career, including as a dancer, snake charmer, and Circassian. She is wearing a short costume and is posed on one knee, arms outstretched to one side.; verso: Text reads, "Lulu Lataska".
Box 4 0352: Lulu Lataska, dancing - recto: Full view of Lulu Lataska, a white woman who performed in a variety of roles in her career, including as a dancer, snake charmer, and Circassian. She is wearing a short costume and polka dot tights, standing in a dance pose.; verso: Text reads, "Lulu Lataska / Born in Russia...".
Box 4 0354: Lulu Lataska, portrait - recto: Bust view of Lulu Lataska, a white woman who performed in a variety of roles in her career, including as a dancer, snake charmer, and Circassian. She is wearing three strands of large pearls and her hair is teased into a large Afro style. She is performing as a Circassian in this photo; as on the verso, Circassian performers were sometimes described as "moss haired".; verso: Text reads, "Lulu, Moss haired lady / Born in Russia / Age 19".
Box 4 0350: Lulu Lataska, seated - recto: Full view of Lulu Lataska, a white woman who performed in a variety of roles in her career, including as a dancer, snake charmer, and Circassian. She is wearing a short fringed dress, sitting in a carved chair.; verso: Text reads, "Lulu Lataska".
Box 4 0349: Lulu Lataska, standing - recto: Full view of Lulu Lataska, a white woman who performed in a variety of roles in her career, including as a dancer, snake charmer, and Circassian. She is wearing a short fringed dress and boots.; verso: Text reads, "Lulu Lataska".
Box 2 0204: Madame Devere standing with chair - recto: Full view of Jane Devere, a white woman who performed as a bearded lady, wearing a short costume and tights and standing with one arm resting on a rustic chair.; verso: Text reads, "MadameDevere Age 30 / Brooksville, / Kentucky /."
Box 2 0205: Madame Devere standing with table - recto: Full view of Jane Devere, a white woman who performed as a bearded lady, wearing a long dress and standing between a bamboo table and a chair.; verso: Text reads, "MadameDevere ..../ Brooksville, / Kentucky /."
Box 2 0175: Madame Milo, standing - recto: Full view of Madame Milo, a white woman, standing angled away from the camera to show her long hair touching the floor. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Madame Milo Long / haired lady".; verso: na.
Box 5 0369: Mademoiselle Prospetto and Pets - recto: Photographic copy. Montage of 12 different photos of a woman identified on the card as M'lle. Prospetto and her horses Hephzibah and Don Quixote performing various tricks. A rare Plainfield, New Jersey studio photograph by Eisenmann.; verso: na.
Box 2 0174: Maggie Davis, long-haired lady - recto: Full view of Maggie Davis, a white woman, posed angled away from the camera to show her long hair that hangs to the floor. Her arms are resting on rustic studio furniture. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Long Haired Lady".; verso: Text reads, "Maggie Davis / from Wheeling, W.V.".
Box 2 0182: Martin Sisters - recto: Bust view of the Martin sisters, two girls with albinism, standing in front of studio stone wall. One girl is holding sheet music. The sisters also appear in becker_eisenmann_00135, becker_eisenmann_00188, and becker_eisenmann_00189.; verso: Text reads, "M. Martin - albino Sisters".
Box 4 0362: Maude Atkinson, portrait - recto: Bust view of Maude Atkinson, a white woman who performed as an actress and dancer, wearing a lace costume and hat with stars. She is posed with her arm resting on the back of a chair. Printed text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Maude Atkinson".; verso: na.
Box 3 0263: Maximo and Bartola, seated - recto: Full view of Maximo and Bartola, a man and woman from South America with microcephaly, seated on the floor in front of studio stone wall.; verso: Text reads, "Maximo & Bartola / Aztecs of Ancient / Mexico".
Box 3 0268: Millie and Christine McCoy, standing - recto: Full view of Millie and Christine McCoy, Black conjoined twin girls with two complete bodies joined at the waist.; verso: Text reads, "Millie Christine".
Box 2 0183: Miss Martin, portrait (sister 1) - recto: Bust view of girl with albinism identified on card as "Miss Martin", posed seated with her long white hair arranged over her shoulders, sitting with arms crossed. This girl also appears on becker_eisenmann_00135. The same verso inscription indicates another girl as her sister in becker_eisenmann_00189. Both girls appear in becker_eisenmann_00187.; verso: Text reads, "Miss Martin / Albino Sisters./ Born in Brooklyn, N.Y.".
Box 2 0184: Miss Martin, portrait (sister 2) - recto: Bust view of girl with albinism identified on the verso as "Miss Martin" posed with arms folded and wearing a dark dress with lace trim. The same verso inscription indicates another girl as her sister in becker_eisenmann_00188. Both girls appear in becker_eisenmann_00187.; verso: Text reads, "Miss Martin / Albino Sisters./ Born in Brooklyn, N.Y.".
Box 2 0164: Moung Phoset - recto: Bust view of Moung Phoset posing shirtless to show the long hair on his face and the shorter hair over his chest and arms.; verso: Text reads, "Moung Phoset Burmese / Hairy Family".
Box 2 0163: Moung Phoset and Mah Phoon - recto: Three-quarter view of Moung Phoset and Mah Phoon. Phoset wears the hair on his head in a bun and Phoon wears two necklaces.; verso: Text reads, "Moung Phoset and Mah Phoon / The Sacred Hairy Family from Burma".
Box 2 0162: Moung Phoset and Mah Phoon with an unidentified man and woman - recto: Full horizontal view of Moung Phoset and Mah Phoon with two unidentified people. Phoset and Phoon sit in the middle of the photo; both have long hair on their faces. Phoset wears the hair on his head pulled into a bun. Phoon wears two necklaces. To Phoset's left sits an Asian woman with her hair pulled into a bun with a flower and she holds a closed fan in her right hand. To Phoon's right sits an Asian man wearing a hat.; verso: na.
Box 3 0236: Mr. And Mrs. Louis Weigand - recto: Full view of Louis Weigand and his wife, two white people photographed as midgets, standing in front of a studio backdrop, holding hands. He wears a plaid suit and she wears a pale colored dress.; verso: Text reads, "Mr. & Mrs. Louis Weigand / Little People / Taken of a carietoe on the / stage."
Box 3 0237: Mr. And Mrs. Louis Weigand wearing Highland dress - recto: Full view of Louis Weigand and his wife, two white people photographed as midgets, standing in front of a studio backdrop, dressed in full Highland Scottish clothing.; verso: Text reads, "Mr. & Mrs. Louis Weigand / Little People in thare stage costume / for the Heighland / Fling".
Box 2 0177: Nellie Petty standing with table - recto: Full view of Nellie Petty, a white woman, standing in front of studio column with one hand on table and her long hair pulled over her right shoulder. Her hair touches the floor but the end appears to have been retouched in the negative to make it appear longer.; verso: Text reads, "Nellie M. Petty".
Box 2 0176: Nellie Petty, retouched - recto: Full view of Nellie Petty, a white woman, standing with her left hand resting on a table. Her hair is pulled forward over her right shoulder to show its length; it reaches her knees but has been retouched in the negative to look longer as though it reaches the floor.; verso: Text reads, "Compliments of / MadamePetty".
Box 5 392A: Nora Hildebrandt - recto: woman with extensive tattoing
Box 3 0235: Nora Wren with fan - recto: Full view of Nora Wren, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing in front of a studio backdrop, holding an opened fan behind her.; verso: Text reads, "Nora Wren / Age 26 yrs / Height 35 inches / Weight 65 lbs".
Box 5 0402A: Nude woman laying on couch - recto: Full horizontal view of an unidentified white woman, posed nude with her leg over the arm of a couch. Recto: na; verso: Eisenmann?
Box 5 0402B: Nude woman standing with back to camera - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, posing nude, standing with her back to the camera. Recto: na; verso: Eisenmann?
Box 2 0189: P.T. Barnum, portrait 1886 - recto: Bust view of Phineas Taylor Barnum, a white man more commonly known as P.T. Barnum, in his later years. Handwritten text at the bottom of the photo reads, "P.T. Barnum, 1886."; verso: na.
Box 3 0287: Patrick Cotter and Christiana Dunz - recto: Full view of Patrick Cotter, a white man who performed as a giant with the name Patrick O'Brien, and Christiana Dunz, a white woman who performed as a giant, sometimes with the name Annie O'Brien when she appeared with Patrick Cotter. They are standing arm in arm, his hand resting on a rustic table.; verso: Text reads, "Patrick and Annie O'Brien.....".
Box 3 0266: Photograph of a painting of George Lippert - recto: Full view of George Lippert, standing with his long coat open to show his three legs.; verso: Text reads, "George Lippert / Born Bavara / Germany".
Box 2 0208: Primo Magri, Minnie Warren, and Giuseppe Magri - recto: Full view of Primo Magri, Minnie Warren, and Giuseppe Magri, three white people wearing formal clothes, standing in front of a studio backdrop. All three performed as midgets, Primo Magri with the name Count Rosebud and Giuseppe Magri with the name Baron Littlefinger. Warren is described on the card as "Mrs. Tom Thumb"; this is incorrect, as it was her sister Lavinia Warren who was married to Charles Sherwood Stratton, who was known as Tom Thumb.; verso: Text reads, "Count Rosebud, Barron Littlefinger and Minie Warren / Sept. 19, 1889. / Barron & countess & Magri../ (Mrs. Gen. Tom Thumb.) / Count's brother."
Box 2 0209: Primo Magri, Minnie Warren, and Giuseppe Magri - recto: Full view of Primo Magri, Minnie Warren, and Giuseppe Magri, three white people wearing formal clothes, standing in front of studio backdrop. All three performed as midgets, Primo Magri with the name Count Rosebud and Giuseppe Magri with the name Baron Littlefinger. Warren is described on the card as "Mrs. Tom Thumb"; this is incorrect, as it was her sister Lavinia Warren who was married to Charles Sherwood Stratton, who was known as Tom Thumb.; verso: "Count Rosebud, Barron Littlefinger / and Minie Warren (Mrs. Tom Thumb) / Also known as the Magri's / Tom Thumb".
Box 2 0211: Primo Magri, Minnie Warren, and Giuseppe Magri - recto: Full view of Primo Magri, Minnie Warren, and Giuseppe Magri, three white people wearing formal clothes, standing in front of a studio backdrop. Giuseppe Magri is leaned against a table, while Warren and Primo Magri are posed together, with her hand in his. All three performed as midgets, Primo Magri with the name Count Rosebud and Giuseppe Magri with the name Baron Littlefinger.; verso: Text reads, "Count Rosebud, Barron Littlefinger & Minie Warren / Grace Kimball. / Ipswich , / Mass."
Box 2 0221: Reuben and Rebecca Ann Steere - recto: Full view of Reuben Steere, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Colonel Steere, and his wife, Rebecca Ann Steere, a white woman who also performed as a midget. They are standing next to chair with a blanket draped across it. The top and bottom thirds of the photo are negative space to emphasize their height. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Col. Steere and Wife."; verso: 2 cent stamp
Box 4 0331: Rose Leslie, portrait - recto: Bust view of Rose Leslie, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, wearing a sleeveless dress and seated with one arm on a table and flowers in her hair. Her other arm is drawn across her body to draw attention to the size of her bicep.; verso: Text reads, "Rose Leslie / Weight 520 Age 24". Printed obituary attached. New York Clipper 6/26/1886.
Box 3 0231: Rosie Wolf playing violin - recto: Full view of Rosie Wolf, a white who performed as a midget, standing in front of a studio backdrop of plants, wearing a dress with a flower pattern and playing the violin. The top half of the photo is negative space to emphasize her height.; verso: Text reads, "German Rose / from Hamburg, Germany / was born July 6 th 1866 / Rosie Wolff / ........../ Nov. 11th 1884".
Box 3 0230: Rosie Wolf standing with chair and violin - recto: Full view of Rosie Wolf, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing with a violin bow in her right hand. A violin is resting against the base of the rustic chair beside her. The top and bottom thirds of the photo are negative space to emphasize her height.; verso: Text reads, "Rosie Wolff / Age 18 years".
Box 3 0295: Routh Goshen and unidentified man - recto: Full view of Arthur Caley, a white man who performed as a giant with the name Colonel Routh Goshen, seated, wearing a military costume. An unidentified shorter white man stands beside him to draw attention to his size.; verso: Text reads, "Col. Ruth Goshen - Giant / Other man Eisenmann?".
Box 3 0296: Routh Goshen, portrait - recto: Bust view of Arthur Caley, a white man who performed as a giant with the name Colonel Routh Goshen, sitting in military costume.; verso: Text reads, "Col. Ruth Goshen".
Box 3 0297: Routh Goshen, standing - recto: Full view of Arthur Caley, a white man who performed as a giant with the name Colonel Routh Goshen, standing, wearing a military costume, holding a cane.; verso: Text reads, "Col. Ruth Goshen".
Box 3 0298: Routh Goshen, standing - recto: Full view of Arthur Caley, a white man who performed a giant with the name Colonel Routh Goshen, standing, wearing a military costume, holding a cane.; verso: Text reads, "Col. Ruth Goshen".
Box 5 0380: Rubie rearing on hind legs in front of house - recto: Full view of a paint horse, presumably named Rubie, rearing on its hind legs in front of a house. An unidentified white man is standing on the front porch. A rare outdoor photo by Eisenmann. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "This is Rubie"; verso: na.
Box 5 0381: Rubie rearing on hind legs in front of house - recto: Full view of a paint horse, presumably named Rubie, rearing on its hind legs in front of house. Two unidentified white men stand on the front porch. A rare outdoor photo by Eisenmann.; verso: na.
Box 3 0283: Ruto and Annie Semm - recto: Full view of Ruto Semm, a man from Fiji who performed with the name Fiji Jim, lying on his side on a bear skin rug, holding a Totokia. Annie Semm, Ruto's wife, is seated behind him, holding a Sali. Both of them wear their hair styled into Afros.; verso: difficult to read inscription.
Box 4 0359: Saleita standing with white bird - recto: Full view of a white woman who performed as a Circassian with the name Saleita. Her hair is teased into an Afro style; she is standing at a planter of flowers and holding a white bird.; verso: Text reads, "Mlle. Saleita / Carcassian".
Box 2 0215: Samuel Kahn standing on stump - recto: Full view of Samuel Kahn, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Atom, standing on a studio stump and holding top hat and cane. The top half of the photo is negative space to emphasize his height.; verso: Text includes "Major Atom / age 18 years".
Box 2 0214: Samuel Kahn standing with rock - recto: Full view of Samuel Kahn, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Atom, standing with one foot resting on a studio rock, holding a derby hat in his right hand and a cane in his left. The top and bottom thirds of the photo are negative space to emphasize his height.; verso: Text reads, "Major Atom / age 18 years".
Box 2 0218: Samuel Kahn standing with stump - recto: Full view of Samuel Kahn, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Atom, standing with one arm resting on studio stump, beside a top hat placed there. The top and bottom thirds of the photo are negative space to emphasize his height.; verso: Text reads, "Major Atom / age ..."
Box 2 0217: Samuel Kahn with unidentified man - recto: Full view of Samuel Kahn, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Atom, and an unidentified taller white man posed between studio props. The combination of the negative space in the lower third of the photo and the unidentified man's presence is intended to emphasize Kahn's height.; verso: Text reads, "Major Atom / age 18 years".
Box 2 0216: Samuel Kahn, portrait - recto: Bust view of Samuel Kahn, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Atom, wearing coat, vest and tie.; verso: Text reads, "Major Atom / age 18 years".
Box 2 0219: Samuel Kahn, standing with top hat and cane - recto: Full view of Samuel Kahn, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Atom, standing between studio props wearing a coat with tails and holding a top hat and cane. The combination of the props and the negative space in the top and bottom thirds of the photo are intended to emphasize his height.; verso: Text reads, "Major Atom / age 25".
Box 3 0255: Seven unidentified people - recto: Full view of five adult Native Americans and two children dressed in traditional clothing. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Genuine Sioux Indians".; verso: na.
Box 3 0288: Shadrick Shields and Christiana Dunz - recto: Full view of Shadrick Shields, a white man who performed as a giant, and Christiana Dunz, a white woman who performed as a giant, standing arm in arm. Shields wears a military coat and hat; Dunz wears a flowered dress.; verso: Text reads, "Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Shields / Tallest married couple / 7 ft 7 inches".
Box 3 0289: Shadrick Shields and Christiana Dunz with unidentified woman - recto: Full view of Shadrick Shields, a white man who performed as a giant, and Christiana Dunz, a white woman who performed as a giant. Shields wears a military costume and holds a rifle with bayonet; Dunz stands with her arm outstretched to rest on his shoulder. An unidentified shorter white woman stands between them, below Dunz's arm, to emphasize their height.; verso: Text reads, "S.A. Shields / and wife / Height 7' 7 / Weight 290 lbs".
Box 3 0290: Silis Bishop with unknown woman - recto: Full view of Silis Bishop, a white man who performed as a giant, wearing a military coat. An unidentified shorter white woman holding flowers stands beside him to emphasize his height.; verso: Printed text reads, "S. Bishop, / Lynden, Ontario, Canada. / Ht. 7ft. 6 in. Wt. 285."
Box 3 0291: Smith Cook with unidentified man - recto: Full view of Smith Cook, a white man who performed as a giant, wearing an overcoat and standing beside a military cap resting on a rustic table. An unidentified shorter white man stands beside him to emphasize his height.; verso: Printed text reads, "Capt. Smith Cook, / Native of Kentucky. / Age 22 years, Height 7 feet 8 in."
Box 3 0292: Smith Cook, oval portrait - recto: Oval format bust view of Smith Cook, a white man who performed as a giant.; verso: Text reads, "Captain S. Cook / The Kentucky Giant / Height 7 feet 5 1/2 inches / Weight 200 lbs".
Box 2 0228: The Murray brothers and mother - recto: Full view of John, James, and Joseph Murray, triplet white men who performed with the name The Murray Midgets, standing in front of their mother, who is taller.; verso: Text reads, "One of first / early troupe of German / Midgets that came to U.S. / The Murray's Midgets / And Mother".
Box 2 0178: The Sutherland Family - recto: Full horizontal view of the seven Sutherland sisters, all white women, Dora, Grace, Isabella, Mary, Naomi, Sarah, and Victoria with their father, Fletcher, a white man. All seven of the women have very long hair. The father and three of the sisters are seated and four are standing.; verso: Printed text reads, "Sutherland Family / of / Seven Sisters / Hair 7 feet long and 4 inches thick." Scan rest of Verso.
Box 2 0169: William H. Brooks, portrait - recto: Bust view of William H. Brooks, a white man, posing bare-chested with his arms crossed at his waist to show the tattoos covering his chest and arms.; verso: Text reads, "William H. Brooks / Tattooed Man / Paris / France".
Box 3 0232: William Ray posing with chair - recto: Full view of William Ray, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Ray, leaning with one elbow on a chair, wearing a top hat, and holding a cane. The top and bottom thirds of the photo are negative space to emphasize his height.; verso: Text reads, "Major Ray".
Box 3 0233: William Ray standing with chair - recto: Full view of William Ray, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Ray, standing in front of a chair, wearing a top hat, and holding a cane. The top and bottom thirds of the photo are negative space to emphasize his height.; verso: Text reads, "Major Willie Ray / age 31 years / Height 36 inches / Weight 38 lbs".
Box 4 0357: Zoe Meleke reclining on prop - recto: Full view of a white woman who performed as a Circassian with the name Zoe Meleke. Her hair is teased into an Afro style and she is reclining on studio rocks.; verso: Text reads, "Zoe Meleke / Circassian".
Box 4 0355: Zoe Zobedia, seated - recto: Full view of a white woman who performed as a Circassian with the name Zoe Zobedia. Her hair is teased into an Afro style and she is seated on studio rock, wearing fringed and ruffled dress.; verso: Text reads, "Zoe Zobedia".
Box 3 0254: Three unidentified women - recto: Full view of three unidentified women dressed in traditional Hindu clothing. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Genuine Hindoo Nautch Dancers".; verso: na.
Box 2 0188: Tom Wiggins, oval portrait 1887 - recto: Bust view in oval format of Thomas Greene Wiggins, a blind Black musician who performed with the name Blind Tom. He is wearing a coat, vest, and bowtie. Handwritten text at the bottom of the photo reads, "Blind Tom".; verso: Text reads, "Blind Tom Norwalk Oct 27 th/87."
Box 2 0181: Two unidentified men - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man performing as a skeleton man, wearing tight trousers, a coat with tails, and a monocle, holding cane in his right hand and a cigarette in his mouth. He is standing next to an unidentified Black man who is using a brush on the skeleton man's jacket. A statue of a dog is in the foreground.; verso: na.
Box 3 0251: Two unidentified men - recto: Full view of two white men wearing costumes, each with only their left leg.; verso: na.
Box 3 0299: Two unidentified men - recto: Full view of two unidentified white men, photographed as giants, wearing military costumes and holding military hats with plumes. They stand beside a table to emphasize their height.; verso: na.
Box 4 0341: Ullie Akerstrom in window - recto: Full view of Ullie Ackerstrom, a white woman who performed as an actress and dancer, with long curly hair. She's wearing a tattered dress and leaning out a prop window. Printed text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Ullie Akerstrom."; verso: na.
Box 4 0339: Ullie Akerstrom standing on globe - recto: Full view of Ullie Akerstrom, a white woman who performed as an actress and dancer, wearing a white dress and standing on top of a world globe. Printed text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Ullie Akerstrom."; verso: na.
Box 4 0344: Ullie Akerstrom, dancing - recto: Full view of Ullie Akerstrom, a white woman who performed as an actor and dancer, wearing a multi -colored dress. She is standing in a dance pose. Printed text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Ullie Akerstrom."; verso: na.
Box 4 0338: Ullie Akerstrom, portrait - recto: Bust view of Ullie Akerstrom, a white woman who performed as an actress and dancer, wearing a tiara and costume. Printed text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Ullie Akerstrom."; verso: na.
Box 4 0340: Ullie Akerstrom, portrait - recto: Bust view of Ullie Akerstrom, a white woman who performed as an actress and dancer, wearing a hat and costume. Printed text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Ullie Akerstrom."; verso: na.
Box 4 0342: Ullie Akerstrom, standing - recto: Full view of Ullie Akerstrom, a white woman who performed as an actor and dancer, standing, wearing trousers, a long-sleeved shirt, and a hat.; verso: Printed text reads, "Ullie Akerstrom."
Box 4 0343: Ullie Akerstrom, standing - recto: Full view of Ullie Akerstrom, a white woman who performed as an actor and dancer, wearing a white dress and hat. Printed text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Ullie Akerstrom."; verso: na.
Box 3 0245: Unidentified boy - recto: Full view of an unidentified young Black boy with vitiligo standing next to a studio rock, holding a stick. He is posed bare-chested to show the different pigmentations on his chest and stomach.; verso: Text reads, "Piebald Black Boy Known as Leopard / Boy".
Box 4 0318: Unidentified boy - recto: Full view of an unidentified young white boy, photographed as a fat boy, standing bare-chested next to rustic furniture, wearing shorts, socks, and boots.; verso: na.
Box 4 0366: Unidentified boy and girl wearing stage costumes - recto: Full view of a young white girl and young white boy standing in front of a studio backdrop. The girl is wearing a short tutu dress and the boy is wearing fringed shorts and tights.; verso: na.
Box 5 0383: Unidentified boy with cello - recto: Full view of an unidentified white boy standing with one arm around a cello and his other holding a bow.; verso: na.
Box 5 0384: Unidentified boy with cello - recto: Full view of an unidentified white boy standing with one arm around a cello and his other holding a bow.; verso: na.
Box 4 0317: Unidentified boy, seated - recto: Full view of an unidentified white boy, photographed as a fat boy, seated on a covered stool, wearing only his underwear.; verso: na.
Box 3 0253: Unidentified Chinese family - recto: Full horizontal view of an unidentified Chinese family, a man, woman, and three children, all dressed in traditional Chinese clothing.; verso: [This is the Chinese family / from China].
Box 3 0250: Unidentified contortionist - recto: Full view of an unidentified woman performing as a contortionist on the studio floor with her legs over her head. She is wearing a polka dot patterned costume.; verso: na.
Box 5 0388: Unidentified girl holding pistol - recto: Full view of an unidentified white girl wearing a hat, vest, and dress with her arm outstretched holding a pistol. She's standing in front of a studio backdrop.; verso: na.
Box 4 0364A: Unidentified girl holding toy rifle - recto: Full view of an unidentified young white girl holding wearing a dress and holding a toy rifle.; verso: na.
Box 5 0375: Unidentified girl on horse - recto: Full view of an unidentified young white girl wearing a long dress and hat, sitting on a pony in the studio photo.; verso: na.
Box 5 0386: Unidentified girl seated with book - recto: Full view of an unidentified white girl wearing a hat and dress, sitting on a studio bale of straw. She is holding book open on her lap with one hand and posing with the other hand raised.; verso: na.
Box 5 0373: Unidentified girl sitting on chair 1895-1905 - recto: Photographic copy. Full view of an unidentified young white girl wearing a striped lace dress, sitting on a chair. A rare Plainfield, New Jersey studio photograph by Eisenmann.; verso: na.
Box 2 0186: Unidentified girl sitting on studio log - recto: Full view of an unidentified young woman with albinism seated on studio log.; verso: na.
Box 5 0385: Unidentified girl standing between studio gates - recto: Full view of an unidentified white girl wearing a hat and dress, standing between studio gates.; verso: na.
Box 2 0187: Unidentified girl standing in front of gate backdrop - recto: Full view of an unidentified girl with albinism standing in front of a studio backdrop of a gate.; verso: na.
Box 2 0185: Unidentified girl, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified young woman with albinism.; verso: na.
Box 4 0314: Unidentified man - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man, photographed as a fat boy, seated in a rustic chair with one foot resting on velvet pillow.; verso: na.
Box 2 0220: Unidentified man and woman - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman wearing a long flowing dress, standing next to an unidentified white man holding top hat. Both are photographed as midgets.; verso: na.
Box 3 0262: Unidentified man and woman - recto: Full view of an unidentified man and woman with microcephaly. Both are wearing plaid outfits and sitting on studio stumps, holding hands.; verso: Text reads, "Zip? / Australian Children".
Box 5 0392: Unidentified man in ornate frame - recto: Bust view. Photographic montage of an unidentified white man in a coat and tie inside an ornate frame.; verso: na.
Box 3 0275: Unidentified man wearing Highland dress - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man standing against a studio backdrop of vegetation, wearing traditional Scottish Highland dress.; verso: na.
Box 2 0166: Unidentified man, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white man posing bare-chested to show the tattoos covering his chest and arms.; verso: na.
Box 2 0167: Unidentified man, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white man posing bare-chested to show the tattoos covering his chest and arms. The visible tattoos include a large ship on his chest and a cross on his abdomen.; verso: na.
Box 3 0284: Unidentified man's back - recto: Bust view of an unidentified man with his back to the camera, bare chested, flexing his muscles.; verso: na.
Box 3 0264: Unidentified woman and infant - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman and baby; the woman is sitting in chair, holding the baby, who is nude to show that it has no legs or arms.; verso: na.
Box 3 0265: Unidentified woman and infant - recto: Full view of an unidentified woman and baby; the woman is sitting in chair, holding the baby, who is partially clothed to show that it has no legs or arms.; verso: na.
Box 4 0364: Unidentified woman holding basket of flowers - recto: Full view of an unidentified woman standing with one foot on a studio rock, in front of a studio backdrop with two pillars, on either side of her. She is wearing a dress with lace accents and gloves, and is holding a basket of flowers.; verso: na.
Box 4 0332: Unidentified woman holding flowers - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a fat lady, wearing a sleeveless dress and holding flowers.; verso: na.
Box 4 0356: Unidentified woman seated on prop - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman performing as a Circassian with her hair teased into an Afro style, wearing a short fringed dress and tights, seated on studio stone wall.; verso: na.
Box 2 0172: Unidentified woman seated with table - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, possibly Nora Hildebrandt, wearing a frilly dress that leaves her arms and shins exposed to display the tattoos covering them. She is sitting with her left elbow resting on a table.; verso: na.
Box 5 0376: Unidentified woman standing in front of horse - recto: Full horizontal view of an unidentified white woman wearing a hat and long dress, holding an umbrella with its tip on the floor in her right hand and an open fan in her left. She is posed standing in front of a large, white horse in the studio. A late image probably done by Frank Wendt.; verso: Text reads, "A lady with the show".
Box 2 0171: Unidentified woman standing with table - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman standing with her right hand on a studio table, wearing a costume that leaves her arms and legs exposed to display the tattoos covering them.; verso: na.
Box 4 0363: Unidentified woman wearing flowered dress - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman wearing a long dress with flowers at the bust and embroidered on the skirt with formal gloves.; verso: unreadable inscription.
Box 4 0358: Unidentified woman with chair - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a Circassian. Her hair is teased into an Afro style; she is wearing a dress with a geometric design and standing with one arm leaning on a chair.; verso: na.
Box 2 0179: Unidentified woman, portrait - recto: Bust view of unidentified white woman, photographed as a skeleton lady. She wears a dark, ruffled dress and is posed with her hands clasped in front of her and her elbows held away from her body to emphasize the thinness of her arms.; verso: na.
Box 4 0325: Unidentified woman, portrait - recto: Three-quarter view of an unidentified woman, photographed as a fat lady, sitting with her elbow resting against a covered sofa. She is wearing a sleeveless dress and posing angled away from the camera, emphasizing her arm and drawing attention to the size of her bicep.; verso: na.
Box 4 0326: Unidentified woman, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified woman, photographed as a fat lady, sitting with her bare arms resting on a covered table in front of her.; verso: na.
Box 4 0328: Unidentified woman, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified woman, photographed as a fat lady, posed facing right with her bare arm as the focal point of the photo to draw attention to its size.; verso: na.
Box 4 0329: Unidentified woman, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified Black woman, photographed as a fat lady. She is wearing a plaid, sleeveless dress and sitting posed with her elbow resting on the table and her arm drawn across her chest to draw attention to the size of her bicep.; verso: na.
Box 4 0330: Unidentified woman, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified Black woman, photographed as a fat lady. She is wearing a plaid, sleeveless dress and sitting posed with one elbow resting on a table and her arm drawn across her chest to draw attention to the size of her bicep.; verso: na.
Box 4 0327: Unidentified woman, standing - recto: Full view of an unidentified woman, photographed as a fat lady, standing with one hand on book on the table. She is wearing a sleeveless dress with a striped skirt. She is posing with her arm drawn across her body to draw attention to its size.; verso: na.
Box 5 0389: Unidentified young girl wearing long gown - recto: Full view of an unidentified very young girl wearing a long gown, standing on a studio prop with her arm raised.; verso: na.
Box 2 0165: Unidentified young man, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified young white man posing shirtless to show the tattoos covering his chest and arms.; verso: na.
Box 3 0229: Unidentified young woman - recto: Full view of an unidentified young white woman, photographed as a midget, standing with her hands resting on the arm of an intricately carved chair.; verso: Text reads, "compliments of".
Charles Eisenmann unidentified photographs
Box 5 0403: Lot of 19 misc. images
Frank Wendt photographs
Box 7 0507: A.O. Babel playing a piano 13 September 1895 - recto: Full view of A. O. Babel, a white man who performed as a musician, playing an organ. He is wearing a western hat, chaps, and a pistol in a belt holster.; verso: Text reads, "A.O. Bable / Sept. 13 -1895."
Box 6 0471: Adelina, seated - recto: Full view of Adelina, a young white girl photographed as a fat girl, seated, wearing a white dress. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Baby Adelina / 30 Months Old Weighs 130 Lbs."; verso: na.
Box 5 0408: Adolph and Rudolph, gaff - recto: Full view of gaff conjoined twins Adolph and Rudolph, two white boys. One of the boys is posed to appear as though they are both attached at the abdomen.; verso: Printed: Adolph - Rudolph / 27 years old, / Born Vienna Austria.
Box 5 0409: Adolph and Rudolph, gaff - recto: Full view gaff conjoined twins Adolph and Rudolph, two young white men, wearing a cape and top hats. One of the men is posed to make it appear as though they are both connected at the abdomen.; verso: Printed text reads, "Adolph - Rudolph / 27 years old, / Born Vienna Austria."
Box 5 0410: Adolph and Rudolph, gaff - recto: Full view of gaff conjoined twins Adolph and Rudolph, two young white men, wearing coats and bowties. One of the men is posed to make it look as though they are both attached at the abdomen.; verso: Printed text reads, "Adolph - Rudolph / 27 years old, / Born Vienna Austria." Additional text reads, "These boy were at fair".
Box 7 0517: Alexander, standing - recto: Full view of a white man identified on the card with text below his feet only as "Alexander". He is standing bare-chested, wearing a sash around his waist, bending a piece of steel in his hands.; verso: Text reads, "Circus - Bent iron with / his hands".
Box 7 0536: Amy Arlington sitting on bench - recto: Full view of Amy Arlington, a white woman who performed as a snake charmer, wearing a short costume and tights, sitting on a wooden bench with her arms behind her head.; verso: Text reads, "amy arlington".
Box 7 0501: Amy Arlington standing with snakes - recto: Full view of Amy Arlington, a white woman who performed as a snake charmer, standing with a large snake resting on her head and several other snakes wrapped around her. Another snake is on the ground in front of her. Handwritten text written at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Amy Arlington".; verso: Text reads, "Amy Arlington".
Box 7 0502: Amy Arlington standing with snakes - recto: Full view of Amy Arlington, a white woman who performed as a snake charmer, standing with a large snake resting on her head and several other snakes wrapped around her. Another snake is on the ground in front of her.; verso: Text reads, "Amy Arlington".
Box 7 0503: Amy Arlington standing with snakes - recto: Full view of Amy Arlington standing with a large snake resting on her head and several other snakes wrapped around her. Another snake is on the ground in front of her.; verso: Text reads, "Amy Arlington".
Box 6 0486: Annie Jones, standing - recto: Three-quarter view of Annie Jones, a white woman who performed as a bearded lady, standing with arms behind her.; verso: na.
Box 7 0544: Bernadine wearing bonnet - recto: Full view of an unidentified young white girl sitting in wooden chair. She is wearing a light-colored dress and bonnet.; verso: na.
Box 6 0447: Bertha Carnihan - recto: Full view of Bertha Carnihan, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing with one arm resting on a covered chair. Negative space in the top of the image emphasizes her height.; verso: Text reads, "Bertha Carnihan".
Box 6 0448: Bertha Carnihan standing on rugs - recto: Full view of Bertha Carnihan, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing on bear skin rug with one hand on her hip. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space with Carnihan posed far from the camera in order to emphasize her height.; verso: Text reads, "Bertha Carnihan Age 30 years / ........".
Box 6 0446: Bertha Carnihan standing with chair - recto: Full view of Bertha Carnihan, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing on a bear skin rug, resting her elbow on the back of a chair. Negative space at the top and bottom of the photo emphasizes her height.; verso: Text reads, "Bertha Carnihan / Age 29 years".
Box 6 0445: Bertha Carnihan standing with curtains - recto: Full view of Bertha Carnihan, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing with one hand gripping a curtain, standing among other studio props. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize her height.; verso: Text reads, "Bertha Carnihan".
Box 7 0512: Bobby Leach standing with table - recto: Full view of Bobby Leach, a white man who performed as a daredevil, wearing a flowered costume and tights, standing with one hand resting on a table. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Bobby Leach / Balloonist & High Diver".; verso: na.
Box 7 0511: Bobby Leach with Niagara Falls barrel - recto: Full outdoor view of a group of white men gathered around Bobbie Leach, a white man who performed as a daredevil. They are all standing behind the steel barrel Leach was about to ride down Niagara Falls. The barrel has text on it that reads, "Bobby / Leach / Steel Barrel". Leach was badly injured in the fall. Text printed on the card below the photo reads, "Bobby Leach / entering his steel barrel at Niagara Falls".; verso: na.
Box 7 0530: Boy standing on two ponies - recto: Full view of an unidentified young boy wearing a costume, standing with one foot on the backs of each of two ponies.; verso: na.
Box 6 0492: Charles Tripp whittling - recto: Full view of Charles Tripp, a white man with no arms, seated. He is holding a knife and a piece of wood in his toes, surrounded by other objects, including scissors, a comb, a mirror, and a flower. Small signs posed around him read "Charles B. Tripp / [illegible] / New York City" and "I was born without arms, July [illegible]th 1855".; verso: Text reads, "Charles B. Tripp. / Woodstock / Ontario / Age 38 years / L.A. Bernis, / June 8 ' 93".
Box 6 0491: Charles Tripp writing - recto: Full view of Charles Tripp seated, a white man with no arms, holding a pen and paper with his toes, posed to write.; verso: na.
Box 6 0473: Chauncy Morlan and Annie Bell - recto: Full view of Chauncy Morlan, a white man who performed as a fat boy and fat man, and Annie Bell, a white woman who performed as a fat woman, standing side by side in front of a studio backdrop.; verso: Text reads, "Chauncy Morlan / Age 25 wt. 602 / and wife / Age 22 Wt 526".
Box 5 0423: Che-Mah and Pearley - recto: Full view of Che-Mah, a Chinese man who performed as a dwarf, and a white woman who performed a dwarf or midget with the name Pearley. Che-Mah is standing on a chair, holding his hand out to Pearley, who is standing on a studio prop.; verso: Printed text reads, "The smallest couple in the world" etc...
Box 5 0422: Che-Mah standing with chair - recto: Full view of Che-Mah, a Chinese man who performed as a dwarf. He is standing next to an old chair and the top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize his height.; verso: Printed text reads, "Che-Mah, the only Chinese dwarf etc. [.../ che-Mah]."
Box 5 0424: Che-Mah standing with chair - recto: Full view of Che-Mah, a Chinese man who performed as a dwarf, standing next to wooden chair, holding flowers. The top and bottom thirds of the photograph are negative space to emphasize his height.; verso: Text reads, "Age 67 - Height 22 in / Weight 40 pound / ....11-1905 / Che-Mah".
Box 5 0425: Che-Mah standing with props - recto: Full view of Che-Mah, a Chinese man who performed as a dwarf, standing between studio props. The top and bottom thirds of the photograph are negative space to emphasize his height.; verso: Printed: Che-Mah etc [ che-Mah / July 2- 1892].
Box 5 0426: Che-Mah standing with studio props 17 July 1896 - recto: Full view of Che-Mah, a Chinese man who performed as a dwarf, standing between studio props. The top and bottom thirds of the photograph are negative space to emphasize his height.; verso: Text reads, "Che-Mah / July 17 th- 1896".
Box 7 0527: Chief the pony, retouched photo - recto: Full horizontal view of an unidentified white man holding the bridle of Chief, a dark pony with very long tail and mane. Photo has been retouched in the negative to make the tail and mane look longer.; verso: Printed text reads, "A sketch of Chief, etc..."
Box 6 0469: Christiana Dunz and Shadrick Archibald Shields, standing - recto: Full view of Shadrick Archibald Shields, a white man who performed as a giant, and Christiana Dunz, a white woman who performed as a giant. Shields is wearing a military coat and standing beside Dunz, who is wearing a dress with a ruffled top.; verso: Printed text reads, "Capt. S. A. Shields And Wife / The Tallest Married Couple etc...."
Box 7 0552: Corinne Washburn - recto: Full view of Corinne Washburn, a young white girl, wearing a ruffled hat and veil. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Corinne Washburn".; verso: na.
Box 7 0529: Elsie Sutliff with dog and pony - recto: Full horizontal view of Elsie Sutliff, a white girl, standing at the head of a pony with a large dog sitting on its back. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Elsie Sutliff".; verso: na.
Box 6 0487: Eugene Berry, seated - recto: Full view of Eugene Berry seated in short pants, revealing his swollen left leg and feet.; verso: Text reads, "Eugene Berry".
Box 7 0554: Florence Washburn with book - recto: Full view of Florence Washburn, a young white girl, seated, holding a book. She is raising her right hand with one finger pointed. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Florence Washburn".; verso: na.
Box 7 0553: Florence Washburn with dog - recto: Full view of Florence Washburn, a young white girl, smiling, standing with her arms around the neck of a large dog. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Florence Washburn".; verso: na.
Box 6 0458: Francis Joseph Flynn wearing polka dotted costume - recto: Full view of Francis Joseph Flynn, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Mite, standing in a lace costume with polka dot print. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize his height.; verso: Printed text reads, "Major Mite, / The smallest man of the age / At the Boston Zoo / for a brief engagement, / Commencing Monday, april 12. / Charles F. Atkinson, / Frank C. Bostock, - Proprietors and Managers. / A pocket Edition of the Famous Albert Chevalier, London Coster - N.Y. World."
Box 7 0516: Frank and Emma Caldwell with knives - recto: Full view of Frank and Emma Caldwell, two white people who performed in a knife throwing act. Frank Caldwell stands bare-chested in shorts, holding a set of knives in his hand. Emma Caldwell stands against a board with knives stuck in around her. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Frank and Emma Caldwell, 1899 / Robinson 10 Big".; verso: Text reads, "To Bert Cole / Frank & Emma / Caldwell / 1899-1900 / John robinson / 10 Big Shows".
Box 5 0432: Frank and Sarah Shade 1903 - recto: Full view of Frank Shade, a man who performed as a midget or dwarf with the name Chief Debro, and Sarah Shade, a woman who performed as a midget or dwarf. They are sitting, wearing fur clothes.; verso: Printed text reads, "Chief Debro and wife, the world's renowned Esquimaux, / from Greenland's icy mountains. / With Cambell Bros. Circus - 1903"
Box 5 0434: Frank and Sarah Shade - recto: Full view of Frank Shade, a man who performed as a midget or dwarf with the name Chief Debro, and Sarah Shade, a woman who performed as a midget or dwarf. They are posing with Sarah's hands on Frank's shoulders. Frank's hair and beard are both worn long.; verso: Text reads, "Chief Debro and Wife".
Box 5 0435: Frank and Sarah Shade - recto: Full view of Frank Shade, a man who performed as a midget or dwarf with the name Chief Debro, and Sarah Shade, a woman who performed as a midget or dwarf. They are standing in formal dress, holding hands. Sarah is wearing a hat; Frank is holding a hat. Frank's hair appears to be pinned up.; verso: na.
Box 6 0482: Fred Howe and George Moore boxing - recto: Full view of George Moore, a white man who performed as a skeleton man, and Fred Howe, a white man who performed as a fat boy, posed as though they are boxing. Moore is standing with one arm pulled back, the other outstretched towards Howe. The same photo appears in becker_eisenmann_00492 on George William Howie's mount.; verso: Printed text reads, "Me and Him ...."
Box 6 0483: Fred Howe and George Moore boxing - recto: Full view of George Moore, a white man who performed as a skeleton man, and Fred Howe, a white man who performed as a fat boy, posed as though they are boxing. Moore is standing with one arm pulled back, the other outstretched towards Howe. The same photo appears in becker_eisenmann_00491 on Frank Wendt's mount.; verso: Text reads, "Me and Him ... etc" Same as #482 but inscribed.
Box 7 0513: Fukushima's Royal Japanese Troupe - recto: Full horizontal view of a photographic montage depicting a Japanese acrobatic troupe. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Fukushima's / Royal / Japanese Troupe".; verso: na.
Box 7 0509: George Levasseur with 17 men on his back - recto: Full view of George Levasseur, a white man who performed as a strong man, positioned with his hands resting on a stool, a board with 17 men on his back. A sign on the board reads "3257 lbs". Possibly a photographic copy.; verso: Printed text reads, "George Lavasseun, / world's champion back lifter / with Ringling Bros. Show."
Box 7 0510: George Levasseur, portrait - recto: Bust view portrait of George Levasseur, a white man who performed as a strong man.; verso: Printed text reads, "George Lavasseun, / world's champion back lifter / with Ringling Bros. Show."
Box 6 0478: Gertie Plath holding umbrella - recto: Bust view of Gertie Plath, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, seated, holding an opened umbrella over her head.; verso: Text reads, "Miss Gertie Plath / Wt 545/ H 5F. 11 in age 28".
Box 6 0477: Gertie Plath, portrait - recto: Bust view of Gertie Plath, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, wearing a ruffled dress and pearls in her hair. She is seated, posing with her arm across herself and her shoulders angled slightly away from the camera, drawing attention to the size of her bicep.; verso: Text reads, "Miss Gertie Plath / Wt 510/ H 5F. 11 in".
Box 7 0555: Goldsmith Sisters dancing - recto: Full horizontal view of three white girls, identified by handwritten text at the bottom of the card as the "Goldsmith Sisters", in dancing poses./p>; verso: na.
Box 5 0430: Harriet Elizabeth Thompson standing with chair - recto: Full view of Harriet Elizabeth Thompson, a Black woman who performed as a midget with the name Princess Wee-Wee, wearing a long dress, standing with one arm resting on the seat of an elaborate wicker chair. The top half of the image is negative space to emphasize her height.; verso: Text reads, "Princess Wee Wee / age 21 years / 9 lbs / 18 inches".
Box 5 0431: Harriet Elizabeth Thompson with unidentified woman - recto: Full view of Harriet Elizabeth Thompson, a Black woman who performed as a midget with the name Princess Wee Wee, standing, holding the hand of an unidentified taller Black woman to emphasize her height.; verso: Text reads, "...../ Princess Wee Wee / 17 inches high / 7 1/2 pounds 18 inches".
Box 6 0449: Helen Boughton, standing - recto: Full view of Helen Boughton, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing in a dress with embroidered butterflies. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Little Helen Boughton".; verso: na.
Box 7 0521: Herbert and Horace Morrill holding scrolls - recto: Three-quarter view of Herbert and Horace Morrill, identical twin white men standing on either side of a table, holding scrolls. Text in the bottom of the image reads, "The Morrill Twins, / Evangelists of Chicago."; verso: Printed text reads, "The Rev. Morrill Twins story etc."
Box 7 0520: Herbert and Horace Morrill, standing - recto: Three-quarter view of Herbert and Horace Morrill, identical twin white men with long sideburns, standing side by side. Their clothes and the pins on their lapels are also identical.; verso: Printed text reads, "The Rev. Morrill Twins story etc."
Box 5 0427: Hiram and Barney Davis sitting on wall - recto: Full view of Barney and Hiram Davis, two white brothers who performed as midgets with the names Waino and Plutano, sitting on a studio stone wall. Both men have beards and long hair and wear identical costumes.; verso: Printed text reads, "Waino and Plutanio, / Wail Men of Borneo, / Age 60 to 70 years. / (Price 10 cts.)"
Box 5 0428: Hiram and Barney Davis with unidentified man - recto: Full view of Barney and Hiram Davis, two white brothers who performed as midgets with the names Waino and Plutano, standing with an unidentified taller white man between them to emphasize their height. The unidentified man also appears in becker_eisenmann_00438. Both brothers have beards and long hair and wear identical costumes. Handwritten labels beneath each brother read "Waino" and "Plutano".; verso: Printed text reads, "Waino and Plutanio, / Wail Men of Borneo, / Age 60 to 70 years. / (Price 10 cts.)"
Box 5 0429: Hiram and Barney Davis with unidentified man - recto: Full view of Hiram and Barney Davis, two white brothers who performed as midgets with the names Waino and Plutano, standing with an unidentified taller white man between them to emphasize their height. The unidentified man also appears in becker_eisenmann_00437. Both brothers have beards and long hair and wear identical costumes.; verso: Printed text reads, "Waino and Plutanio, / Wail Men of Borneo, / Age 60 to 70 years. / (Price 10 cts.)"
Box 7 0523: Horse with long mane 1888 - recto: Full horizontal view of a white horse standing outdoors; the horse has extremely long tail and mane.; verso: Text reads, "Longest Mane in / The U.S. - 1888".
Box 6 0463: Hugo Baptiste and two unidentified men - recto: Full view of Hugo Baptiste, a white man who performed as a giant, holding a cane and wearing a top hat. He is posed between an unidentified white man photographed as a midget on his left and an unidentified taller man white man on his right.; verso: Printed: Biography of the Giant Hugo....etc..
Box 7 0556: Ignace Paderewski, portrait - recto: Bust view of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, a young white man with a mustache. Paderewski was a pianist and composer and in 1919 served as the Prime Minister of Poland.; verso: Text reads, "Pderewski".
Box 6 0457: J. Rihnback standing with tables - recto: Full view of J. Rihnback, a white man who performed as a midget, standing with a wand in his hand, surrounded by tables with magic props. The top and bottom of the image are negative space to emphasize his height.; verso: Printed text reads, "Major J Rihnback story.... "
Box 6 0452: Jack Barnett holding top hat - recto: Full view of Jack Barnett, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Captain Jack Barnett, standing next to a chair, holding a top hat.; verso: Text reads, "Capt. Jack Barnett / age 32 wt 28 / 27 ins tall / ....../ $25.00."
Box 6 0454: Jack Barnett sitting in chair - recto: Full view of Jack Barnett, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Captain Jack Barnett, sitting in an ornately carved chair. The top half of the image is negative space to emphasize his height.; verso: Text reads "Capt. Jack Barnett ... / age 39 years."
Box 6 0455: Jack Barnett standing beside chair - recto: Full view of Jack Barnett, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Captain Jack Barnett, standing with one hand on the seat of a wooden chair, his other hand holding a top hat. The top half of the image is negative space to emphasize his height.; verso: Text reads, "Capt. Jack Barnett ... / age 39 years".
Box 6 0453: Jack Barnett with unidentified man - recto: Full view of Jack Barnett, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Captain Jack Barnett, standing next to an unidentified taller white man to emphasize his height.; verso: Text reads, ".... / age 32 wt 28 / height 27 ins / ....../ $25.00."
Box 7 0514: James Hardy Blondin wearing costume - recto: Full view of James Hardy, a white man who performed as a high wire artist, wearing a short costume and tights, standing posed with his arms on his hips. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "The hero of Niagra Falls / Complimets of James Hardy Blondin / High wire artist." Some of the text is very faint and refers to Hardy's walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.; verso: Printed text reads, "[Permanent address] / N.Y. clipper Ofice New York City".
Box 6 0462: Jenny Reynolds - recto: Full view of Jennie Reynolds, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing with one arm resting on a table. There is a fancy border on the image.; verso: Text reads, "Jennie Reynolds / Nashville / Tenn. / Age 23 - / Weight 29 lbs. / Height 29 in."
Box 6 0490: John Owens seated with instruments - recto: Full view of John Owens, a white man with no arms, seated. He is holding pen between his toes, writing on a piece of paper on the floor. Several musical instruments including two guitars and a violin are resting on and propped against a table in front of him.; verso: Text reads, "John Owens".
Box 6 0498: Julene with snakes - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the card as Miss Julene wearing a short costume and tights, holding a snake above her head with several others wrapped around her.; verso: Text reads, "Miss Julene / Snake / enchantress".
Box 6 0480: L.N. Monroe held by unidentified man - recto: Full view of L. N. Monroe, a Black man who performed as a skeleton man, held by an unidentified Black man.; verso: Text reads, "Johnstown, Sept. 7 1893 / Born Jan 29 1847 / Weight 6-7# / L.M. Monroe / V.a.".
Box 7 0538: Lady Attira standing with curtains - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the card as Lady Attira in a short costume and sandals, holding lace curtains.; verso: Text reads, "Lady Attira / Sword / Walker".
Box 5 0406: Laloo Ramparsad, portrait 1902 - recto: Bust view of Laloo Ramparsad, an Indian man, wearing a coat and vest. He was typically photographed displaying the parasitic twin attached at his abdomen. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Lalloo".; verso: Printed: Seen with / Walter L. Main, / Circus -1902.
Box 5 0405: Laloo Ramparsad, standing 1902 - recto: Full view of Laloo Ramparsad, an Indian man, holding the hands of the parasitic twin attached at his abdomen. He is wearing a velvet costume and standing in front of an indistinct studio backdrop. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Lalloo".; verso: Printed text reads, "Seen with / Walter L. Main, / Circus -1902."
Box 5 0407: Laloo Ramparsad, standing 1892 - recto: Full view of Laloo Ramparsad, an Indian man, holding the hands of the parasitic twin attached at his abdomen. He is wearing a fringed velvet costume. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Copyright by R. Bermaji, 1892 / Lalloo".; verso: na.
Box 7 0524: Linus II standing in front of water - recto: Full horizontal view of Linus II, a horse, standing outdoors. His very long tail and mane have been arranged to emphasize their length.; verso: Text reads, "Linus II / Tail 16 ft. 4 in / Mane double 10 ft. / Forelock 5 ft 6 in / Age 7 yrs."
Box 7 0525: Linus II standing in front of water - recto: Full horizontal view of Linus II, a horse, standing outdoors. His very long tail and mane have been arranged to emphasize their length.; verso: Text reads, "Linus II / Tail 16 ft. 4 in / Mane double 10 ft. / Forelock 5 ft 6 in / Age 7 yrs.".
Box 7 0549: Little Levey Sisters performing - recto: Full view of two white girls, identified in printed text at the bottom of the card as the "Little Levey Sister's [sic]", in costume. The girl on the left is dressed in short trousers and tall socks, with ruffled sleeves, a lace collar, and is holding a hat while pointing at the other sister, who is painted in blackface, wearing a black shirt and pants with a skirt of leaves and wide belt and a headdress.; verso: na.
Box 7 0550: Little Levey Sisters performing - recto: Full view of two white girls, identified on another card as the Little Levey Sisters, in costume. The sister on the left is wearing a white dress and hair bow, standing with her hand raised. The sister on the left is painted in blackface, kneeling on the ground, wearing a tattered dress.; verso: na.
Box 6 0466: Louis Moilanen and two unidentified men - recto: Full view of Louis Moilanen, a white man who performed as a giant, standing, wearing a top hat. On each side of him stand two shorter white men to emphasize his height.; verso: Printed text reads, "Louis Moilanen - Finlander Giant etc...."
Box 6 0467: Louis Moilanen and unidentified man - recto: Full view of Louis Moilanen, a white man who performed as a giant, wearing military coat, standing with his right outstretched straight from the shoulder over the head of an unidentified shorter white man standing beside him. They're standing outside, in front of what may be a tent.; verso: Printed text reads, "Louis Moilanen - Finlander Giant etc..." and "George O .../ Highgate Springs / Vermont".
Box 6 0468: Louis Moilanen and unidentified man - recto: Full view of Louis Moilanen, a white man who performed as a giant, wearing tails and a top hat, standing with his left arm outstretched straight from the shoulder over the head of an unidentified shorter white man standing beside him.; verso: Printed text reads, "Louis Moilanen - Finlander Giant etc... [illegible]."
Box 6 0493: Louis Wiser, portrait - recto: Bust view of Louis Wiser, a man with albinism. His long white hair is arranged over his shoulders.; verso: Text reads, "Louis Wiser / Age 30 years / Rob Roy?".
Box 7 0537: Lulu Lataska, seated - recto: Full view of Lulu Lataska, a white woman who performed in a variety of roles in her career, including as a dancer, snake charmer, and Circassian. She wears a short costume and is posed sitting in wooden chair with her hands supporting her head.; verso: Text reads, "Lulu Lataska".
Box 7 0542: Margurite, standing - recto: Full view of a young white girl identified at the bottom of the card as "Little Margurite" wearing a white dress, standing with her arms behind her back.; verso: Printed text reads, "Little Margurite".
Box 6 0496: Martin Harlow holding coat - recto: Three-quarter view of Martin Harlow, a man with albinism who performed with the name Unzie, standing. He is holding an overcoat and wearing a top hat.; verso: Text reads, "G Unzie".
Box 6 0497: Martin Harlow, standing - recto: Three-quarter view of Martin Harlow, a man with albinism who performed with the name Unzie. He is wearing a top hat over his hair, which is worn in an Afro style.; verso: [Unzie].
Box 7 0528: Mascot standing with foot on box - recto: Full horizontal view; outdoor scene with Mascot, a white horse, standing with his foot resting on a stick coming out of a box. Text at the bottom of the photo reads, "Mascot". Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Mascot the Talking Horse / Trained by Prof H.S. Maguire".; verso: na.
Box 7 0557: Miller Family standing in line - recto: Full horizontal view of a white family of seven (a man, woman, three boys, and two girls) standing in order of ascending height from left to right with a dog. Printed text at the bottom of the card identifies them as the "Miller Family".; verso: na.
Box 7 0558: Miller Family, portrait - recto: Full view of a white family of seven (a man, woman, three boys, and two girls) with a dog, gathered together for a portrait. The two youngest children, both girls, are seated on stools with the dog lying on the floor between them. Printed text at the bottom of the card identifies them as the "Miller Family".; verso: na.
Box 5 0411: Millie and Christine McCoy, standing - recto: Full view of Millie and Christine McCoy, Black conjoined twin women, wearing a lace and brocaded dress. They are standing in front of a studio backdrop depicting the interior of a room.; verso: Text reads, "Milli-Christine".
Box 7 0505: Mungo in a wagon cage - recto: Full horizontal view of a man performing as a wild man with the name Mungo. He is in chains, kneeling in a wagon cage with his hands gripping the bars.; verso: Text reads, "Mungo / Adam Forepaugh & Sulls Bros / Enormous United[?] Shows / Season 1896".
Box 7 0508: Murdock Bros standing with table of juggling props - recto: Full horizontal view of two young men, identified by the banner to their right as the Murdock brothers. Both are wearing matching costumes and are standing in front of a table with various juggling items.; verso: na.
Box 5 0418: Noble George Washington Winner and Mary Jane Winner with dog - recto: Full view of Noble George Washington Winner, a white man who performed as a midget, and Mary Jane Winner, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing with a dog between them to emphasize their height.; verso: na.
Box 5 0419: Noble George Washington Winner and Mary Jane Winner, standing - recto: Full view of Noble George Washington Winner, a white man who performed as a midget, and Mary Jane Winner, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing between a plant and a bear skin rug.; verso: Text reads, "MGW Winner and wife / Ages 19 - 28 yrs / Ht 35-36 ins / Wt 40-42 lbs".
Box 5 0420: Noble George Washington Winner with studio backdrop - recto: Full view of Noble George Washington, a white man who performed as a midget, standing in front of a studio backdrop depicting a window and the interior of a room. He is holding a cane with his top hat resting on a chair beside him.; verso: Text reads, "G.W. Winner / Age 25 / Ht 37 / Wt. 42 lbs".
Box 5 0421: Noble George Washington Winner with umbrella - recto: Full view of Noble George Washington Winner, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing, wearing a top hat, holding an open umbrella over himself. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Major N.G.W. Winner / Age, 26 yrs. Height, 36 in. Weight, 42 lbs. / With Ringling Bros.' Circus - '90, '91, '94, '95."; verso: Text reads, "NGW Winner / Montecello / Iowa."
Box 6 0481: Norman Green, standing 1899 - recto: Full view of Normal Green, a white man who performed as a skeleton man, standing. He is bare-chested and wearing tights. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Norman Green, Robinson's Ten Big / Shows, 1899".; verso: Text reads, "Norman Green / Grand Rapids / Mich / Robinsons Circus".
Box 7 0531: Norris Bros. Dog and Pony Show - recto: Full view of a large group of fourteen dogs and five ponies in various poses with a peacock and a goat. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Norris Bros. Dog and Pony Show".; verso: na.
Box 6 0456: Otto, standing - recto: Full view of a white man who performed as a midget with the name Prince Otto, standing in a military type costume, holding a cane and hat.; verso: Text reads, "Prince Otto / 398 .. 23 rd, Pl. / Chicago".
Box 7 0548: Pearl and Beatrice Alpine - recto: Full view of Pearl and Beatrice Alpine, two white girls, wearing striped dresses, standing toe to toe and holding hands with their arms raised.; verso: Text reads, "Miss Pearl and Beatrice / Alpine / St. Louis Mo".
Box 5 0404: Piramal and Sami - recto: Full view of Piramal, an Indian man, holding the arms of the parasitic twin attached to him at the abdomen. His twin was often known as Sami and described as female, although that was not the case. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Piramal and Sami Brother and Sister / Double Bodied Hindoo Enigma".; verso: Text reads, "Illustrated P. 124 American Circus".
Box 7 0504: Poster for a Wild Man act - recto: Full horizontal view of a photograph of a poster depicting five different scenes of a character who is half-man, half-lion. The top reads "Its like was never seen before" and the bottom reads "The wild man / Part man lion captured in the Mexican mountains" with "man" and "lion" written one atop the other.; verso: na.
Box 5 0437: Princess Tiny standing on chair - recto: Full view of a white woman who performed as a midget with the name Princess Tiny, wearing a long dress, standing on wicker chair. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Princess Tiny / Age 18 Weight 15 lbs. Height 21 Inches."; verso: na.
Box 5 0438: Princess Tiny standing with chair - recto: Full view of a white woman who performed as a midget with the name Princess Tiny, wearing a long dress, standing with one arm resting on wood chair. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize her height. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Princess Tiny; verso: na.
Box 5 0436: Princess Tiny, standing - recto: Full view of a white woman who performed as a midget with the name Princess Tiny, wearing a long dress and tiara, standing against a studio backdrop. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize her height. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Princess Tiny / Age 19 Weight 15 lbs. Height 21 Inches."; verso: na.
Box 5 0417: Ruby Bell Rickoff with bench - recto: Full view of Ruby Belle Rickoff, a white girl who performed as a midget with the name Mademoiselle Coretta, standing in front of a wooden love seat. The top third of the image is negative space to emphasize her height. As in many cases, her age recorded on the card is fictionalized to make her seem smaller; Rickoff died at age thirteen. Text written on the photo reads, "Otto Sarony Co. / 4". Printed text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Mlle. Coretta / Age 20 Year's / Height 21 inches".; verso: na.
Box 5 0415: Ruby Belle Rickoff, standing - recto: Full view of Ruby Belle Rickoff, a white girl who performed as a midget with the name Mademoiselle Coretta, standing with her arms folded. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize her height. As in many cases, her age recorded on the card is fictionalized to make her seem smaller; Rickoff died at age thirteen. Text printed at the bottom of the card reads, "Mlle. Coretta / Age 20 Year's / Height 21 inches".; verso: na.
Box 5 0416: Ruby Belle Rickoff, standing - recto: Full view of Ruby Belle Rickoff, a white girl who performed as a midget with the name Mademoiselle Coretta, standing in a long dress with flowers in her hair. The top third of the image is negative space to emphasize her height. As in many cases, her age recorded on the card is fictionalized to make her seem smaller; Rickoff died at age thirteen. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Mlle. Coretta / Age 20 Year's / Height 21 inches".; verso: na.
Box 6 0442: S. Horvath Midget Troupe - recto: Full view of a troupe consisting of three unidentified white women and three unidentified white men, all of whom performed as midgets, standing on oriental carpet.; verso: Printed text reads, "S. Horvath Midgets. / The smallest people in the world etc."
Box 6 0443: S. Horvath Midget Troupe - recto: Full horizontal view of a troupe consisting of three unidentified white men and two unidentified white women, all of whom performed as midgets. One of the women is seated, with the others standing around her.; verso: Printed text reads, "S. Horvath Midgets. / The smallest people in the world etc."
Box 6 0444: S. Horvath Midget Troupe - recto: Full view of a troupe consisting of three unidentified white men and two unidentified white women, all of whom performed as midgets, posed around an unidentified taller white man to emphasize their height.; verso: Printed text reads, "S. Horvath Midgets. / The smallest people in the world etc."
Box 5 0433: Sarah and Frank Shade - recto: Full view of Frank Shade, a man who performed as a midget or dwarf with the name Chief Debro, and Sarah Shade, a woman who also performed as a midget or dwarf. Frank Shade is standing, his hair and beard worn long. Sarah Shade is sitting, holding a fan.; verso: na.
Box 7 0559: Stephan Bibrowski, portrait 1903 - recto: Bust portrait of Stephan Bibrowski, a boy from Poland who performed with the name Lionel the Lion-Faced Boy.; verso: na.
Box 6 0460: The Little Russian Prince - recto: Full view in an oval frame of a white man identified on the card as The Little Russian Price, who performed as a midget, standing in front of studio backdrop, wearing a fez. Most of the image is negative space to emphasize his stature. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "The Little Russian Prince, / The smallest man in the world. Weight 16 lbs., Height 22 1/2 inches, Age / 32 years. Native of Russia. / Speaks German, Russian and English."; verso: Printed text reads, "A sketch of the life of / The Russian Prince etc."
Box 6 0459: The Little Russian Prince and unidentified man - recto: Full view of a white man identified on the card as The Little Russian Prince, who performed as a midget, standing on a studio stone wall with an unidentified taller white man standing beside him, behind the wall.; verso: Text reads, "The Little Russian Prince".
Box 6 0461: The Little Russian Prince with unidentified man - recto: Full view of a white man identified on the card as The Little Russian Prince, who performed as a midget, wearing a fez, standing next to an unidentified taller white man to emphasize his height. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "The Little Russian Prince, / The smallest man in the world. Weight 16 lbs., Height 22 1/2 inches, Age / 32 years. Native of Russia. / Speaks German, Russian and English."; verso: Printed text reads, "A sketch of the life of / The Russian Prince etc."
Box 7 0515: W.H. Kidd Hanner montage - recto: Photographic montage with a bust portrait of W. H. Kidd Hanner, a white man, in center and drawings of hot air balloons around him with the text, "W.H. (Kidd) Hanner / Aeronaut / With the great Hanner / Balloon Co. of Cincinnati. O."; verso: na.
Box 7 0506: Walter Wentworth performing - recto: Full horizontal view; photo of eight Eisenmann photos of Walter Wentworth, a white man who performed as a contortionist, packing himself into a box.; verso: Printed text reads, "Walter Wentworth / the oldest contortionist on earth, in his wonderful act, entitled / Packanitomicaliziation. etc..."
Box 7 0522: Weber and Fields with rifles - recto: Full view of Lew Fields and Joe Weber, two white men who performed as actors, wearing costumes and holding rifles. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Compliments of / Weber and Field's Own Company."; verso: na.
Box 6 0441: William and Jennie Ray - recto: Full view of William Ray, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Ray, and Jennie Ray, a white woman who also performed as a midget. They are standing arm in arm. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize their height.; verso: Printed text reads, "Major Ray and Mrs. Ray, the King and Queen of the lillipution World, etc."
Box 6 0439: William and Jennie Ray standing with chair - recto: Full view of William Ray, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Ray, and Jennie Ray, a white woman who also performed as a midget. They are standing on each side of carved chair with their hands resting on the arms. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negatives space to emphasize their height.; verso: Printed text reads, "Major Ray and Mrs. Ray, the King and Queen of the lillipution World, etc.."
Box 6 0440: William and Jennie Ray with chair - recto: Full view of William Ray, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Ray, and Jennie Ray, a white woman who also performed as a midget. He is wearing a top hat; she is seated on the edge of the chair next to him.; verso: Printed text reads, "Major Ray and Mrs. Ray, the King and Queen of the lillipution World, etc."
Box 7 0526: Young boy sitting on pony with long mane and tail - recto: Full view of an unidentified young white boy sitting on Chief, a dark pony with very long tail and mane. The boy is holding the pony's tail up to show its length.; verso: Text reads, "6 months / Paul Eugene Gibson".
Box 7 0546: Young girl wearing bonnet - recto: Bust view of an unidentified young white girl wearing a bonnet.; verso: na.
Box 6 0489: Three unidentified girls - recto: Full view of three Black girls with vitiligo with a fur rug in the foreground. The girl in the center is sitting on a studio prop, with the two girls on either side of her standing. The girl on the left side of the image holds a pole. Performers with vitiligo were often referred to as "piebald."; verso: na.
Box 7 0519: Three unidentified people holding a chair - recto: Full view of two unidentified white men and one unidentified white woman holding a small wooden chair up between them, appearing to inspect it in some way.; verso: na.
Box 7 0547: Two children wearing costumes and makeup - recto: Full view of an unidentified young white boy and girl standing in front of a chair. The girl is wearing a short costume; the boy has marks painted on his forehead, cheeks, and chin.; verso: na.
Box 6 0464: Two unidentified men - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man, photographed as a giant, wearing a military costume, standing with his right arm outstretched straight from the shoulder over the head of an unidentified shorter white man standing beside him, wearing a straw hat.; verso: na.
Box 6 0465: Two unidentified men - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man photographed as a giant, wearing a military costume. A shorter white man is standing beside him, facing him.; verso: na.
Box 7 0540: Unidentified boy on swing - recto: Full view of an unidentified young white boy sitting on a swing. He wears a short costume with embellishments. Probably an acrobat.; verso: na.
Box 7 0541: Unidentified girl - recto: Full view of an unidentified young white girl standing in a white dress, smiling at the camera.; verso: na.
Box 7 0545: Unidentified girl - recto: Full view of an unidentified young white girl wearing a large ruffled hat. She is standing in front of a studio backdrop of water and foliage.; verso: na.
Box 7 0539: Unidentified girl on swing - recto: Full view of an unidentified young white girl standing on a swing.; verso: na.
Box 7 0543: Unidentified girl standing on ladder - recto: Full view of an unidentified white girl standing on a ladder.; verso: illegible writing.
Box 6 0472: Unidentified girl wearing white dress - recto: Full view of an unidentified white girl, photographed as a fat girl, standing in a white dress.; verso: na.
Box 6 0495: Unidentified girl with curtains - recto: Full view of an unidentified girl with albinism standing in a white dress, holding white lace curtains over her shoulders.; verso: na.
Box 5 0413: Unidentified man and woman - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man and woman, photographed as midgets, standing on each side of a carved chair to emphasize their height. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "The modern Mr. and Mrs. Tom Thumb."; verso: na.
Box 6 0450: Unidentified man and woman - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man and woman, photographed as midgets, standing in front of studio props. Probably a photographic copy.; verso: na.
Box 5 0412: Unidentified man and woman standing on chair - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man and woman, photographed as midgets, standing on a carved chair to emphasize their height. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "The modern Mr. and Mrs. Tom Thumb."; verso: na.
Box 5 0414: Unidentified man and woman standing with furniture - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man and woman, photographed as midgets, standing between a carved chair and a table to emphasize their height. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "The modern Mr. and Mrs. Tom Thumb / Geo. H. Kemp Proprietor & Manager."; verso: na.
Box 6 0494: Unidentified man standing with table - recto: Full view of an unidentified man with albinism standing between a chair and a table with a sculpture on top.; verso: na.
Box 6 0485: Unidentified man, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white man with a beard, posing bare-chested to display the tattoos covering his chest and arms.; verso: na.
Box 6 0451: Unidentified woman and man - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man and woman, photographed as midgets. The woman is wearing a white dress with a long train, standing with her hands resting on the man's shoulder.; verso: na.
Box 7 0534: Unidentified woman holding curtain - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman with her hair teased into an Afro style (possibly performing as a Circassian) standing between lace curtains.; verso: na.
Box 6 0488: Unidentified woman leaning on stick - recto: Full view of an unidentified Black woman with only upper legs and deformed feet. She is standing, resting on a pole held in front of her to show her short forearms.; verso: na.
Box 7 0518: Unidentified woman lifting weights - recto: Full horizontal photograph of three vertical photos of an unidentified white woman wearing a short costume, lifting different sized weights above her head.; verso: na.
Box 6 0479: Unidentified woman seated on moon prop - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a fat lady, wearing short pants, seated on a moon prop, leaning back. A backdrop of stars and clouds is behind her.; verso: na.
Box 6 0500: Unidentified woman seated with snakes - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, seated, holding a large snake above her head with several other snakes wrapped around her. Text on the photo reads, "Acme, N.Y."; verso: Text reads, "Tis sweet to love / But oh how bitter / To love a girl / And then not get her / Loretta / July 8/ 05."
Box 7 0532: Unidentified woman wearing costume - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman wearing a short costume and calf-high boots, sitting on a stool with open fans on each side of her.; verso: na.
Box 7 0535: Unidentified woman wearing lace dress - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman sitting on a studio wall, holding bunches of flowers in each hand, one raised above her head.; verso: Text reads, "[Illegible] / Snake Enchantress".
Box 6 0470: Unidentified woman wearing white dress - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a giant, wearing a long white dress. She is posed standing with a chair and table on either side of her to emphasize her height.; verso: Difficult to read inscriptions.
Box 6 0474: Unidentified woman with bicycle - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a fat lady, posed holding a bicycle with one foot on the frame.; verso: "[Difficult to read name] / Weight 480 / Height 5 ft / ......./ Indianapolis Indiana".
Box 6 0484: Unidentified woman with closed umbrella - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, standing, wearing short pants and a sleeveless shirt to display the tattoos covering her arms and legs. She is holding a folded umbrella to her side.; verso: na.
Box 6 0475: Unidentified woman with foot on chair - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a fat lady, wearing a lace dress, standing with one foot resting on a small chair.; verso: na.
Box 6 0476: Unidentified woman with foot on chair - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a fat lady, wearing a lace dress, standing with one foot resting on a chair.; verso: na.
Box 6 0499: Unidentified woman with snake - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman holding a large snake.; verso: na.
Box 7 0559B: Unidentified woman with snakes on chair - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman kneeling beside a wicker chair covered with large snakes.; verso: na.
Box 7 0559A: Unidentified woman, seated - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman seated in carved chair with one hand on her hip.; verso: na.
Box 7 0551: Unidentified young girl - recto: Full view of an unidentified young girl standing with her arms outstretched in front of her.; verso: [Daisy Stranton / Alice Keggler / Kate Sanford / Freddie Smith / and my self all / went to the .../ Oct 1896 / Don't forget coming home / and then we will go home].
Box 7 0533: Unidentified young woman on ladder - recto: Full view of an unidentified young white woman with her hair teased into an Afro style (possibly performing as a Circassian) standing on ladder with her arms outstretched.; verso: na.
Ronald G. Becker collection of miscellaneous sideshow performer photographs
Box 11 0948: Ada Briggs in studio snow 1880 - recto: Three-quarter view of Ada Briggs, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, wearing a fur coat and hat, standing in snow falling in the studio.; verso: Text reads, "Adah Briggs / Giant Lady / on Display, Baltimore 18/83."
Box 8 0590: Ada Briggs, portrait 1870 - recto: Side view of Ada Briggs, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, seated. She is posed with her arm resting on the back of a chair to draw attention to its size.; verso: na.
Box 8 0591: Ada Briggs, portrait 1870 - recto: Three-quarter view of Ada Briggs, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, seated.; verso: na.
Box 11 0949: Ada Briggs, portrait 1883 - recto: Bust view of Ada Briggs, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, wearing a sleeveless dress. She is posed with her arms crossed in front of her to draw attention to the width of her bicep.; verso: Text reads, "Compliments of / Adah Briggs / to / My Little Friend / Annie Steere / Baltimore MO. Jan 8th /83." "Annie Steere" may refer to Rebecca Anne Steere.
Box 9 0833: Aggie Zolidra, portrait 1870 - recto: Bust view in oval frame of a woman with albinism, sometimes known as Aggie Zolidra, sometimes as Aggie Zolutia. She is wearing a necklace and flowered headband. The format of her name suggests she may have performed as a Circassian.; verso: Text reads, "Compliments / Miss Aggie Zolidra".
Box 9 0832: Aggie Zolidra, seated 1870 - recto: Full view of a woman with albinism, sometimes known as Aggie Zolidra, sometimes as Aggie Zolutia. She is sitting in a chair, leaning on the arm. The format of her name suggests she may have performed as a Circassian.; verso: na.
Box 12 0965: Aggie Zolutia, portrait 1890 - recto: Bust view from the back of an albino woman who was sometimes known as Aggie Zolutia, sometimes as Aggie Zolidra. She is sitting, looking over her shoulder. The format of her name suggests she may have also performed as a Circassian. Handwritten text below the photo reads "Albino Lady. Pink Eyes".; verso: Text reads, "Aggie ...../ With compliments".
Box 9 0838: Aggie Zolutia, seated 1870 - recto: Full view of a woman with albinism sometimes known as Aggie Zolutia, sometimes as Aggie Zolidra. She is sitting in a chair with her elbow resting on a table. The format of her name suggests she may have performed as a Circassian. Printed: Aggie Zolutia; verso: na.
Box 8 0621: Amanda King and unidentified woman 1865 - recto: Three-quarter view of Amanda King, a white woman who performed as a bearded lady, seated. An unidentified white woman without facial hair stands behind her with a hand on her shoulder. King looks at the camera while the unidentified woman looks at King.; verso: Text reads, "Miss Amanda King / Springfield / Mass.".
Box 9 0756: Anna Swan and unidentified man 1865 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man, photographed as a midget, standing on a table beside Anna Swan, a white woman who performed as a giant. His hand is on her shoulder.; verso: Text reads, "Miss Anna Swan".
Box 8 0654: Anna Swan with an unidentified man and woman 1865 - recto: Full view of Anna Swan, a white woman who performed as a giant. Swan is standing with two unidentified, shorter people in the foreground, a woman seated in a chair and a man standing, both of whom are looking up at Swan.; verso: Text reads, "Anna Swan".
Box 8 0631: Anne Leak Thomson with husband and son 1870 - recto: Full view of Anne Leak Thomson, a white woman with no arms, seated with her husband and son. She is holding scissors between her toes.; verso: Text reads, "Hands [...] / Toes [...]/ Anne E. L. Thomson / Born without arms. / Dec. 23 1839, Ga."
Box 8 0629: Anne Leak, standing 1871 - recto: Full view of Anne Leak, a white woman with no arms, standing on a patterned rug. She is wearing a plaid dress.; verso: Text reads, "This is toe writing. / Ann .... Leek. / Born without arms. / ............/ Age 29 yrs. Georgia / Aug. 15, 1871."
Box 11 0950: Annie Bell, portrait 1880 - recto: Three-quarter view of Annie Bell, a white woman who performed as a fat girl, sitting.; verso: Text reads, "Anna Bell / Age 16 / Weigh 444 / Height 5 ft 10 in. / St. Louis Mo."
Box 10 0853: Annie Howard sitting on swing 1880 - recto: Full view of Annie Howard, a white woman, sitting on a swing wearing a short-sleeved dress that shows the tattoos on her arms and legs.; verso: Printed text reads, "Ann Howard / American / Tattooed Lady."
Box 10 0854: Annie Howard, portrait 1885 - recto: Bust view of Annie Howard, a white woman, sitting with her arms resting on a table, her chin in her hand. Text over the photo reads, "Annie Howard".; verso: Printed text reads, "Ann Howard / American / Tattooed Lady."
Box 11 0941: Annie Jones, seated 1885 - recto: Full view of Annie Jones, a white woman who performed as a bearded lady, sitting on a studio prop. She is wearing a short dress, holding her long hair across her body with her left hand.; verso: na.
Box 11 0942: Annie Jones, standing 1885 - recto: Full view of Annie Jones, a white woman who performed as a bearded lady, standing with her hands on a studio prop, wearing a long dress. Her long hair is worn loose down her back. There is a studio backdrop behind her, possibly depicting a body of water. Handwritten text above the creator stamp reads, "Annie Jones."; verso: Text reads, "M. Annie Jones / Age 23".
Box 11 0932: Arthur Caley, portrait 1880 - recto: Bust view of Arthur Caley, a white man who performed as a giant with the name Colonel Routh Goshen, sitting, wearing a plumed military helmet and uniform. He has a handle bar mustache. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photograph reads, "Col. R. Goshon, Giant"; verso: Text reads, "Col. Ruth Goshon".
Box 11 0931: Arthur Caley, seated, wearing military costume 1880 - recto: Full view of Arthur Caley, a white man who performed as a giant with the name Colonel Routh Goshen, sitting, wearing a plumed military helmet and uniform. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Col. Ruth Goshon / Age 43. Weight 620 lbs. Height 7 ft. 11 ins."; verso: Text reads, "Col. Ruth Goshon".
Box 11 0930: Arthur Caley, standing, wearing military costume 1880 - recto: Three-quarter view of Arthur Caley, a white man who performed as a giant with the name Colonel Routh Goshen, sitting, wearing a plumed military helmet. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Col. Ruth Goshon / Age 44. Height 7 ft. 11 ins. Weight 620 lbs."; verso: na.
Box 11 0909: Baby Hazel holding Opera Lights sign - recto: Full view of a white baby identified on the verso as Hazel wearing a white gown, with her hands on an Opera Lights box, posed on a fur rug.; verso: Text reads, "Compliments of / baby Hazel -/ with best wishes / from Laura[?] & / Papa Dot/ one year old. Labor day - 1894". "Papa Dot" possibly refers to Admiral Dot.
Box 8 0628: Barney Nelson, seated 1870 - recto: Full view of Barney Nelson, a young Black boy with no arms, seated in a low wicker chair.; verso: Text reads, "Barney Nelson / age 8".
Box 12 1007: Barnum's American Museum after the fire 1870 - recto: Full stereo view of the outside of damaged buildings, including Barnum's American Museum, covered in ice from the fire being put out. Printed at the bottom of the card is, "N. Y. City & Vicinity".; verso: na.
Box 11 0928: Ben Brown and unidentified man 1880 - recto: Full view of Benjamin Brown, a white man who performed as a giant, standing, holding his arm out over the head of an unidentified smaller white man standing next to him.; verso: Printed text reads, "Ben. Brown, the Yankee Giant, / height 7ft. 6 in."
Box 9 0792: Billy Andrews, standing 1865 - recto: Full view of Billy Andrews, a white man, wearing an acrobat costume with a shirt, short skirt, and tights patterned with leaves, leaning on chair with his left elbow. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Billy Andrews."; verso: na.
Box 8 0560: Bunnell's 3-Headed Songstress poster circa 1875 - recto: Photograph of a painting of a white woman with three heads and no arms. The caption on the poster reads "Bunnell's 3 Headed Songstress." N.H., circa 1875.; verso: na.
Box 11 0956: C.H. Jackson, seated 1905 - recto: Full view of C. H. Jackson, a white man who performed as a fat man, sitting. His feet rest on a spotted fur rug on the floor.; verso: Text reads, "Col. C.H. Jackson / Wt. 794 Ht 6' Waist 88 / collar 28."
Box 8 0598: Caddie Monroe, seated 1865 - recto: Full view of Caddie Monroe, a white girl who performed as a fat girl, seated. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Caddie Monroe."; verso: Printed text reads, "Caddie Monro" [biography] ....etc..
Box 8 0651: Capt. M.V. Bates and unidentified man 1870 - recto: Full view of Martin Van Buren Bates, a white man who performed as a giant, standing next to an unidentified shorter white man who is looking up at him.; verso: Text reads, "Capt. M.V. Bates".
Box 8 0694: Cardenas standing in front of backdrop 1875 - recto: Full view of a man identified on the card as General Cardenas, who is photographed as a midget, standing beside a chair in front of a studio backdrop depicting an outdoor scene.; verso: na.
Box 8 0613: Chang and Eng Bunker with their families 1865 - recto: Horizontal view of Chang and Eng Bunker, Siamese-American conjoined twin men, their wives, and two of their children.; verso: Text reads, "Chang and Eng".
Box 8 0617: Chang and Eng Bunker with their families 1870 - recto: Horizontal view of Chang and Eng Bunker, Siamese-American conjoined twin men, posed seated with their wives, eighteen of their children, and an unidentified enslaved woman.; verso: na.
Box 8 0614: Chang and Eng Bunker with two of their sons 1865 - recto: Full view of Chang and Eng Bunker, Siamese-American conjoined twin men, seated next to two of their sons, a teenage boy and a younger boy.; verso: Text reads, "Eng Bunker / Siamese Twins Chang and Eng / Bunker and Children".
Box 8 0615: Chang and Eng Bunker with two of their sons 1865 - recto: Full view of Chang and Eng Bunker, Siamese-American conjoined twin men, standing with two of their sons, a teenage boy and a younger boy.; verso: Text reads, "Eng Bunker".
Box 8 0616: Chang and Eng Bunker with two of their sons 1865 - recto: Full view of Chang and Eng Bunker, Siamese-American conjoined twin men, standing with two of their sons, a teenage boy and a younger boy.; verso: na.
Box 11 0933: Chang Yu-Sing with four unidentified people 1880 - recto: Full view of Chang Yu-Sing (also known as Chang Woo Gow), who performed as a giant. He is standing, wearing traditional Chinese clothing. Four unidentified smaller white people are positioned sitting and standing around him. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Chang - Yu-Sing - Chinese Giant / Born at Pekin, 1847, Height over 8 feet. Weight 400 lbs."; verso: Chinese(?) inscription.
Box 12 0969: Charles and Danny Hadley, seated 1870 - recto: Full view of Charley and Danny Hadley, twin boys with albinism, sitting on studio bales of hay with a backdrop of the exterior of a building behind them. Handwritten around the photographer's mark below the photo is "Charliey & Dannie Hadley Albino / Ages 9 years Twins / with pink eyes / Born in / Pittsburgh Pa."; verso: na.
Box 9 0765: Charles and Eliza Nestel 1870 - recto: Full view of white siblings Charles Nestel, who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Foote, and Eliza Nestel, who also performed as a midget sometimes called Fairy Queen, standing in front of a studio backdrop. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Charles and Eliza Nestle / Known as / Com. Foote and Fairy Queen".; verso: na.
Box 9 0766: Charles and Eliza Nestel 1865 - recto: Full view of white siblings Charles Nestel, who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Foot, and Eliza Nestel, who also performed as a midget sometimes called Fairy Queen, standing. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize their height. Text printed below the photo, partially bisected by the end of the card, reads, "Commodore Foote and Sister"; verso: na.
Box 9 0767: Charles and Eliza Nestel 1865 - recto: Full view of white siblings Charles Nestel, who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Foot, and Eliza Nestel, who also performed as a midget sometimes known as Fairy Queen, standing. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize their height.; verso: Text reads, "Charles and Eliza Nestle / From Fort Wayne,/ Indiana/ Commodore Foot + Sister".
Box 9 0770: Charles and Eliza Nestel with outdoor studio backdrop 1865 - recto: Full view of white siblings Charles Nestel, who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Foote, standing with Eliza Nestel, who also performed as a midget, on a grass mat in front of a studio backdrop.; verso: Printed text reads, "Commordore Foote's Dream." poem... 2 cent stamp.
Box 9 0768: Charles and Eliza Nestel with unidentified man 1865 - recto: Full view of white siblings Charles Nestel, who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Foot, and Eliza Nestel, who also performed as a midget, standing beside an unidentified taller white man.; verso: Text reads, "Foote and Sister". 2 cent stamp.
Box 9 0769: Charles and Eliza Nestel with unidentified man 1865 - recto: Full view of white siblings Charles Nestel, who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Foot, and Eliza Nestel, who also performed as a midget, standing beside an unidentified taller white man.; verso: Text reads, "Dad saw these / People at a circus".
Box 9 0769A: Charles and Eliza Nestel with unidentified man 1865 - recto: Full view of white siblings Charles Nestel, who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Foot, and Eliza Nestel, who also performed as a midget, standing beside an unidentified taller man.; verso: Printed text reads, "Commordore Foote's Dream."
Box 9 0771: Charles and Eliza Nestel with unidentified man 1865 - recto: Full view of white siblings Charles Nestel, who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Foote, standing with an unidentified man, photographed as a midget, and Eliza Nestel, who also performed as a midget. They stand in front of a studio backdrop with vines and a fence. An unidentified white man, photographed as a midget, stands between them, behind the fence.; verso: Printed text reads, "Commordore Foote's Dream." poem....
Box 9 0772: Charles and Eliza Nestel with unidentified man 1865 - recto: Full view of white siblings Charles Nestel, who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Foote, Eliza Nestel, who also performed as a midget, standing with an unidentified white man, photographed as a midget. All three are standing in front of a studio backdrop with vines and a fence.; verso: Printed text reads, "Commordore Foote's Dream." poem....
Box 8 0718: Charles Decker standing with chair 1865 - recto: Full view of Charles Decker, a white man who performed as a midget, standing next to a chair to emphasize his height. Text printed at the bottom of the card reads, "Mr. Chas. Decker, / 19 years old -- Height, 31 inches -- Weight 45 lbs."; verso: na.
Box 8 0719: Charles Decker standing with chair 1865 - recto: Full view of Charles Decker, a white man who performed as a midget. He is standing next to a chair and the top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize his height. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Mr. Chas. Decker, / 20 years old -- Height, 31 inches -- Weight 45 lbs."; verso: na.
Box 8 0720: Charles Decker standing with chair and table 1865 - recto: Full view of Charles Decker, a white man who performed as a midget, standing between a chair and table. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize his height. Text printed at the bottom of the card below of the photo reads, "Mr. Chas. Decker, / 20 years old -- Height, 31 inches -- Weight 45 lbs.; verso: na.
Box 8 0721: Charles Decker standing with chair and table 1870 - recto: Full view of Charles Decker, a white man who performed a midget, standing between a chair and table with a studio backdrop behind him. He is wearing a top hat. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize his height. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Gen. Chas. Decker, / 24 years old -- Height, 31 inches -- Weight 45 lbs."; verso: na.
Box 8 0733: Charles Nestel, standing 1865 - recto: Full view of Charles Nestel, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Foote, standing in front of a studio backdrop, wearing a military uniform.; verso: Text reads, "Chas. W. Nestel / age 32". Printed text reads, "Charles W. Nestel. / Known as / Commodore Foote, / Miniature Actor and Dancing Comedian ./ Residence -- Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.A."
Box 8 0680: Charles Sherwood Stratton and Lavinia Warren 1875 - recto: Full view of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb, and Lavinia Warren, a white woman who also performed as a midget, standing in front of a studio backdrop.; verso: Text reads, "Mr. & Mrs. Tom Thumb".
Box 8 0682: Charles Sherwood Stratton and Lavinia Warren 1875 - recto: Full view of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb, and Lavinia Warren, a white woman who also performed as a midget, standing in front of a studio backdrop.; verso: Text reads, "Tom Thumb and Wife".
Box 8 0683: Charles Sherwood Stratton and Lavinia Warren 1865 - recto: Bootleg copy of original photograph. Full view of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb, and Lavinia Warren, a white woman who also performed as a midget. Warren stands behind a large vase of flowers. Text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Tom Thumb and Lady".; verso: Text reads, "Tom Thumb and Wife / Bootleg Copy".
Box 8 0684: Charles Sherwood Stratton and Lavinia Warren 1865 - recto: Bootleg copy of original photograph. Full view of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb, and Lavinia Warren, a white woman who also performed as a midget. Warren stands behind a large vase of flowers. Text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Tom Thumb and Lady".; verso: Text reads, "Tom Thumb and Wife / Bootleg Copy".
Box 8 0687: Charles Sherwood Stratton and Lavinia Warren 1865 - recto: Full view of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb, and Lavinia Warren, a white woman who also performed as a midget, standing with studio props. Warren has one hand resting on Stratton's shoulder, and Stratton has one hand gripping his lapel.; verso: Text reads, "Tom Thumb and Wife".
Box 8 0688: Charles Sherwood Stratton and Lavinia Warren 1875 - recto: Full view of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb, and Lavinia Warren, a white woman who also performed as a midget, standing in front of a studio backdrop.; verso: Long inscription and printed article.
Box 10 0881: Charles Sherwood Stratton and Lavinia Warren on studio balcony 1881 - recto: Charles Sherwood Stratton, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb, and Lavinia Warren, a white woman who also performed as a midget, standing on a studio balcony with backdrop. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Gen. Tom Thumb and Wife."; verso: Text reads, "Gen Tom Thumb / Mrs Genl Tom Thumb / [illegible] 1887".
Box 8 0681: Charles Sherwood Stratton and Lavinia Warren posing together 1870 - recto: Full view of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb, and Lavinia Warren, a white woman who also performed as a midget. They are standing, posing with Stratton's elbow resting on the arm of a chair and Warren's hands on his shoulder.; verso: Text reads, "Tom Thumb and Wife".
Box 8 0685: Charles Sherwood Stratton and Lavinia Warren wearing Napoleon visit clothing 1865 - recto: Full view of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb, and Lavinia Warren, a white woman who also performed as a midget, standing arm in arm. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "General Tom Thumb and Wife,/ in the identical costumes worn before Emperor Louis Napoleon / and the Empress Eugeuie, at the Palace of the Tuilleries, Nov / 29, 1864."; verso: Text reads, "compliments of / charles Stratton. / Compliments of / Lavenia Warren Stratton."
Box 8 0686: Charles Sherwood Stratton and Lavinia Warren wearing Queen Victoria visit clothing 1865 - recto: Full view of Charles Sherwood Stratton, who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb, and Lavinia Warren, who also performed as a midget, standing arm in arm. Printed: General Tom Thumb and Wife,/ in the identical costumes worn before Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, at Windsor Castle, June 24, 1865."; verso: Text reads, "compliments of / charles Stratton. / Compliments of / Lavenia Warren Stratton." Additional text reads, "I was dressed in white / & was taken to the / platform beside them / when they visited [?]" and "Gra / Martin".
Box 8 0679: Charles Sherwood Stratton standing with chair and vase 1875 - recto: Full view of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb, standing with his hand resting on the arm of a chair to emphasize his height.; verso: Text reads, "Gen Tom Thumb".
Box 8 0660: Charles Sherwood Stratton, Lavinia Warren, George Washington Morrison Nutt, Minnie Warren, and P.T. Barnum 1865 - recto: Art of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb, and Lavinia Warren, a white woman who also performed as a midget, in their wedding clothes. Minnie Warren, a white woman who performed as a midget, is standing to her sister Lavinia's left and George Washington Morrison Nutt, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Nutt, is standing to Stratton's right. P.T. Barnum, a white man who performed various roles as a showman, is standing behind them. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Mr. & Mrs. Gen. Tom Thumb. / Commodore Nutt. / P.T. Barnum. / Minnie Warren."; verso: Printed story.
Box 8 0602: Charles Thurston, seated 1870 - recto: Full view of Charles Thurston, a white boy who performed as a fat boy.; verso: Text reads, "Chas. C. Thurston / age 14 360 lbs / Portland Maine / Farmington ...../ No. 7 Asylum St, / Boston Mass".
Box 8 0626: Charles Tripp holding cup 1870 - recto: Full view of Charles Tripp, a white man with no arms, holding a teacup aloft with his toes.; verso: Text reads, "Charlie Tripp".
Box 10 0858: Charles Tripp holding silverware 1880 - recto: Full view of Charles Tripp, a white man with no arms, sitting in a chair, holding a knife and fork with his feet, posed over a plate. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Charley Tripp / No arm man"; verso: na.
Box 10 0897: Che-Mah, standing 1885 - recto: Full view Che-Mah, a Chinese man who performed as a dwarf, in a room with a long chair, a table, and a painted screen. The top half of the image is negative space to emphasize his height. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Che-Mah".; verso: na.
Box 8 0697: Col. McGuire, seated on studio prop 1875 - recto: Full view of a white man identified on the card as Colonel McGuire, photographed as a midget, seated on a studio prop. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize his height.; verso: [Col McGuire / 27 / Years / Old].
Box 11 0912: Commodore Cornelius standing with studio furniture 1880 - recto: Full view of a white man who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Cornelius standing next to an ornately carved chair with his elbow resting on the arm. An ornately carved bureau stands behind him with a studio backdrop. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize his height. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Commodore Cornelius. Little man".; verso: na.
Box 11 0957: David Navarro, seated 1880 - recto: 3/4 side view of David Narvarro Jr., a white man who performed as a fat man, sitting in chair.; verso: Text reads, "David Narvarro Jr. / ......Giant Boy / Age 19 years. Weight 780 lbs. / Res. Rochelle / Doyle[?] County / Illinois".
Box 9 0823: Dearden Sisters in dance pose 1875 - recto: Three-quarter view of the Dearden Sisters, two white women, in costume with their arms linked around each others' waists.; verso: Text reads, "Dearden Sisters".
Box 11 0952: Delia Howard, standing 1880 - recto: Full view of Delia Howard, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, standing in light dress with a wooden studio fence and a backdrop of trees behind her. Text printed at the bottom of the card reads, "Delia Howard, / Age 30 Weight 400" where the numbers have been handwritten in the space after the words.; verso: Text reads, "Delia Howard / Englewood, / ILL" and "Born in Louisville K.Y."
Box 12 0974: Dora Sutherland standing with prop 1880 - recto: Three-quarter view of Dora Sutherland, a white woman, standing with her arms around a studio tree, posing looking over her shoulder to show her long hair. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Miss Dora Sutherland".; verso: na.
Box 8 0695: Edmund Newell with unidentified man 1865 - recto: Full view of Edmund Newell, a white boy who performed as a midget with the name General Grant Jr., standing next to an unidentified taller white man. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Gen. Grant Jr. / 27 inches high ; weighs 23 lbs ; 16 years old."; verso: na.
Box 10 0850: Edwards, seated 1885 - recto: Full view of an man identified by a partially legible inscription on the verso with the surname Edwards. He is sitting in chair wearing only shorts, socks and shoes to display the tattoos on his legs, chest, and arms.; verso: Text reads, "[illegible] Edwards".
Box 8 0573: Eight-hoofed horse 1870 - recto: Studio view of a horse with eight hooves, two on each foot.; verso: Text reads, "Compliments / Geo. M. Kealy / owner and manager./ Eight footed horse / Clipper Office / N.Y."
Box 8 0632: Eli Bowen with arms crossed 1867 - recto: Full view of Eli Bowen, a white man with no legs, seated on a covered studio prop, posing with his arms crossed.; verso: Printed text reads, "Eli Bowen, / Now on exhibition with / Norman's Museum. / attached to / Thayer & Noyes Great Circus, / 1867."
Box 8 0633: Eli Bowen with arms crossed 1865 - recto: Full view of Eli Bowen, a white man with no legs, seated, posing with his arms crossed.; verso: Printed text reads, "Eli Bowen, / The wonderful man / with Feet and no legs. / With Norman's Museum".
Box 8 0634: Eli Bowen with his wife and child 1865 - recto: Full view of Eli Bowen, a man without legs, seated in a chair with his child posed standing on a box to his left and his wife standing to his right.; verso: Printed: "Eli Bowen, Eli Bowen , Wife and Child / The wonderful man with / Feet but no legs." At the top is hand written in pencil, "Rode tandem bicycle / with Charles Tripp/ see p. 106 Pictorial / History of the Circus".
Box 8 0635: Eli Bowen with his wife and child 1870 - recto: Full view of Eli Bowen, a white man with no legs, seated with his wife standing to his left and their child seated to her left.; verso: Printed text reads, "Eli Bowen, Wife and Child".
Box 10 0857: Eli Bowen with his wife and four children 1885 - recto: Full view of Eli Bowen, a white man who has feet with no legs, with his family: his wife, four children, and a goat. Bowen is seated on a table; one son is seated in front of him, positioned so Bowen's feet are visible.; verso: Text reads, "Eli Bowen / Wife and Children / Born in Ohio".
Box 10 0856: Eli Bowen, portrait 1885 - recto: Full view of Eli Bowen, a white man who has feet with no legs, sitting on a table.; verso: Text reads, "Eli Bowen / Born in Ohio".
Box 9 0753: Ella Downs and unidentified woman 1865 - recto: Full view of Ella Downs, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing, holding the hand of an unidentified taller white woman.; verso: Text reads, "Ella Downs".
Box 9 0752: Ella Downs standing with chair 1865 - recto: Full view of Ella Downs, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing with one foot propped on a box and her dress pulled up to her knee to reveal her shoe.; verso: Text reads, "Ella Downs".
Box 11 0935: Ella Ewing and two unidentified people 1890 - recto: Full view of Ella Ewing, a white woman who performed as a giant, standing with her arm held out over the head of an unidentified smaller white man. An unidentified smaller white woman stands on her opposite side.; verso: Text reads, "Ella K Ewing / 8 ft 4 in. / age 26 / Weight 256".
Box 8 0630: Ella Harper standing with prop 1870 - recto: Full view of Ella Harper, a young white girl whose legs bend backwards at the knee. She performed with the name The Camel Girl.; verso: Text reads, "Ella Harper / The Camel Girl / Hendersonville / Tenn." and other faint, illegible writing.
Box 11 0947: Emma, seated 1905 - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the card as Emma, photographed as a fat girl, sitting in a wicker chair.; verso: Text reads, "Baby Emma / age 19 / 536 lbs".
Box 10 0873: Erwin Smith standing with studio furniture 1880 - recto: Full view of Erwin Smith, a white man, standing with his beard reaching the floor. His right hand is resting on an ornately carved bureau.; verso: Text reads, "Erwin Smith / Beard eight feet long / Home [illegible]/ Michigan/ My regards to Mr. and Mrs Steere / yours ever most truely/ [Ruben Steere / Family Midgets]."
Box 12 0982: Etta Lake with studio backdrop 1885 - recto: Full view of Ester Lake, a white woman, standing in a dress and stockings without shoes, posed with one foot on a log prop. Her hair appears to be cut short.; verso: Text reads, "Miss Ester Lake / Elastic skin lady".
Box 11 0908: Fannie Bristol posing with log fence 1880 - recto: Full side view of Fannie Bristol, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing with her elbow resting on a driftwood fence studio prop with a backdrop behind her. At the bottom of the card is handwritten, "Mrs. Fannie Bristol".; verso: na.
Box 10 0843A: Fedor Jeftichew sitting on table circa 1885 - recto: Full view of Fedor Jeftichew, who performed with the name Jo Jo the Dog Faced Boy, sitting on the edge of a table.; verso: Text reads, "Jo Jo, The Russian Dog / Faced Boy c-1885".
Box 10 0843: Fedor Jeftichew, portrait 1885 - recto: Full view of Fedor Jeftichew, who performed with the name Jo Jo the Dog Faced Boy, sitting in a chair.; verso: Text reads, "Jo Jo, / Dog Faced Boy / Theodor Jeftichew. [Jo Jo .../ Theodor]".
Box 8 0693: Felix Arivos posing with rifle 1880 - recto: Full view of Felix Arivos, a man who performed as a midget with the name General Arivos, standing in front of a studio backdrop, posing with a rifle ready to be raised.; verso: Printed text reads, "Gen. Felix Arivos, / Spanish Midget / Age 48 years...Height 26 inches. / Under management of Banister Bros."
Box 8 0692: Felix Arivos standing with chair 1870 - recto: Full view of Felix Arivos, a man who performed as a midget with the name General Arivos, standing beside a chair. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize his height.; verso: Text reads, "Gen. Arivos".
Box 11 0901: Fleming Wilson Ackerman holding violin 1880 - recto: Full view of Fleming Wilson Ackerman, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Colonel Speck, holding a violin. The top half of the image is negative space to emphasize his height. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Col. Speck / Small Man"; verso: na.
Box 10 0900: Fleming Wilson Ackerman standing in front of backdrop of outdoor scene 1880 - recto: Full view of Fleming Wilson Ackerman, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Colonel Speck, wearing a military uniform, standing in front of a studio backdrop.; verso: Text reads, "Col. Speck".
Box 11 0902: Fleming Wilson Ackerman wearing striped costume 1885 - recto: Full view of Fleming Wilson Ackerman, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Colonel Speck, wearing a striped costume, hat with plume, and sword. He stands in front of a studio backdrop with his elbow resting on a prop.; verso: Text reads, "Col. Speck".
Box 8 0736: Four unidentified people 1865 - recto: Full view of three unidentified white people photographed as midgets, two men and a woman, standing with a taller white man who is posing with his arms crossed, looking down at them. Recto: na; verso: na.
Box 11 0906: Four unidentified sisters wearing identical dresses 1880 - recto: Full view of four unidentified white women, photographed as dwarfs, wearing identical dresses with pearl necklaces, standing on studio grass in front of a backdrop.; verso: na.
Box 11 0905: Francis Joseph Flynn standing in front of backdrop 1880 - recto: Full view of Francis Joseph Flynn, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Mite, standing next to a chair in front of a studio backdrop depicting a wall. The top half of the image is negative space to emphasize his height.; verso: Text reads, "Maj. A. Mite. / Iowa City Iowa / Age 30 yrs. / Height 36 inch / Weight 40 lbs."
Box 8 0709: Francis Joseph Flynn standing on table 1875 - recto: Full view portrait in an oval frame of Francis Joseph Flynn, a white man who performed as a midget with the name General Mite, standing on a table.; verso: Biography.
Box 8 0710: Francis Joseph Flynn standing on table 1875 - recto: Full view of Francis Joseph Flynn, a white man who performed as a midget with the name General Mite, standing on a table. He is holding a cane in one hand. Most of the image is negative space to emphasize his stature.; verso: Biography.
Box 8 0716: Francis Joseph Flynn standing on table beside unidentified man 1870 - recto: Full view of Francis Joseph Flynn, a white man who performed as a midget with the name General Mite, standing on a table next to an unidentified taller white man.; verso: na.
Box 8 0734: Francis Joseph Flynn standing on table beside unidentified man 1865 - recto: Full view of Francis Joseph Flynn, a white man who performed as a midget with the name General Mite, standing on a table next to an unidentified taller white man.; verso: Printed text reads, "General Mite, / 16 years old, / Weights nine pounds / He is bright, smart and intelligent, and / a perfect man in miniature."
Box 10 0865: Francisco Lentini and unidentified man 1901 - recto: Full view of Francisco Lentini, a white boy, and an unidentified white man. Lentini's third leg is dressed in a sock and shoe and propped on a stool. The man has his right arm over Lentini's shoulder; the other hand is by his side, holding the stub of a cigar. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Francisco Lentini, 3-legged Boy / Born in Rosolini, Sirocusa, Sicily Italy July 8th, 1885."; verso: Text reads, "[illegible / Middletown, Ct."
Box 10 0864: Francisco Lentini, seated 1899 - recto: Full view of Francisco Lentini, a white boy, sitting in a chair with a carved back. His third leg is bare and posed over the side of the chair to be clearly visible. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Francisco Lentini / Born in Rosolini Sirocusa, Sicily Italy July 8th, 1881." Handwritten text reading, "born with / 3 legs" has been added around the printed text.; verso: na.
Box 8 0638: Frank De Burdy with back to camera 1875 - recto: Three-quarter view of Frank De Burdy, a white man who performed as a tattooed man, standing with his back to the camera to display his tattoos.; verso: Text reads, "Frank De Burdy / Tattooed Man / Age 35 years".
Box 8 0640: Frank Howard, portrait 1875 - recto: Three-quarter view of Frank Howard, a white man who performed as a tattooed man, standing bare chested to display his tattoos.; verso: Text reads, "Frank Howard / American Tattooed Man".
Box 10 0851: Frank Howard, portrait 1885 - recto: Three-quarter view of Frank Howard, a white man, standing bare-chested to show the tattoos on his chest and arms. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Frank Howard / American Tattooed Man"; verso: na.
Box 11 0958: Frank Williams, seated 1885 - recto: Full view of Frank Williams, a white man who performed as a fat boy, sitting in chair, wearing a sleeveless costume and stiped stockings.; verso: Text reads, "Frank Williams / Age 19 - 525 lbs".
Box 10 0862: Geneata, seated 1895 - recto: Full view of a Black woman identified on the verso as Geneata, sitting. Her arms are held up and slightly away from her body to show her shortened forearms and her legs are posed on a light-colored cloth to show her feet and shorted legs.; verso: Text reads, "Geneata / 40 yrs old".
Box 8 0578: George Day lifting two men on a barrel 1865 - recto: Full view of George Day, a white man who performed as a strong man with the name Alonzo Hiwanda, in costume, holding a barrel with two men seated on top in the air by means of an attached metal piece that he grips with his mouth.; verso: Printed text reads, "Alonzo Hiwanda / Age 19, Weight 161."
Box 11 0934: George Robinson standing with studio props 1880 - recto: Full view of George Robinson, a white man who performed as a giant, standing with his hand resting on a studio prop, wearing a military uniform.; verso: Text reads, "Col. Geo. Robinson. / Born in Canada. / Age 18 yrs. Height 7 ft. 8 in. / Weight 225 lbs."
Box 8 0715: George Washington Morrison Nutt and Minnie Warren 1870 - recto: Full view of George Washington Morrison Nutt, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Nutt, and Minnie Warren, a white woman who performed as a midget, both wearing formal attire. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Commodore Nutt and Miss Minnie Warren."; verso: Text reads, "Compliments of / ...Nutt / Minnie Warren".
Box 8 0674: George Washington Morrison Nutt and Minnie Warren as groomsman and bridesmaid 1865 - recto: Full view of George Washington Morrison Nutt, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Nutt, and Minnie Warren, a white woman who also performed as a midget. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Commodore Nutt & Miss Minnie Warren / as Groomsman & Bridesmaid." These roles are in reference to their roles in the wedding of Lavinia Warren and Charles Sherwood Stratton.; verso: Printed text reads, "Commodore Nutt & Wife Minnie Warren / As Groomsman & Bridesmaid." Although this card and several newspapers of the time claimed they were wed, Nutt and Warren were never legally married, and later married other people.
Box 8 0675: George Washington Morrison Nutt and Minnie Warren as groomsman and bridesmaid 1865 - recto: Full view of George Washington Morrison Nutt, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Nutt, and Minnie Warren, a white woman who also performed as a midget. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Commodore Nutt & Miss Minnie Warren / as Groomsman & Bridesmaid." These roles are in reference to their roles in the wedding of Lavinia Warren and Charles Sherwood Stratton.; verso: Printed text reads, "Commodore Nutt & Wife Minnie Warren / As Groomsman & Bridesmaid." Although this card and several newspapers of the time claimed they were wed, Nutt and Warren were never legally married, and later married other people.
Box 8 0676: George Washington Morrison Nutt and Minnie Warren as groomsman and bridesmaid 1865 - recto: Full view of George Washington Morrison Nutt, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Nutt, and Minnie Warren, a white woman who also performed as a midget. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Commodore Nutt & Miss Minnie Warren / as Groomsman & Bridesmaid." These roles are in reference to their roles in the wedding of Lavinia Warren and Charles Sherwood Stratton.; verso: Printed text reads, "Commodore Nutt & Wife Minnie Warren / As Groomsman & Bridesmaid." Although this card and several newspapers of the time claimed they were wed, Nutt and Warren were never legally married, and later married other people.
Box 8 0678: George Washington Morrison Nutt and Minnie Warren standing with chair 1865 - recto: A bootleg copy of a Mathew Brady photograph by NY Photographic Co. Full view of George Washington Morrison Nutt, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Nutt, and Minnie Warren, a white man who also performed as a midget, posed beside a chair to emphasize their height. The top half of the image is negative space to further draw attention to their stature.; verso: Text reads, "Comm. Nutt and Minnie Warren".
Box 8 0677: George Washington Morrison Nutt and Minnie Warren with studio prop 1865 - recto: Full view of George Washington Morrison Nutt, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Nutt, and Minnie Warren, a white woman who also performed as a midget. They are standing beside a studio prop and the top half of the image is negative space to emphasize their height.; verso: Text reads, "Comm. Nutt and Minnie Warren".
Box 8 0711: George Washington Morrison Nutt standing on table 1865 - recto: Full view of George Washington Morrison Nutt, who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Nutt, standing on a table, wearing a white outfit and a hat.; verso: Text reads, "Commodore Nutt".
Box 8 0712: George Washington Morrison Nutt standing with chair 1865 - recto: Full view of George Washington Morrison Nutt, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Nutt, standing with his hand resting on the seat of a chair. He is wearing a military uniform with his hat on the seat of the chair and is holding a sword at his side with the point resting on the floor.; verso: Text reads. "Nutt".
Box 8 0713: George Washington Morrison Nutt standing with chair 1865 - recto: Full view of George Washington Morrison Nutt, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Nutt, standing in a military uniform with his hand resting on the seat of a chair. A sword hangs from his belt and his hat is on the seat of the chair.; verso: Text reads, "Comm Nutt" printed; 1862.
Box 8 0714: George Washington Morrison Nutt standing with chair 1865 - recto: Full view of George Washington Morrison Nutt, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Nutt, standing next to a chair. A top hat and a cap rest on the seat of the chair.; verso: Text reads, "Commodore Nutt" Printed; 1862.
Box 8 0662: George Washington Morrison Nutt, Charles Sherwood Stratton, Lavinia Warren, and Minnie Warren wearing wedding attire 1865 - recto: Horizontal view of George Washington Morrison Nutt, Charles Sherwood Stratton, Lavinia Warren, and Minnie Warren, four white people, posed in their wedding attire. All four of them performed as midgets, Nutt and Stratton with the names Commodore Nutt and General Tom Thumb, respectively. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "The Fairy Wedding Group".; verso: Text reads, "Compliments of / Charles Stratton/ Compliments of / Lavinia Warren Stratton. / G.W. [...] Nutt / Minnie Warren" and "From / photographic negative / by Brady / Published by / E & H.T. Anthony."
Box 10 0867: Giacomo and Giovanni Tocci holding ball 1890 - recto: Full view of Giacomo and Giovanni Tocci, white conjoined twin boys, sitting in a chair, holding up their arms with a ball grasped in both of their hands. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Gebruder Tocci."; verso: na.
Box 10 0869: Giacomo and Giovanni Tocci holding ball 1885 - recto: Full view of Giovanni and Giacomo Tocci, white conjoined twin boys, sitting in a chair, holding up their arms with a ball grasped in both of their hands. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Tocci Brothers / Giovanni. Giacomo."; verso: na.
Box 10 0868: Giacomo and Giovanni Tocci standing 1885 - recto: Full view of Giovanni and Giacomo Tocci, white conjoined twin boys, propping themselves in a standing position with the seat of a chair, posed with one arm around each others' shoulders. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Tocci Brothers / Giovanni. Giacomo."; verso: na.
Box 9 0759: Giuseppe and Primo Magri with three unidentified children and one unidentified woman 1870 - recto: Full view of Giuseppe Magri and Primo Magri, white brothers who performed as midgets with the names Baron Littlefinger and Count Rosebud (respectively), with three unidentified white children and one unidentified white woman identified on another card as Giuseppe Magri's family.; verso: Printed text reads, "Italian Midgets / Baron Littlefinger and Count Rosebud / The Magri Brothers, etc...."
Box 9 0760: Giuseppe and Primo Magri with three unidentified children and one unidentified woman 1870 - recto: Full view of Giuseppe Magri and Primo Magri, white brothers who performed as midgets with the names Baron Littlefinger and Count Rosebud (respectively), with three unidentified white children and one unidentified white woman. Printed text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Baron Littlefinger, his Family, and Count / Rosebud his Brother."; verso: Printed text reads, "Italian Midgets / Baron Littlefinger and Count Rosebud / The Magri Brothers, etc...."
Box 10 0884: Giuseppe and Primo Magri with unidentified woman and children 1885 - recto: Full view of Giuseppe Magri, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Baron Littlefinger, with an unidentified taller white woman standing behind him with her hand resting on his shoulder. His brother Primo Magri, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Count Rosebud, stands to his left with three unidentified white children to his right. Magri's hand is resting on the head of the youngest child, who is seated on the floor.; verso: Subjects' statistics.
Box 12 0976: Grace Sutherland, standing 1880 - recto: Three-quarter view of Grace Sutherland, a white woman, standing with her back to the camera to show her long hair.; verso: na.
Box 8 0561: Group portrait, 11 sideshow performers 1865 - recto: Horizontal view. A group portrait of seven performers, including two women who performed as Circassians, a woman and two men who performed as giants, a woman who performed as a fat lady, a woman and a man who performed as midgets, a woman and a man with albinism, and another man whose performance isn't clear in the photo. Many of the performer's faces are not clear, but two of the people performing as giants in the photo are Anna Swan and Martin Van Buren Bates.; verso: na.
Box 10 0874: Gustavo and Rosena Arcaris posing in knife throwing act 1895 - recto: Full view of Gustavo Arcaris, a white man, holding knives with Rosena, a white woman, standing against a board with knives all around her, her arms held up with her hands resting behind her head. More knives and axes are on the floor at their feet.; verso: Text reads, "Sig Arcaris / and Niece / Rosena / from Italy".
Box 8 0571: Harry Cooley with two elephants 1868 - recto: Horizontal view of Harry Cooley, a white man, standing outdoors between two elephants. A circus wagon is visible behind them with partially visible text reading "[?] Shows Consolidated". Handwritten text at the top of the photo reads, "1868" in dark ink and "Harry Cooley" very faintly. Some sources claim Cooley was killed by an elephant just a few years later.; verso: na.
Box 11 0907: Henriette Moritz posing with banister 1880 - recto: Full view of Henriette Moretz, a white woman who performed as a midget, posing with her elbow resting on a studio prop, standing on studio grass with a backdrop behind her. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Celebrities."; verso: Printed text reads, "Henrieta Moritz / Are 19y - Height 22 in. Weight 36p."
Box 8 0689: Hiram and Barney Davis with Dr. Warner 1870 - recto: Full view of Barney and Hiram Davis, white brothers who performed as midgets with the names Waino and Plutano, standing with a taller white man. Although the verso inscription identifies the man as Hanford Warner, because the description was written after the Davis brothers and Hanford Warner had died, it is likely that the man is misidentified and is fact Dr. Warner, who originally managed the brothers and claimed to have discovered them; Dr. Warner was a relative of Hanford Warner, who succeeded him as their manager. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo, slightly cropped by the edge reads, "Waino and Plutano".; verso: Text reads, "Hiram W. Davis 1825-1905 / Barnet Davis 1827-1912 / Hanafor [Hanford] A. Warner, guardian. / Billed as Barnum's / Wild Men of Borneo."
Box 8 0690: Hiram and Barney Davis with Dr. Warner 1865 - recto: Full view of Hiram and Barney Davis, white brothers who performed as midgets with the names Waino and Plutano, standing with an Dr. Warner, a taller white man who acted as their manager. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Waino and Plutanor / Aged about 50 years. Weigh 45 pounds each."; verso: na.
Box 8 0691: Hiram and Barney Davis with Dr. Warner 1865 - recto: Full view of Barney and Hiram Davis, white brothers who performed as midgets with the names Waino and Plutano, posed seated in front of a Dr. Warner, a taller white man who acted as their manager. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Waino and Plutanor / Aged about 50 years. Weigh 45 pounds each."; verso: na.
Box 11 0946: Ida Williams, portrait 1885 - recto: Bust view of Ida Williams, a white woman who performed as a fat girl. She is posing with her arm drawn across her chest to draw attention to the size of her bicep.; verso: Text reads, "Ida Williams / Weight 515/ Age 19".
Box 9 0830: Ida, seated 1870 - recto: Full view in profile of a young girl with albinism identified on the card as Ida, sitting. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Little Ida. / The Fairy Queen of Peerless Beauty / Age Five Years."; verso: na.
Box 8 0580: Idaletta And Wallace 1865 - recto: Horizontal view of a white woman and man, identified on the card as Idaletta and Wallace respectively, wearing costumes with a textured top. The photograph has a printed border that reads "Idaletta And Wallace, / Man and Woman Fish". Photographic copy.; verso: na.
Box 12 0997: Inez sitting on fence 1885 - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the verso as Miss Inez standing on a stick fence, holding a basket of flowers. A studio backdrop depicting an archway is behind her.; verso: Text reads, "Miss Inez / Electric Queen".
Box 12 0995: Irene holding trapeze 1885 - recto: Full view of a white woman wearing a short costume, one hand holding a bar that is above her head. The name Irene is handwritten on the bar.; verso: Text reads, "Compliments of Mlle. Iren & Leslie" with difficult to read words and numbers.
Box 8 0636: Irene Woodward, seated 1870 - recto: Full view of Irene Woodward, a white woman who performed as a tattooed lady, seated. Text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Irene Woodward" below which is printed, "Original Tattoed Lady".; verso: na.
Box 10 0855: Irene Woodward, seated 1880 - recto: Full view of Irene Woodward, a white woman, sitting in chair, wearing a short costume that shows the tattoos on her legs and arms.; verso: Printed text reads, "Irene Woodward , / The Only Tattooed Lady, Indelibly marked from Head to Foot."
Box 8 0583: Isaac Sprague with his wife and child 1870 - recto: Full view of Isaac Sprague, a white man who performed as a skeleton man, standing beside his wife, seated, and their child.; verso: Text reads, "Issace Sprague & / family".
Box 8 0584: Isaac Sprague, seated 1870 - recto: Full view of Isaac Sprague, a white man who performed as a skeleton man, seated with one leg crossed over the other.; verso: Text reads, "Issace Sprague".
Box 8 0585: Isaac Sprague, standing 1865 - recto: Full view of Isaac Sprague, a white man who performed as a skeleton man, standing with one hand on his hip. His pose and his short costume emphasize the thinness of his body.; verso: Text reads, "Issace W. Sprague / North Hanson / Mass".
Box 11 0904: J. Rihnback standing in front of backdrop of stairs 1880 - recto: Full view of a white man identified on the verso as General Rihnback, photographed as a midget, standing in uniform with sword in front of a studio backdrop.; verso: Text reads, "Gen. Rihnback age 23".
Box 10 0846: J.C. Bradeen, seated 1880 - recto: Full view of J.C. Bradeen, a white man who performed as a human skeleton, sitting on a covered chair. He wears tights and the right arm of his shirt is sleeveless to emphasize the thinness of his limbs. Text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Nebraska Skeleton".; verso: long inscription.
Box 8 0569: James Crockett with lions 1866 - recto: Photograph of a painting of James Crockett, a white man, with a group of lions. One of the lions is wearing a monocle. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Mr. Crockett, 1866".; verso: na.
Box 8 0570: James Crockett, portrait 1866 - recto: Three-quarter view of James Crockett, a white man, seated, wearing a long coat and holding a cane. Handwritten text at the top of the photo reads, "Lion Tamer" with text continuing along the right side of the photo reading,"Mr. Crockett. 1866".; verso: na.
Box 9 0748: Jennie Quigley standing with table 1870 - recto: Full view of Jennie Quigley, a white woman who performed as a midget, wearing a long dress, standing with her hand resting on a table. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize her height.; verso: Printed text reads "Miss Jennie Quigley, / 24 years of age, / Height, 30 inches.".
Box 9 0749: Jennie Quigley standing with table 1875 - recto: Full view of Jennie Quigley, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing in a long dress with her elbow resting on a table with a bird cage. The flowers in her hair have been hand colored.; verso: Printed text reads, "Jennie Quigley".
Box 9 0751: Jennie Quigley standing with table 1865 - recto: Full view of Jennie Quigley, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing with her hands resting on a table. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize her height.; verso: Text reads, "Jennie Quigley / Scotish Queen / 24 years of age".
Box 9 0750: Jennie Quigley, portrait 1870 - recto: Bust view of Jennie Quigley, a white woman who performed as a midget, wearing a dark dress with ruffled trim.; verso: Printed text reads, "Jennie Quigley".
Box 9 0747: Jennie Quigley, standing 1865 - recto: Full view of Jennie Quigley, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing, wearing a long dark dress. The top half of the image is negative space to emphasize her height. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Miss Jennie Quigley, / 21 years old ; Height, 28 inches; Weight 32 lbs."; verso: na.
Box 12 0979: Jessie Allyne, standing 1885 - recto: Full view of Jessie Allyne, a white woman, standing with her long hair held in her hands. She is wearing a light colored dress. There is a studio backdrop depicting the interior of a room behind her.; verso: Text reads, "Miss Jessie Allyne / hair six feet four / inches".
Box 11 0959: John Craig and unidentified man 1885 - recto: Full view of John Hanson Craig, a white who performed as a fat man, sitting in a chair with an unidentified smaller man standing beside him. Craig may be another name used by John H. Powers.; verso: Text reads, "John Hanson Craig / Heaviest Person Alive / 32 yrs old weights / 907 lbs 6 feet 5 high / Born in Iowa / City Iowa. he is a ........./ Price 15 cts.
Box 8 0740: John McGuire and unidentified man 1870 - recto: Full view of John McGuire, a white man who performed as a midget, standing on top of a barrel next to an unidentified taller white man.; verso: Text reads, "John McGuire / Age 35".
Box 8 0742: John McGuire posing with studio furniture 1875 - recto: Full view of John McGuire, a white man who performed as a midget, standing between a covered table and chair. He is wearing a top hat and resting one elbow on a book that is propped on the chair.; verso: Text reads, "John McGuire / Age 29 / Compliments of [illegible]".
Box 8 0589: John Powers, portrait 1865 - recto: Three-quarter view of John Powers, a white man who performed as a fat boy. His jacket and trousers have been hand colored.; verso: Printed text reads, "Master John. H. Powers etc."
Box 11 0917: Juan and Martina De La Cruz, dancing 1890 - recto: Full view of Martina and Juan De La Cruz, a Filipino woman and man who performed as midgets, dancing. Juan is wearing a suit and Martina is wearing a light colored dress.; verso: Biography.
Box 9 0785: Kate Devin, portrait 1865 - recto: Three-quarter view of Kate Devin seated, possibly shirtless, with her arms covering her chest and her hair arranged over her shoulders. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Kate Devin".; verso: na.
Box 10 0863: Laloo Ramparsad, standing 1885 - recto: Full view of Laloo Ramparsad, an Indian man, posed standing, holding the arms of his twin. The arms and legs of the twin are dressed in a costume where they emerge from his abdomen. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Laloo".; verso: na.
Box 8 0647: Landon Middlecoff and unidentified woman 1875 - recto: Full view of Landon Middlecoff, a white man who performed as a giant, standing next to an unidentified shorter white woman.; verso: Printed text reads, "Landon Middlecoff, / Height 7 feet, 6 inches, Age, 20 years."
Box 8 0663: Lavinia and Minnie Warren 1865 - recto: Full view of Lavinia and Minnie Warren, white sisters who both performed as midgets.; verso: na.
Box 8 0667: Lavinia Warren standing with chair 1865 - recto: Full view of Lavinia Warren, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing next to a chair to emphasize her height.; verso: Text reads, "Lavinia Warren".
Box 8 0669: Lavinia Warren standing with chair 1865 - recto: Full view of Lavinia Warren, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing with one handing resting on the arm of a chair to emphasize her height.; verso: Text reads, "Lavinia Warren".
Box 8 0672: Lavinia Warren standing with chair 1865 - recto: Full view of Lavinia Warren, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing with one hand on the arm of a chair to emphasize her height.; verso: Text reads, "Lavinia Warren".
Box 8 0670: Lavinia Warren standing with studio prop 1865 - recto: Full view of Lavinia Warren, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing next to studio props.; verso: Text reads, "Lavinia Warren".
Box 8 0666: Lavinia Warren standing with table 1865 - recto: Full view of Lavinia Warren, a white woman who performed as a midget, posed next to a table to emphasize her height.; verso: Text reads, "Mrs. Tom Thumb".
Box 8 0671: Lavinia Warren wearing bonnet, standing with chair 1869 - recto: Full view of Lavinia Warren, a white woman who performed as a midget, wearing a dress and bonnet, standing with one hand resting on the seat of a chair to emphasize her height.; verso: Text reads, "Lavinia Warren / ....../ Mass".
Box 8 0673: Lavinia Warren, seated 1865 - recto: Full view of Lavinia Warren, a white woman who performed as a midget, seated in a chair. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize her stature.; verso: Text reads, "Lavinia Warren".
Box 10 0885A: Lavinia Warren, standing 1895 - recto: Full view of Lavinia Warren, a white woman who performed as a midget, wearing a long dress. The top half of the image is negative space to emphasize her height.; verso: Text reads, "Mrs. Tom Thumb".
Box 9 0824: Leona Dare posing on rug 1870 - recto: Full horizontal view of Leona Dare, a white woman, in costume, lying on the floor leaning against an ottoman.; verso: Text reads, "Leona Dari".
Box 12 1009: Leona Dare posing on rug 1870 - recto: Full horizontal stereo view of Leona Dare in costume lying on the floor with a trapeze bar and ropes.; verso: Text reads, "Virginia Dare -Famous Trapeze Artist".
Box 8 0701: Leopold Kahn and unidentified man 1875 - recto: Full view of Leopold Kahn, a man who performed as a midget with the name Admiral Dot, standing next to an unidentified taller white man wearing a top hat. Kahn is facing the camera; the unidentified man is facing Kahn.; verso: na.
Box 8 0705: Leopold Kahn standing beside chair 1870 - recto: Full view of Leopold Kahn, a man who performed as a midget with the name Admiral Dot, standing in front of a studio backdrop, beside a chair to emphasize his height. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "With P.T. Barnum's Traveling World's Fair. / Admiral Dot / Sixteen years old; Twenty-five inches high. / Weighs only Nineteen pounds."; verso: na.
Box 8 0703: Leopold Kahn standing on table 1870 - recto: Full view of Leopold Kahn, a man who performed as a midget with the name Admiral Dot, standing on a table, holding a top hat. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Admiral Dot / Fourteen years old; Twenty-five inches high. / Weighs only Sixteen pounds."; verso: na.
Box 8 0704: Leopold Kahn standing on table beside unidentified man 1870 - recto: Full view of Leopold Kahn, a man who performed as a midget with the name Admiral Dot, standing on a table beside an unidentified taller white man who is standing on the studio floor. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Admiral Dot / Fourteen years old; Twenty-five inches high. / Weighs only Sixteen pounds."; verso: na.
Box 8 0706: Leopold Kahn standing with cage 1870 - recto: Full view of Leopold Kahn, a man who performed as a midget with the name Admiral Dot, standing beside a cage. The top half of the image is negative space to emphasize his height. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "With P.T. Barnum's Traveling World's Fair. / Admiral Dot / Sixteen years old; Twenty-five inches high. / Weighs only Nineteen pounds."; verso: na.
Box 8 0708: Leopold Kahn standing with furniture 1875 - recto: Full view of Leopold Kahn, a man who performed as a midget with the name Admiral Dot, standing beside a studio couch. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Admiral Dot / The smallest character artist / in the world."; verso: na.
Box 8 0702: Leopold Kahn standing with props 1870 - recto: Full view of Leopold Kahn, a man who performed as a midget with the name Admiral Dot. He is wearing a top hat and standing next to a studio table to emphasize his height. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Admiral Dot / Thirteen years old; Twenty-five inches high. / Weighs only Fifteen pounds."; verso: na.
Box 8 0707: Leopold Kahn standing with studio backdrop 1875 - recto: Full view of Leopold Kahn, a man who performed as a midget with the name Admiral Dot, standing beside studio props with a backdrop behind him. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize his height. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Admiral Dot / Seventeen years old; Twenty-five inches high. Weighs / only twenty-two pounds."; verso: na.
Box 10 0894: Liliput Trio and unidentified man 1895 - recto: Full view of three unidentified white people referred to on the card as the Liliput Trio, two women and a man, with an unidentified taller white man standing behind them. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Liliput Trio."; verso: na.
Box 9 0840: Lucille, seated 1875 - recto: Full view in profile of a woman with albinism identified on the card as Lucille sitting in a chair. Text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Mlle. Lucille".; verso: Text reads "Compliments of / [illegible] Spann / Baltimore . M.D.".
Box 11 0955: Madame June, seated with snake 1885 - recto: Full view in an oval frame of a white woman identified on the verso as Madame June, photographed as a fat lady, sitting, wearing a patterned, sleeveless dress. There is a large snake draped around her neck.; verso: Text is difficult to read but is in part, "[illegible] Madame June [illegible] age [illegible] / weight/ 698].
Box 12 0981: Madame Milo and her sons 1885 - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the verso as Madame Milo sitting in a chair with two children standing behind her, identified on the verso as Harry and Joe. Her hair is drawn over her shoulder and falls to the floor; both children have hair pulled forward over one shoulder that reaches to their waists.; verso: Text reads, "Madame Milo / her [illegible] boys / Harry Joe].
Box 9 0761: Madame Shaw with her family 1870 - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the verso as Madam Shaw, photographed as a midget, standing beside a young white woman and a white man with a long beard sitting in a chair.; verso: Text reads, "Madame Shaw Husband / & daughters."
Box 8 0599: Madame Sherwood, portrait 1865 - recto: Three-quarter view of a white woman who performed as a fat lady with the name Madame Sherwood. She is seated, wearing a dress and small hat. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Madame Sherwood, Giant Lady, / Height 5ft. 8 inches, 7 feet around at the waist, and 24 inches / around at the arm. Aged 31 years. Weight, 675 pounds."; verso: na.
Box 8 0600: Madame Sherwood, portrait 1865 - recto: Three-quarter view of a white woman who performed as a fat lady with the name Madame Sherwood. She is seated, wearing a dress and small hat. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Madame Sherwood, Giant Lady, / Height 5ft. 8 inches, 7 feet around at the waist, and 24 inches / around at the arm. Aged 31 years. Weight, 675 pounds."; verso: 2 cent stamp.
Box 9 0773: Mademoiselle Owens, standing 1875 - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the card with the surname Owens, standing in front of a studio backdrop. Her hair reaches the floor.; verso: Text reads, "Mlle. Owens / Hair 98 in".
Box 9 0774: Mademoiselle Owens, standing 1875 - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the card with the surname Owens, standing. Her hair reaches the floor.; verso: Text reads, "Mlle. Owens / Hair 8 ft. 3 in / Queen of / Long Hair."
Box 8 0595: Maggie Clark holding fan 1870 - recto: Three-quarter view of Maggie Clark, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, seated, holding a fan.; verso: na.
Box 11 0953: Maggie Clark, portrait 1880 - recto: Bust view of Maggie Clark, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, sitting, wearing a plaid dress with jewelry and beads in her hair. She is holding a flower in front of her, drawing her arm across her chest and emphasizing the size of her bicep. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Mrs. Maggie Clark / Weight 400 lbs"; verso: na.
Box 8 0596: Maggie Rogers, portrait 1865 - recto: Three-quarter view of Maggie Rogers, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, seated with an arm drawn across her chest. The pose makes her arm the focal point of the photograph and draws attention to its size.; verso: Text reads, "M. Maggie Rogers / Vesper Onondaga / NY".
Box 10 0844: Mah Phoon, seated 1885 - recto: Three-quarter view of Mah Phoon sitting on the edge of chair with a wide sash over one shoulder and wrapped across her. Her face is covered by long hair. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Mahphoon / The Burmese Hairy Woman."; verso: na.
Box 9 0764: Major and Fannie Burdett 1870 - recto: Full view of Major and Fannie Burdett, white siblings who performed as midgets, standing. Hand colored floor, furniture, and clothing.; verso: Text reads, "Burdett Twins / Age 20 / Fannie & Major".
Box 8 0579: Man with long beard 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man, seated, with a beard that reaches the floor.; verso: inscription.
Box 9 0787: Marie Louise Brown in dancing pose 1865 - recto: Full view of Marie Louise Brown, a young white girl, wearing a ballet dress, standing in a dance pose in front of a studio backdrop of an outdoor scene. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "La Petite Marie Louise Brown".; verso: na.
Box 12 0968: Martin Harlow, portrait 1865 - recto: Bust view of Martin Harlow, a man with albinism who performed with the name Unzie, wearing formal attire. His hair is worn in a very large Afro style. Handwritten text below the photo reads "Unzie".; verso: Text reads, "Unzie / Barnum Show".
Box 8 0650: Martin Van Buren Bates standing with prop 1870 - recto: Full view of Martin Van Buren Bates, a white man who performed as a giant, wearing a top hat. He is standing with one hand resting on a studio prop.; verso: Text reads, "Capt. M.V. Bates / age 23 years / Height 8 ft. 1 inch / Weight 478 lbs".
Box 12 1001: Martina, Juan, and Gregoria De La Cruz, standing 1905 - recto: Full view of Juan and Martina De La Cruz, a Filipino man and woman who performed as midgets, with Gregoria De La Cruz, a taller Filipino woman, standing behind them. Text printed at the top of the card above the photo reads, "Filipino Midgets / Smallest living adults in the World." It continues below the photo, reading, "Miss Martina De La Cruz; age 36; height, 27 inches. / Mr. Juan De La Cruz; age 32; height, 29 inches / Mrs. Gregoria De La Cruz; age 21; an average size / Filipino lady, wife of the midget man."; verso: na.
Box 8 0588: Mary Jane Powers, portrait 1865 - recto: Three-quarter view of Mary Powers, a white woman who performed as a fat lady. Her dress and the decorations in her hair have been hand colored.; verso: Printed text reads, "Miss Mary J Powers etc."
Box 8 0593: Mary Morrison, portrait 1870 - recto: Three-quarter view of Mary Morrison, a white woman who performed as a fat lady. She is posing with her shoulders angled away from the camera and her arm bent at the elbow to draw attention to the width of her bicep.; verso: Text reads, "Mary Morrison / Age 19 Weighs / 521 pounds". Additional printed text reads "A. Gene Hamilton / Circus Collection / Fairfield, Iowa."
Box 12 0973: Mary Sutherland, standing 1880 - recto: Three-quarter view of Mary Sutherland, a white woman, standing with her back to the camera and her arms resting on a studio prop to show her long hair. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Miss Mary Sutherland."; verso: na.
Box 8 0609: Millie and Christine McCoy wearing crowns 1865 - recto: Full view of Millie and Christine McCoy, Black conjoined twin girls, wearing crowns.; verso: na.
Box 8 0610: Millie and Christine McCoy wearing embroidered dresses 1866 - recto: Full view of Millie and Christine McCoy, Black conjoined twin girls. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, ""Carolina Twins," / Millie and Christina."; verso: na.
Box 8 0606: Millie and Christine McCoy with guitar 1870 - recto: Full view of Millie and Christine McCoy, Black conjoined twin girls. One of the girls is playing a guitar.; verso: Text reads, "Millie Christine".
Box 8 0604: Millie and Christine McCoy, standing 1870 - recto: Full view of Christine and Millie McCoy, Black conjoined twin girls.; verso: na.
Box 8 0605: Millie and Christine McCoy, standing 1870 - recto: Full view of Millie and Christine McCoy, Black conjoined twin girls.; verso: Printed story.
Box 8 0607: Millie and Christine McCoy, standing 1870 - recto: Full view of Millie and Christine McCoy, Black conjoined twin girls.; verso: na.
Box 8 0608: Millie and Christine McCoy, standing 1865 - recto: Full view of Millie and Christine McCoy, Black conjoined twin girls. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, ""Carolina Twins." / Millie & Crissie."; verso: na.
Box 10 0866: Millie and Christine McCoy, standing 1895 - recto: Full view of Millie and Christine McCoy, Black conjoined twins, standing.; verso: Text reads, "Millie-Christine".
Box 11 0923: Millie Betra standing behind fence with snakes 1885 - recto: Full view of Millie Betra, a white woman, standing behind a vine fence with large snakes on the fence and around her shoulders. There is a studio backdrop of plants behind her. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "With Ringling Bros. Millie Betra, World's Greatest Shows/ The Serpent Queen."; verso: na.
Box 10 0841: Millie Lamar, portrait 1897 - recto: Mounted photo, bust view of Millie Lamar, a woman with albinism. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Miss Millie La Mar, Mind Reader."; verso: Text reads, "From L. S. 17- 1899 / M.P.".
Box 12 0964: Millie Lammar adjusting shoe 1885 - recto: Three-quarter view of Millie Lammar, a woman with albinism, standing with one foot propped on a studio rock, reaching down as though to adjust her shoe.; verso: Illegible name followed by "age 21 / [more illegible text]".
Box 12 0962: Millie Lammar posing with props 1885 - recto: Three-quarter view of Millie Lammar, a woman with albinism, standing with her hands resting on a studio stump with vines, wearing a white dress and several strands of pearls around her neck.; verso: Text reads, "Millie Lammar / age 18".
Box 12 0963: Millie Lammar standing with tree - recto: Three-quarter view of Millie Lammar, a woman with albinism, standing in front of tree prop and studio backdrop, wearing a white short costume and boots with strands of pearls at her neck.; verso: Text reads, "Millie Lammar / age 18".
Box 9 0801: Millie Zulu, seated 1870 - recto: Full view of a white girl who performed as a Circassian with the name Millie Zulu sitting on a couch. Her hair is teased into an Afro style.; verso: Millie Zulu bio etc....
Box 12 0971: Minnie seated in rocking chair 1900 - recto: Full view of a young girl identified on the card as Minnie sitting in a rocking chair, holding a photograph of a woman.; verso: Text reads, "Minnie ..../ 119 Pleasant St. / Boston / Mass."
Box 8 0668: Minnie Warren wearing wedding attire 1865 - recto: Full view of Minnie Warren, a white woman who performed as a midget, posed standing beside a chair to emphasize her height. Text is a reference to her role in her sister Lavinia's marriage to Charles Sherwood Stratton. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Mrs. Minnie Warren / as bridesmaid."; verso: Text reads, "Minnie Warren".
Box 12 0991: Miss Uno posing with swing 1885 - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the bottom of the card as Miss Uno, who performed as a Circassian and snake charmer, wearing a light colored dress, standing with one knee on a swing. Her hair is teased into an Afro style. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Miss Uno."; verso: na.
Box 12 0988: Miss Uno seated in front of screen 1890 - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the bottom of the card as Miss Uno wearing a light colored dress, sitting in a chair. A painted, folded screen stands behind her. She performed as a snake charmer and Circassian. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Miss Uno."; verso: [Miss Uno / [illegible text] / Cole Show (?)].
Box 12 0989: Miss Uno standing on ladder 1885 - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the bottom of the card as Miss Uno, who performed as a Circassian and snake charmer, wearing a short costume and arm bangles, posed standing on a ladder. Her hair is teased into an Afro style. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Miss Uno."; verso: Text reads, "Miss Uno / Snake Charmer".
Box 12 0990: Miss Uno, standing 1885 - recto: Full view of a white woman identified at the bottom of the card as Miss Uno, who performed as a Circassian and snake charmer, wearing a dark, sleeveless dress and large beaded necklace. She is posed holding her arms up, touching her hair, which is teased into an Afro style. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Miss Uno."; verso: na.
Box 9 0786: Mrs. J. J. Prior, portrait 1865 - recto: Three-quarter view of a white woman identified on the card as Mrs. J.J. Prior seated, looking to the right edge of the image. There is a large flower in her hair, which is styled in tight ringlets. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Mrs. J. J. Prior. / At Barnum's Museum, N.Y."; verso: 2 cent stamp.
Box 12 0975: Naomi Sutherland leaning against prop 1880 - recto: Three-quarter view of Naomi Sutherland, a white woman, seated, leaning on a studio tree with her back to the camera to show her long hair.; verso: na.
Box 9 0781: Nellie Keeler sitting on table 1875 - recto: Full view of Nellie Keeler, a young white girl who performed as a midget, sitting on an ornate table. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Nellie Keeler."; verso: na.
Box 11 0922: Nellie Leona posing with snakes 1897 - recto: Full horizontal view of Nellie Leona, a white woman, lying on her side on studio grass with two snakes draped over her. There is a studio backdrop of water and plant life behind her.; verso: Text reads, "Nellie Leona / with / Ringling's / Circus / 1897".
Box 12 0980: Nellie Owen standing with chair 1880 - recto: Full view of Nellie Owen, a white woman, standing in dark dress, holding a book with her hands resting on the back of a chair. Her long hair is partially pulled over her shoulder to make its length visible.; verso: Printed text reads, "Miss Nellie Owen, / The / Longest Haired Lady in / the World. / Length 8 ft. 2 1/2 inches, Age 23 years." Additional text reads, "Born in West Va." and "Mrs. D. L. [illegible]" followed by a difficult to read inscription.
Box 10 0899: Nine unidentified people 1890 - recto: Full horizontal view of nine unidentified men and women, some sitting and some standing, photographed as midgets.; verso: na.
Box 11 0926: Noah Orr wearing costume 1880 - recto: Full view of Noah Orr, a white man who performed as a giant, wearing a Native American costume and holding a paper club, standing among studio rocks. Orr performed with the Liliputian Opera Company, here shown dressed for his role as the Powhatan King in Pocahontas.; verso: Text reads, "Compliments of / Col. Orr. Giant / Powhatan Indian King / in Pocahontas with / Liliputian Opera / company. / [Galt[?] Ont. - April 11th / 1880" [Died July 3rd 1882] Newspaper obituary.
Box 11 0916: Olof Krarer with dog, standing in front of backdrop of ice 1885 - recto: Full view of Olof Krarer, a white woman who performed as a midget, wearing a fur outfit that covers her head and body. A small white dog stands next to her. The studio backdrop depicts ice formations on either side of them. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "The Little Esquimaux Lady/ Miss Olaf Krarer, Age 30, years. Height, 40 inches. Weight 120 lbs."; verso: na.
Box 12 1003: Outdoor scene of Barnum Bailey and Hutchison Circus train wreck 1890 - recto: Full view of dead horses lying on the ground, people standing looking at the scene, and a wrecked train car at the left side of the image. Handwritten note over the top of the photo reads "Barnum Baily & Hutchinson / Wreck near Potsdam / 1889".; verso: Text reads, "Barnum's wreck".
Box 12 1004: Outdoor scene of elephants in temporary enclosure after Barnum Bailey and Hutchison Circus train wreck 1889 - recto: Full horizontal view of seven elephants in a temporary enclosure in a field with people standing with them. Handwritten note at the top of the photo reads "Barnum Wreck Near Potsdam n.y. 1889".; verso: Text reads, "Barnum wreck near Potsdam".
Box 8 0565: P.T. Barnum and Charles Sherwood Stratton 1865 - recto: Full view of P.T. Barnum, a white man, and Charles Sherwood Stratton, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb. Barnum stands with the thumb of his right hand hooked in the pocket of his trousers and Stratton stands with his left hand gripping the lapel of his jacket.; verso: na.
Box 12 1012: P.T. Barnum and party at Yosemite Falls 1870 - recto: Full stereo view of P. T. Barnum and four other men in the distance with Yosemite Falls behind. Text printed at the bottom of the card reads, "Yo-Semite Fall, (2634 ft. high) from near Sentinel House; P.T. Barnum & Party".; verso: na.
Box 8 0562: P.T. Barnum, portrait 1865 - recto: Oval shaped bust portrait of P.T. Barnum, a white man, wearing a bowtie.; verso: na.
Box 8 0563: P.T. Barnum, portrait 1865 - recto: Bust portrait of P.T. Barnum, a white man, wearing a bowtie.; verso: na.
Box 10 0842: P.T. Barnum, portrait 1885 - recto: Bust side view of P.T. Barnum, a white man who performed as a showman. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Phineas T. Barnum" with a copy of his signature beneath.; verso: na.
Box 8 0564: P.T. Barnum, seated 1865 - recto: Three-quarter view of P.T. Barnum, a white man, seated in a chair. Photo from a Brady negative, published by Anthony.; verso: na.
Box 11 0927: Patrick Cotter and Christiana Dunz wearing wedding attire 1880 - recto: Full view of Patrick Cotter, a white man often known as "Patrick O'Brien", and Christiana Dunz, sometimes called "Annie O'Brien", dressed in wedding attire. Both Cotter and Dunz performed as giants.; verso: Printed text reads, "Mr. Patrick O'Brien, / Age, 29 -- Height, 7 feet 11 3/4 inches. / Mrs. Patrick O'Brien, / Age, 20 --Height 7 feet 10 inches."
Box 8 0587: Phebe Dunn, portrait 1865 - recto: Three-quarter view of Phebe Dunn, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, standing.; verso: Text reads, "Phobe J Dunn / Age 17 / Weight 437 / Height 5' ft 8 on".
Box 10 0888: Pierre Albert Poitras and Ida 1888 - recto: Full view of Pierre Albert Poitras, a white man who performed as a midget with the name General Totman, and a white woman identified on the verso as Princess Ida, who is also performing as a midget. Poitras is wearing a police uniform and Ida is holding his arm, looking at him. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize their height.; verso: Printed text reads, "Princess Ida / And General Totman."
Box 9 0758: Pierre Albert Poitras and unidentified woman 1870 - recto: Full view of Pierre Albert Poitras, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Tot, standing with a unicycle. Beside him stands an unidentified taller white woman with her hand resting on the back of a chair.; verso: Text reads, "Maj Tot".
Box 11 0915: Pierre Albert Poitras and unidentified woman 1880 - recto: Full view of Pierre Albert Poitras, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Tot, standing next to an unidentified taller white woman in front of a studio backdrop.; verso: Text reads, "Major Tot / Age 18 Weight 14 lbs".
Box 8 0730: Pierre Albert Poitras with backdrop of outdoor scene 1870 - recto: Full view of Pierre Albert Poitras, a white man who performed a midget with the name Major Tot, standing in front of a studio backdrop of an ocean scene. Handwritten text in the bottom left corner of the card reads, "Oct".; verso: Printed text reads, "Big Success Everywhere! / of / Major Tot / The / Wonderful Human Midget! / Age 14 years. Weight only 10 1/2 lbs".
Box 10 0875: Poddreth posing with prop weights 1885 - recto: Full view of a white man identified on the verso with the surname Poddreth standing behind prop weights with his arms crossed, wearing a short costume.; verso: Text reads, "Signor Poddreth / age 30 Born in / New York City / Weight 171 Pounds / Residence Brooklyn .../ N.Y./ With W.W. Coles / Circus 1885 / linchburgh Sept 11th."
Box 10 0885: Primo Magri and Lavinia Warren 1895 - recto: Full view of Primo Magri, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Count Rosebud, and Lavinia Warren, a white woman who also performed as a midget, wearing formal attire.; verso: na.
Box 10 0882: Primo Magri, Lavinia Warren, and Giuseppe Magri 1890 - recto: Full view of Primo Magri, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Count Rosebud, Lavinia Warren, a white woman who also performed as a midget, and Giuseppe Magri, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Baron Littlefinger. All three are wearing formal attire.; verso: Difficult to read inscription.
Box 10 0883: Primo Magri, Lavinia Warren, and Giuseppe Magri 1885 - recto: Full view of Primo Magri, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Count Rosebud, Lavinia Warren, a white woman who also performed as a midget, and Giuseppe Magri, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Baron Littlefinger. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Count Magri, countess Magri, Baron Magri."; verso: Detailed inscription of history of performers.
Box 9 0743: Rebecca Ann Myers standing with table 1875 - recto: Full view of Rebecca Myers, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing with one arm resting on a table with a backdrop of an outdoor scene and gazebo behind her. She later married Reuben Steere and went by Rebecca Steere.; verso: Text reads, "Miss Rebecca Myers / Marmont Marshall / Co Ind / Age 25 years."
Box 8 0722: Rebecca Ann Steere standing with studio furniture 1875 - recto: Full view of Rebecca Ann Steere, a white woman who performed as a midget, wearing a wedding dress. She is standing, posing with one elbow rested on a heavily carved chair with an ornate table and detailed backdrop behind her. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo read, "Mrs. Col. Steer." In pencil, "Age 27 years" is written below.; verso: Text reads, "Mrs. Steere / was born near / Plymouth Indiana / married March 7th 1880 ...../ Height 41 inc. / weight 46 ...".
Box 8 0727: Reuben and Rebecca Ann Steere 1870 - recto: Full view of Reuben and Rebecca Steere, a white couple who both performed as midgets. They are standing in front of a studio backdrop with a rug in the foreground. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize their height. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Col. Steere & Wife".; verso: na.
Box 8 0723: Reuben Steere posing with chair 1870 - recto: Full view of Reuben Steere, a white man who performed as a midget, standing with one arm resting on the back of a chair. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize his height. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Col. Steere".; verso: Text reads, "Col. Steere / Was born in / Glocester, RI./ Age 38 years / Height 45 inches / Weight 48 lbs / Married March 7th / 1880 Rochester NY."
Box 8 0724: Reuben Steere posing with chair 1870 - recto: Full view of Reuben Steere, a white man who performed as a midget, standing with one arm resting on the back of a chair. The top half of the image is negative space to emphasize his height.; verso: Text reads, "Reuben A. Steere / #011 / Journal / Friday / 2 inches".
Box 8 0726: Reuben Steere posing with chair 1870 - recto: Full view of Reuben Steere, a white man who performed as a midget, standing with one arm resting on the back of a chair.; verso: na.
Box 8 0725: Reuben Steere with unidentified man 1870 - recto: Full view of Reuben Steere, a white who performed as a midget, standing next to an unidentified taller white man who has one hand resting in his lapel.; verso: na.
Box 10 0886: Robert Kantor standing with chair 1890 - recto: Full view of Robert Kantor, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Little Lord Robert, standing next to a chair with his hand resting on the seat. He is wearing a top hat and holding a cane. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Little Lord Robert / Age 20. Height 22 in Weight 13 1/2lbs."; verso: na.
Box 12 1012A: Robert Ruy (?) and wife - recto: Full view of Robert Ruy and a woman identified on the verso only as his wife, standing. She has her arm on his shoulder. Both have long, light colored hair.; verso: Text reads, "Robert Ruy / and wife / age 24 & 32 years"
Box 11 0936: Rosa Wedsted and two unidentified men 1895 - recto: Full view of Rosa Wedsted, a white woman who performed as a giant, standing between two unidentified smaller white men.; verso: Printed text reads, "The Tallest, Youngest / and Most Beautiful / Lady Giant / that has ever lived. / The Northern / Beauty / Miss Rosa Wedsted / ...born at Finland, educated / at Copenhagen, Denmark, 22 years of age and over 7 feet / tall, weight, 151 Killo - 302 pounds."
Box 8 0644: Routh Goshen, portrait 1865 - recto: Three-quarter view of Arthur Caley, a man who performed as a giant with the name Colonel Routh Goshen, wearing a military uniform. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Col. Ruth Goshen, The "Arabian Giant," / 8 feet high - weighs 475 lbs."; verso: na.
Box 8 0646: Routh Goshen, portrait 1875 - recto: Three-quarter view of Arthur Caley, a man who performed as a giant with the name Colonel Routh Goshen, seated.; verso: Text reads, "Col. Ruth Goshen"
Box 8 0643: Routh Goshen, profile 1865 - recto: Three-quarter view of Arthur Caley, a man who performed as a giant with the name Colonel Routh Goshen, wearing a military uniform including a hat with plume.; verso: Text reads, "co. R. Goshen / Age 31 / w 560 / h 7-11".
Box 8 0645: Routh Goshen, standing 1875 - recto: Three-quarter view of Arthur Caley, a man who performed as a giant with the name Colonel Routh Goshen, posed standing in front of circus tent.; verso: Text reads, "Col. Ruth Goshen".
Box 12 1008: Ruins of Barnum's Museum NY, March 3, 1868 1868 - recto: Stereo view of Barnum's American Museum after being destroyed by a fire. The building is covered with ice from the fire being put out. Printed at the bottom of the card is, "The Ruins of Barnum's Museum, New York, March 3d, 1868."; verso: na.
Box 8 0696: S.E. Houghton standing with table 1865 - recto: Full view of S.E. Houghton, a white man who performed as a midget, standing next to a table. Hand colored. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize his height. Text printed at the bottom of the card reads, "Maj. S.E. Houghton / 20 years old -- Height, 31 inches,-- Weight, 41 lbs".; verso: na.
Box 8 0601: Sam Bishop, portrait 1870 - recto: Bust view of Sam Bishop, a young white man who performed as a fat boy.; verso: Text reads, "Sam Bishop / age 16 / weigh 540".
Box 8 0699: Samuel Littlefinger standing with prop 1875 - recto: Full view of Samuel Littlefinger, a white man who performed as a midget with the name General Littlefinger, posed with his elbow resting on a studio prop. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize his height. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Gen. Littlefinger, / 20 Years old -- Height 31 inches -- Weight, 28 lbs. / Gen. Kleinfinger, / 20 Jahre Alt -- Hoehe 31 Zohl -- Gewicht 28 Pftund."; verso: na.
Box 9 0805: Selena Bedar, seated 1875 - recto: Full view of a white woman who performed as a Circassian with the name Selena Bedar, sitting in a chair. Her dress is patterned with leaf shapes and her hair is in an Afro style. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Miss Selena Bedar / Circassian".; verso: na.
Box 9 0777: Seven Sutherland Sisters and father 1875 - recto: Horizontal view of Dora, Grace, Isabella, Mary, Naomi, Sarah, Victoria, and Fletcher Sutherland in front of a studio backdrop. Five sisters are standing, with one sister seated to their left and Fletcher and another sister seated on the ground in front of them.; verso: Printed text reads, "Suterland Family etc..".
Box 11 0940: Smith Cook standing with props 1880 - recto: Full view of Smith Cook, a white man who performed as a giant, standing in front of a studio backdrop of trees, wearing a military uniform.; verso: Printed text reads, "Capt. Smith Cook / Native of Kentucky, / Age, 22 years; Height 7 feet 8 inches."
Box 9 0745: Sophia Schultz standing with chair 1875 - recto: Full view of Sophia Shultz, a white woman who performed as a dwarf fat lady, standing with her hand resting on the seat of a chair.; verso: Text reads, "Sophia Schultz / Dwarf fat lady".
Box 10 0898: The Liliputians troupe 1890 - recto: Full horizontal view of ten unidentified men and women, photographed as midgets, gathered around a table, playing cards. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "The Liliputians, in the Pupil in Magic."; verso: na.
Box 8 0738: The Rice Family 1870 - recto: Full view of two white women in long dresses standing on either side of a white man in a suit. The three are photographed as midgets and identified on the card as the Rice family. There is a backdrop depicting a doorway behind them.; verso: Text reads, "Rice Family".
Box 8 0739: The Rice Family 1870 - recto: Full view of two white women in long dresses standing on either side of a white man in a suit. All three are photographed as midgets and identified on the card as the Rice family.; verso: [Rice Family two / sisters and one brother. / Born in Germany / Age 35, 24, 33].
Box 8 0655: The Tom Thumb Wedding Series: At Home 1865 - recto: Art of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb, and Lavinia Warren, a white woman who also performed as a midget, seated in their home beside a table as an unidentified Black man wearing a suit serves a tray. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the art reads, "At Home".; verso: Text reads, "Tom Thumb".
Box 8 0659: The Tom Thumb Wedding Series: Gen. Tom Thumb and Lady 1865 - recto: Art of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb, and Lavinia Warren, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing arm in arm. Warren wears a wedding dress with veil and Stratton wears a suit. Text printed on the card reads, "Gen. Tom Thumb and Lady."; verso: Printed text reads, "Published by / R.R. Landon, Ag't. / 88 Lake St. Chicago."
Box 8 0661: The Tom Thumb Wedding Series: Gen. Tom Thumb and Lady 1865 - recto: Art of Charles Sherwood Stratton, who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb, and Lavinia Warren, who also performed as a midget, standing arm in arm. Warren wears a wedding dress with veil and Stratton wears a suit. Printed: Gen. Tom Thumb and Lady.; verso: na.
Box 8 0658: The Tom Thumb Wedding Series: The Promenade 1865 - recto: Art of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb, wearing a long coat and top hat and Lavinia Warren, a white woman who also performed as a midget, wearing a dress and bonnet. They are walking arm in arm through a city street. An unidentified taller white man walks beside them. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the art reads, "The Promenade".; verso: Printed text reads, "Published by Golden & Sammon's / NO. 4 S. Clark St. Chicago."
Box 8 0656: The Tom Thumb Wedding Series: The Reception 1865 - recto: Art of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb, and Lavinia Warren, a white man who also performed as a midget. To Warren's left is likely her sister, Minnie Warren, with an unidentified man to Stratton's right. The four people are standing on a table in front of an unidentified taller white man and woman. All three women wear formal dresses and all three men wear suits. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the art reads, "The Reception".; verso: Text reads, "Tom Thumb".
Box 8 0657: The Tom Thumb Wedding Series: The Reception 1865 - recto: Art of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb, and Lavinia Warren, a white man who also performed as a midget. To Warren's left is likely her sister, Minnie Warren, with an unidentified man to Stratton's right. The four people are standing on a table in front of an unidentified taller white man and woman. All three women wear formal dresses and all three men wear suits. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the art reads, "The Reception".; verso: na.
Box 11 0938: Thomas Brockman, standing 1895 - recto: Full view of Thomas Brockman, a Black man who performed as a giant, wearing a patterned coat and top hat.; verso: Text reads, "Thomas Brockman / 8 ft. .... in height / born in ............ / age 17".
Box 12 1002: Thomas Longley, seated 1890 - recto: Full view of Thomas Longley, who performed as a fat man, sitting in a chair. Text printed on the bottom of the photo reads, "Thomas Longley of Dover, Kent. / Born 1848, Weight 40 stone./ The heaviest British Subject in the World. / Measurement. Height 6 ft. 3/4 in. chest 66. waist 80 leg 25."; verso: Text reads, "August 1890 / 43 stone 5 lbs".
Box 8 0577: Thomas Wiggins, seated 1865 - recto: Three-quarter view of Thomas Greene Wiggins, a Black man who performed as a musician with the name Blind Tom, seated with a hand tucked into his lapel.; verso: Text reads, "Blind Tom - Musician" with a 2 cent postage stamp.
Box 10 0879: Three Sioux men and one woman 1885 - recto: Full view of three Native American men and one woman. One of the men is identified on the card as Lone Feather, presumably the man seated in the chair, and the woman as his wife. The other two men are identified only as Bull and Cloud. All three men are wearing feathered headdresses and each holds a rifle.; verso: Printed text reads, "Lone Feather & Wife. / ...Bull & Cloud / Sioux, Chief's".
Box 12 0999: Victoria Sutherland, standing 1880 - recto: Full side view of Victoria Sutherland, a white woman, standing in front of a studio backdrop of a river valley. She is wearing a light-colored dress and standing turned away from the camera to show her long hair. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Miss Victoria Sutherland."; verso: na.
Box 11 0943: Viola and Amos Myers 1880 - recto: Full view of Amos Myers, a white man, and Viola Myers, a white woman who performed as a bearded lady. Amos is sitting in chair with Viola standing at his shoulder. Ornately carved studio furniture is visible behind them. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Mr. & Mrs. Myers".; verso: na.
Box 11 0944: Viola and Amos Myers 1880 - recto: Full view of Amos Myers, a white man, and Viola Myers, a white woman who performed as a bearded lady. Amos is sitting in chair with Viola standing at his shoulder. Ornately carved studio furniture is visible behind them. Very faint handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Mr. & Mrs. Myers".; verso: Text reads, "with the Ringling[?] / ....1886" Obituary taped to card.
Box 11 0945: Viola Myers, portrait 1880 - recto: Bust view in oval frame of Viola Myers, a white woman who performed as a bearded lady, wearing a veil over her hair. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Madame Myers".; verso: na.
Box 10 0859: W.L. Stuart seated with wife and three children 1885 - recto: Full view of Walter Stuart, a white man with no arms and no legs, seated with his wife and three children.; verso: Text reads, "W.L. Stuart. / and family / Boston / Mass."
Box 11 0937: W.M. Baker and unidentified man 1890 - recto: Full view of W.M. Baker, a white man who performed as a giant, wearing a military uniform, standing next to an unidentified smaller white man. A studio backdrop of an arch is behind them.; verso: Bio and inscription.
Box 8 0627: Walter Stuart, seated 1870 - recto: Full view of Walter Stuart, a white man with partial arms and legs, sitting in a chair.; verso: Text reads, "Walter Stuart / Boston / Mass".
Box 12 0998: Werner and Bell, standing 1890 - recto: Full view of two white men identified at the bottom of the card in a handwritten note as Werner and Bell wearing street clothes, standing. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Werner & Bell"; verso: Text reads, "Compliments of Bell & werner".
Box 10 0880: White horse with long mane and tail 1885 - recto: Full horizontal view of a white horse with very long mane and tail that rest on the ground.; verso: na.
Box 12 0967: William and Lizzie Cavalier, portrait 1885 - recto: Bust view of Lizzie and William Cavalier, a sister and brother with albinism. Lizzie wears a sleeveless dress with leaf-print trim; William wears a suit and tie.; verso: Printed text reads, "William & Lizzie Cavaliers. / The only Twin White Moors on Exhibition / before the American Public that we have any know- / ledge of; Ages 19 years ; now traveling with / Ringling Bros.' World's Greatest Shows."
Box 10 0871: William Henry Johnson and unidentified man boxing 1890 - recto: Full view of an unidentified man labeled on the verso as Ash on the left and William Henry Johnson, a Black man who performed with the name Zip, on the right, both posing as if boxing. Ash wears an open chested shirt with a tasseled belt and tasseled pants; Johnson wears a suit of faux fur. The verso caption identifying both men as "pinheads" may be inaccurate; Johnson is believed to have had microcephaly, and performers with microcephaly were often called "pinheads," but the man on the left is in costuming that is designed specifically to reveal vitiligo on his legs, arms, and chest, and he does not appear to have obvious signs of microcephaly.; verso: Text reads, "Zip + Ash / Pinheads".
Box 8 0728: William Henry Steere posing with chair 1870 - recto: Full view of William Henry Harrison Steere, a white man who performed as a midget, standing with his arm resting on the back of a chair. Negative space in the foreground and at the top of the image emphasizes his height.; verso: Text reads, "Chepachet R.I. / The birth home / This is William Henry / Harrison Steere / Col R A [Reuben Allen] Steer's / Brother".
Box 10 0876: Woman with five alligators 1895 - recto: Full horizontal view of an unidentified white woman seated in a chair in front of a studio backdrop with two alligators in her lap, two on the floor in front of her chair, and one with its head resting on her knee.; verso: na.
Box 9 0818: Zoe Meleke, portrait 1870 - recto: Bust view of a white woman who performed as a Circassian with the name Zoe Meleke wearing a dress with a fringed neckline. Her hair is fashioned in an Afro style.; verso: Text reads, "Zoe Meleke / Circassian / age 21 years". The photographer's name is covered by a P.T. Barnum sticker in shape of two U.S, flags.
Box 9 0820: Zoe Meleke, portrait 1870 - recto: Bust view of a white woman who performed as a Circassian with the name Zoe Meleke wearing a dress with flowers at the neckline. Her hair is fashioned in an Afro style.; verso: Text reads, "Zoe Meleke / circassian / age 21 years".
Box 12 0994: Zola, seated 1890 - recto: Full view of a white woman identified in a handwritten note on the photograph as Zola performing as a Circassian. She is sitting on studio grass, wearing a short costume, posing with one hand on her hip. Her hair is teased into an Afro style. Her costume and the grass have been hand colored.; verso: na.
Box 9 0836: Zula Luti, seated 1870 - recto: Full view of a woman with albinism who performed with the name Zula Luti sitting in a chair with her elbow resting on the arm. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Zula Luti."; verso: Text reads, "The white / Haired lady".
Box 9 0814: Zula Zelick, standing 1870 - recto: Full view of a white woman who performed as a Circassian with the name Zula Zelick, standing in a colorful dress and painted stockings. Her hair is fashioned into an Afro style. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "The Circassian Queen. / Zula Zelick."; verso: Printed text reads, "The Ciracassian Queen. / Zula Zelick."
Box 9 0822: Zula Zingara seated on banister 1870 - recto: Full view of a white woman who performed as a Circassian with the name Zula Zingara sitting on a studio banister. Her hair is fashioned into an Afro style. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Zula Zingara / Circassian Lady".; verso: Text reads, "Zula Zingara / Circassian Lady".
Box 9 0803: Zulida Hanover, seated 1870 - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the verso as Zulida Hanover, seated. Her hair is in an Afro style, likely indicating that she is performing as a Circassian.; verso: [Zulida Hanover / age 14]].
Box 11 0920: Zulu Aeyers holding a snake 1880 - recto: Full side view of a white woman who performed with the name Zulu Aeyers holding a snake above her head with one hand, the rest of its body draped over her shoulders. Her name suggests a relation between her act and aspects of Circassian performances.; verso: Text reads, "Zulu Aeyers 22 yrs. old weighs 141 / lbs born in [illegible] Co. Indiana / Snake Charmer & Long Haired Lady / 23 months ago her hair comenced / falling out from the effects of / Pheavor and she had it clipped close / to scalp it is now over 4 feet / long".
Box 9 0807: Zuluma Agra, seated 1875 - recto: Full view of a white woman who performed as a Circassian with the name Zuluma (or Zaluma) Agra, sitting, wearing head band with a crescent moon pointing upwards. Her hair is fashioned into an Afro style. Text printed at the bottom of the photo reads, "Zaluma Agra, / Star of the East,".; verso: na.
Box 12 1010: Zuluma Agra, seated 1870 - recto: Full stereo view of a white woman who performed as a Circassian with the name Zuluma Agra. She is sitting with her feet on a stool. Her hair is teased into an Afro style.; verso: Printed text reads, Zuluma Agra, (Star of the East) The Circassian Girl, at Barnum's Museum."
Box 10 0877: Three unidentified male performers wearing costumes 1895 - recto: Full view of three unidentified white men wearing identical short costumes, standing with their arms crossed.; verso: na.
Box 8 0735: Three unidentified men 1865 - recto: Full view of three unidentified white men. Two of the men, both photographed as midgets, are wearing suits, each with a walking stick. Between them stands an unidentified taller man, also wearing a suit, with one hand gripping his lapel. Recto: na; verso: na.
Box 8 0566: Two unidentified men 1870 - recto: Three-quarter view of two unidentified white men. The man on the left wears a suit and Masonic necklace; his hair is long on the left side of his head and he has hair on his right cheek. The man on the right stands bare-chested, showing the hair on his chest, his long beard, and long hair.; verso: na.
Box 8 0731: Two unidentified men 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified man, photographed as a midget, standing next to an unidentified taller white man who is sitting in a chair.; verso: na.
Box 11 0929: Two unidentified men 1895 - recto: Full view of an unidentified man, photographed as a giant, wearing long robes and a fez, holding his arm out above an unidentified smaller man in Arabian-style clothes.; verso: na.
Box 9 0826: Two unidentified men and one unidentified woman 1870 - recto: Full view of one identified woman and two unidentified men with albinism. The woman sits in a chair to the (viewer's) left of the two men.; verso: na.
Box 9 0827: Two unidentified men and one unidentified woman 1875 - recto: Full view of an unidentified woman and two unidentified men with albinism, all standing. The woman stands between the two men.; verso: na.
Box 8 0717: Two unidentified men boxing 1865 - recto: Full view of two unidentified white men, photographed as midgets, wearing boxing gloves and posed with their hands raised as if boxing.; verso: na.
Box 10 0895: Two unidentified men in front of studio backdrop 1890 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man, photographed as a midget, standing next to a taller white man in front of a studio backdrop of plants and an archway. These two men also appear in becker_eisenmann_00914.; verso: na.
Box 10 0896: Two unidentified men in front of studio backdrop 1885 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man, photographed as a midget, standing next to an unidentified taller white man in front of a studio backdrop of plants and a tree. The same men appear in becker_eisenmann_00913.; verso: na.
Box 8 0737: Two unidentified people 1870 - recto: Full view of two unidentified people, a white man and woman, photographed as midgets. Recto: na; verso: na.
Box 11 0939: Two unidentified people 1885 - recto: Full view of an unidentified person whose face is partially obscured by damage to the photo, photographed as a giant, standing in a decorated robe with fur around their waist, fur-trimmed boots, and large earrings. There is a fur hat on the floor. An unidentified smaller white man stands beside them.; verso: na.
Box 10 0890: Two unidentified women 1890 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a midget, standing in front of a chair with her hand resting on the arm. An unidentified taller white woman stands at the back of the chair with a hand resting on it.; verso: na.
Box 11 0913: Two unidentified women standing with studio furniture 1880 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a midget, standing with an unidentified taller white woman. Both wear dark dresses and are posed with ornate furniture.; verso: na.
Box 12 1006: Two unidentified women wearing trousers 1896 - recto: Full stereo view of two unidentified white women wearing trousers on a wooden stage. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "The Coming Woman, Atlanta Exposition".; verso: na.
Box 9 0791: Two unidentified young boys 1870 - recto: Full view of two unidentified young white boys standing in costume.; verso: na.
Box 9 0793: Unidentified acrobat 1865 - recto: Full view of an unidentified man in costume, standing, holding onto a bar above his head with one hand. A poster of acrobats in motion is on the wall behind him.; verso: na.
Box 9 0794: Unidentified acrobat 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman in costume holding a bar that is hanging above her with her right hand.; verso: Difficult to read inscription.
Box 9 0790: Unidentified acrobats 1875 - recto: Full view of two unidentified young white boys and an unidentified white man in costume. The man stands in the middle; the boy on the left is standing on the seat of a chair while the boy on the right leans against a table.; verso: na.
Box 9 0796: Unidentified acrobats 1865 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man and two unidentified young white boys standing in front of a studio backdrop. The man holds one of the boys' hands in each of his own.; verso: na.
Box 9 0825: Unidentified albino girls - recto: Full view of girl standing; verso: na.
Box 8 0603: Unidentified boy, seated 1870 - recto: Three-quarter view of an unidentified white boy, seated, photographed as a fat boy.; verso: na.
Box 9 0782: Unidentified child holding fan 1875 - recto: Full view of an unidentified Asian child dressed in fringed clothing, leaning against the back of a chair, holding an open fan.; verso: na.
Box 12 1011: Unidentified clown 1875 - recto: Bust view stereograph of an unidentified man performing as a clown, wearing a head cap and makeup.; verso: na.
Box 8 0612: Unidentified conjoined twin infants 1871 - recto: Photo of a painting of unidentified white conjoined twin babies lying on a sofa. Text at the bottom of the image reads, "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1871 by Joseph Finley in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington."; verso: na.
Box 9 0800: Unidentified girl 1875 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white girl standing with one hand resting on the arm of a chair. Her hair is teased into an Afro style, likely indicating that she is performing as a Circassian.; verso: na.
Box 9 0804: Unidentified girl 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white girl seated in a chair. The top section of her hair is in an Afro style, likely indicating that she is performing as a Circassian.; verso: [Miss Zellie .......]?.
Box 10 0892: Unidentified girl 1890 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white girl, photographed as a midget, standing in a dress with large polka dots.; verso: Text reads, "Mill [illegible]/ age 10 years / Height 22 inches." Additional text reads, "Midget".
Box 11 0921: Unidentified girl holding snakes 1885 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white girl standing with snakes over her shoulders. Handwritten text in the upper left corner of the photo reads, "Walter L. Main, 1891".; verso: na.
Box 12 0996: Unidentified girl, portrait 1880 - recto: Three-quarter view of an unidentified young white girl named on the card as Baby Venus wearing a dress with a low neck line. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Baby Venus/ Age 5 years Height 3 feet 7 in."; verso: na.
Box 8 0611: Unidentified girl, seated 1865 - recto: Full view of an unidentified young white girl, seated, with her plaid dress pulled up to show two sets of legs in socks and boots.; verso: na.
Box 9 0783: Unidentified man 1875 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man wearing a white coat and top hat.; verso: Text reads, "Medicine man / Side show?".
Box 10 0845: Unidentified man 1885 - recto: Three-quarter view of an unidentified white man pulling the skin at his neck away from his body.; verso: Text reads, "Jas Morris?"
Box 8 0567: Unidentified man and child 1870 - recto: Horizontal view of an unidentified man and child with long hair on their faces.; verso: na.
Box 8 0582: Unidentified man and woman 1865 - recto: Full view of an unidentified young man and woman, both of whom appear to have microcephaly, looking at each other. Printed text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "The Wild Australian Children".; verso: na.
Box 8 0641: Unidentified man and woman 1875 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man, photographed as a giant, holding a bag, standing next to an unidentified shorter white woman who is holding a basket.; verso: na.
Box 9 0755: Unidentified man and woman 1865 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a midget, standing next to an unidentified taller white man.; verso: na.
Box 9 0762: Unidentified man and woman 1875 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man and woman, photographed as midgets, wearing wedding attire.; verso: na.
Box 9 0797: Unidentified man and woman 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman wearing a costume standing next to a man in a suit who is seated in a chair.; verso: na.
Box 10 0872: Unidentified man and woman 1900 - recto: Full view of a man and woman wearing fur costumes, identified on the card as Gondio and Apexia. Both people appear to have microcephaly. Gondio holds a wooden pole. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "A. Gene Hamilton / Circus Collection / Fairfield, Iowa/ Brother, Sister / Gondio and Apexia / Famous Sweeka-Sere (pin-head) People of / Lower Burmah, B.E. India / Ringling Brothers Circus".; verso: Printed text reads, "A. Gene Hamilton / Circus Collection / Fairfield, Iowa."
Box 10 0887: Unidentified man and woman 1885 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man and woman, both with long hair, performing as midgets or dwarfs.; verso: na.
Box 10 0893: Unidentified man and woman 1895 - recto: Full view in a round-topped frame of an unidentified white man and woman, photographed as midgets, standing in front of a studio backdrop with their heads together. The top half of the image is negative space to emphasize their height.; verso: na.
Box 9 0779: Unidentified man and woman wearing costumes 1877 - recto: Full view of an unidentified man indicated on the card with the surname Bernard and an unidentified woman. Both appear to be dressed to imitate Native Americans; they are both wearing feathers on their heads and the man has what appears to be a bow and arrows in a quiver on his belt.; verso: Text reads, "Mr. Bernard .... / and Lady. For / Masquerade Ball / ........./ in the winter of / 1877."
Box 8 0625: Unidentified man cutting paper 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man with no arms, seated, holding scissors and a sheet of paper between his toes.; verso: na.
Box 8 0649: Unidentified man holding fan 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified Asian man, photographed as a giant, standing next to small chair to emphasize his height.; verso: inscription.
Box 11 0918: Unidentified man holding snakes 1885 - recto: Full view of an unidentified man with a snake around his neck and one wrapped around his arm. There is a studio backdrop of a garden wall behind him.; verso: na.
Box 8 0624: Unidentified man painting portrait with his feet 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man with no arms painting a portrait of himself with his feet. His right foot is holding the brush, mid-stroke; his left foot holds a paint pallet.; verso: na.
Box 8 0729: Unidentified man standing in front of backdrop 1865 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man, photographed as a midget, standing in front of an archway backdrop. The top half of the image is negative space to emphasize his height.; verso: na.
Box 10 0849: Unidentified man standing in front of backdrop 1885 - recto: Full view of an unidentified young man standing in front of a studio backdrop. He is wearing only shorts and is posed with his hands on his hips and his arms held away from his body to show the texture of his skin.; verso: Text reads, "Alagator [sic] Skin Man".
Box 11 0903: Unidentified man standing on covered furniture 1885 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man, photographed as a midget, standing on a covered couch, holding a cane.; verso: na.
Box 9 0835: Unidentified man standing with banister 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified man with albinism standing with his hand resting on a studio banister.; verso: Text reads, "Albino".
Box 8 0642: Unidentified man standing with chair 1875 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man, photographed as a giant, standing with his hand on the back of a chair to emphasize his height. There is a studio backdrop behind him.; verso: na.
Box 8 0698: Unidentified man standing with props 1875 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man, photographed as a midget, standing between studio props. The top half of the image is negative space to emphasize his height.; verso: na.
Box 12 1000: Unidentified man standing with props 1885 - recto: Full view of an unidentified young man, possibly photographed as a giant, standing, wearing a suit and holding a hat. A studio backdrop is behind him with props of plants and grass on either side of him.; verso: na.
Box 8 0648: Unidentified man standing with table 1875 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man, photographed as a giant, standing with one hand resting on a covered studio table to emphasize his height, wearing a military uniform.; verso: na.
Box 8 0732: Unidentified man with backdrop of outdoor scene 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified man, photographed as a midget, standing in front of a studio backdrop depicting an outdoor scene.; verso: na.
Box 8 0572: Unidentified man with carved elephant 1865 - recto: Horizontal view. Studio photograph of an unidentified man wearing a turban lying between the rear legs of a carved elephant.; verso: na.
Box 8 0639: Unidentified man, portrait 1875 - recto: Three-quarter view of an unidentified white man, photographed as a tattooed man, standing bare chested to display his tattoos.; verso: na.
Box 10 0848: Unidentified man, portrait 1885 - recto: Bust view of an unidentified Black man with vitiligo standing bare-chested to show the differences in pigmentation on his chest and arms. Performers with vitiligo were often called "piebald."; verso: Text reads, "Piebald".
Box 8 0574: Unidentified man, seated 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man with a hunched back, seated.; verso: na.
Box 8 0586: Unidentified man, seated 1865 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man, seated, photographed as a skeleton man.; verso: na.
Box 9 0834: Unidentified man, seated 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified man with albinism wearing a fringed costume, sitting in chair.; verso: na.
Box 8 0575: Unidentified man, standing 1865 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man with a hunched back standing with his hand on the back of a chair.; verso: na.
Box 8 0700: Unidentified man, standing 1869 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man, photographed as a midget, standing between a chair and a table to emphasize his height.; verso: Printed text reads, "E.G. Fowes' / Patent / Porcelain Photographs, / Beautiful, New."
Box 8 0578A: Unidentified stage magician 1865 - recto: Full view of an unidentified man wearing a turban pointing to a table with assorted objects beside him.; verso: na.
Box 9 0776: Unidentified Sutherland sister 1875 - recto: Three-quarter view of an unidentified Sutherland sister (possibly Naomi), a white woman with very long hair, posed looking over her shoulder.; verso: Printed text reads, "Suterland Family etc..".
Box 12 0977: Unidentified Sutherland sister 1880 - recto: Three-quarter view of one of the Sutherland sisters, a white woman, standing with her shoulders slightly turned from the camera to show her long hair.; verso: Printed text reads, "Sutherland Family, / of / Seven Sisters / Lockport, N.Y. Sarah Sutherland, / Victoria / Isabella / Grace / Naomi / Dora / Mary."
Box 12 0978: Unidentified Sutherland sister 1880 - recto: Three-quarter view of one of the Sutherland sisters, a white woman, standing with her arms resting on a studio prop, her long hair partially pulled forward over her shoulder.; verso: Printed: Sutherland Family information.
Box 9 0831: Unidentified twin boys 1865 - recto: Full view of two young boys with albinism, possibly twins, both dressed identically. One boy is standing next to the other, who is sitting.; verso: Text reads, "Freaks / Albino's".
Box 10 0878: Unidentified Wild West Show family 1885 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man seated in a chair, a white woman standing to his left with her elbow resting on the back of the chair, and a young white girl standing to his left. The man and the woman are both holding rifles; the girl is holding a long barreled pistol.; verso: na.
Box 10 0861: Unidentified woman 1895 - recto: Full view of an unidentified Black woman with very short legs posed on all fours, wearing a fur suit.; verso: na.
Box 11 0911: Unidentified woman and child standing in front of backdrop 1885 - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the verso as Sadie wearing a long dress, standing with a younger white girl in shorter dress.; verso: Text reads, "Compliments of Sadie / To / Annie Steere / This is my little name sake". "Annie Steere" may refer to Rebecca Anne Steere.
Box 8 0653: Unidentified woman holding fan 1865 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a giant, standing with a fan in her hands.; verso: Text reads, "giantess".
Box 11 0924: Unidentified woman holding snake 1880 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman standing in a costume with trousers holding a snake with part of its body wrapped around her leg. There is a studio backdrop of the interior of a room behind her. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Snake Charmer".; verso: na.
Box 11 0919: Unidentified woman holding snakes 1890 - recto: Full view of an unidentified woman in costume standing with large snake wrapped around her body and neck. There is a studio backdrop of plant life behind her.; verso: na.
Box 11 0914: Unidentified woman holding swing 1880 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a midget, standing on studio grass behind a swing, holding the ropes. There is a studio backdrop behind her.; verso: Difficult to read inscription.
Box 10 0852: Unidentified woman in front of backdrop 1885 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman wearing a short costume that shows the tattoos on her arms and legs. There is a backdrop depicting an outdoor scene behind her.; verso: na.
Box 8 0652: Unidentified woman kneeling beside unidentified seated man 1865 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a giant, kneeling next to an unidentified shorter white man who is seated.; verso: Text reads, "giantess".
Box 8 0637: Unidentified woman looking in mirror 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a tattooed lady, seated, looking into a tall mirror, facing partially away from the camera to show the tattoos on her arm and back.; verso: na.
Box 10 0860: Unidentified woman on swing 1885 - recto: Full view of a gaff act. An unidentified white woman poses on a swing in a tent, appearing not to have legs. The position of part of her dress and the swing itself creates the illusion.; verso: na.
Box 9 0802: Unidentified woman posing with chair 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman leaning on the back of a chair with one foot on a stool. Her hair is in an Afro style, likely indicating that she is performing as a Circassian.; verso: Faint inscription.
Box 9 0780: Unidentified woman posing with thumb at nose 1865 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman standing with her right foot on the seat of a chair, posing with her right elbow resting on a studio prop with her thumb at her nose.; verso: na.
Box 11 0960: Unidentified woman seated beside table 1885 - recto: Full view of an unidentified woman with albinism sitting with her hands resting on a stack of books on a studio table, wearing a lace trimmed dress. The same woman appears in becker_eisenmann_00979.; verso: Text includes an illegible name, "age 22 / [illegible text] / aug 27 1891/ [illegible text]".
Box 12 0985: Unidentified woman seated in chair 1880 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman performing as a Circassian sitting in a chair with a studio backdrop depicting the exterior of a house behind her. Her hair is teased into an Afro style. The same woman appears in becker_eisenmann_01004.; verso: na.
Box 12 0986: Unidentified woman seated on banister 1880 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, performing as a Circassian, sitting on a studio wall. Her hair is teased into an Afro style. The same woman appears in becker_eisenmann_01003.; verso: na.
Box 10 0891: Unidentified woman sitting on arm of chair 1890 - recto: Full view in an oval frame of an unidentified older woman, photographed as a midget, sitting on the arm of a chair.; verso: Printed text reads, "Anthony C. Woeckener, / 124 East 6th st., Erie PA.".
Box 12 0993: Unidentified woman standing between curtains 1885 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman performing as a Circassian, wearing a short costume and tights. Her hair is teased into an Afro style.; verso: na.
Box 11 0910: Unidentified woman standing between studio rock and pillar 1880 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman standing next to a studio rock and pillar. The top half of the image is negative space to emphasize her height.; verso: Faint inscription.[..K.Y].
Box 10 0889: Unidentified woman standing on prop 1890 - recto: Full view of an unidentified woman, photographed as a midget, standing on a studio prop. She is posing with one arm outstretched and a fan in the other. Overexposure obscures much of the detail. The top and bottom thirds of the image are negative space to emphasize her height.; verso: Illegible word inscribed.
Box 9 0757: Unidentified woman standing on table 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a midget, wearing a black and white dress with a train, standing on an ornate table.; verso: na.
Box 8 0619B: Unidentified woman standing with banister 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified young woman with facial hair, standing with one arm resting on a studio banister prop.; verso: na.
Box 12 0987: Unidentified woman standing with bench 1885 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, performing as a Circassian, standing next to a stone bench with a studio backdrop of plant life and what appears to be a body of water behind her. Her hair is teased into an Afro style. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Circassian Lady."; verso: na.
Box 8 0664: Unidentified woman standing with chair 1865 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a midget, standing with her arm resting on a table to emphasize her height.; verso: Difficult to read inscription.
Box 9 0744: Unidentified woman standing with chair 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman standing next to a chair with a backdrop depicting the interior of a room behind her.; verso: na.
Box 9 0808: Unidentified woman standing with chair 1865 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman standing with her arm resting on the back of a chair. Her hair is fashioned into an Afro style, likely indicating that she's performing as a Circassian.; verso: na.
Box 9 0746: Unidentified woman standing with covered chair 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a midget, standing with her arm resting on a chair.; verso: Text reads, "[illegible name] / 27 years 40 lbs / Weight 37."
Box 8 0576: Unidentified woman standing with prop 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman with a hunched back standing with her arm resting on a studio prop.; verso: na.
Box 9 0806: Unidentified woman standing with prop 1875 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman standing with studio props. Her hair is fashioned in an Afro style, likely indicating she is performing as a Circassian. Her jewelry, including a bracelet, rings, and earrings have been hand colored; a second bracelet and what may be a brooch were drawn on in color.; verso: na.
Box 9 0821: Unidentified woman standing with props 1875 - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white woman posed with her arms resting on the back of a chair. Her hair is fashioned into an Afro style, likely indicating that she is performing as a Circassian.; verso: na.
Box 8 0741: Unidentified woman standing with studio furniture 1875 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a midget, standing between a covered couch and table. The handwriting at the bottom of the card is not completely clear but seems to read "Maria Vail".; verso: [compliments of ......].
Box 8 0665: Unidentified woman standing with table 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a midget, standing with her hand resting on a covered table to emphasize her height. She is misidentified on the verso as Lavinia Warren.; verso: Text reads "tom thubs wife / Lavenia".
Box 9 0763: Unidentified woman standing with table 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a midget, standing with her arm resting on a table. Faint, possibly handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo appears to read "Frannie".; verso: na.
Box 9 0778: Unidentified woman swallowing a sword 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman in costume with a sword held at her mouth, posing as if to swallow it.; verso: na.
Box 9 0795: Unidentified woman wearing costume 1865 - recto: Full view of an unidentified woman wearing a tasseled costume, standing with her arms on her head.; verso: na.
Box 9 0798: Unidentified woman wearing costume 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman in a costume posed seated in a chair.; verso: na.
Box 8 0623: Unidentified woman with medals 1875 - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white woman with facial hair with many medals pinned to the chest of her dress.; verso: na.
Box 12 0983: Unidentified woman with short hair 1885 - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white woman with close cropped hair.; verso: Text reads, "[illegible] 21 yrs".
Box 8 0568: Unidentified woman with snake 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman sitting on a studio bench with a large snake over her shoulders. The woman's hair is teased into an Afro style, likely indicating that she is performing as a Circassian.; verso: difficult to read inscription.
Box 11 0925: Unidentified woman with snakes 1885 - recto: Full view of an unidentified woman standing behind a gate with a snake in her hand. Another snake is on the gate in front of her. Her hair is teased into an Afro style, possibly suggesting that she is also performing as a Circassian.; verso: na.
Box 8 0592: Unidentified woman, portrait 1870 - recto: Three-quarter view of an unidentified white woman, seated, photographed as a fat lady. Some hand coloring has been done on the flowers in her hair and at the neck of her dress.; verso: na.
Box 8 0594: Unidentified woman, portrait 1870 - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a fat lady.; verso: na.
Box 8 0597: Unidentified woman, portrait 1865 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a fat lady, seated.; verso: na.
Box 9 0809: Unidentified woman, portrait 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman sitting in a chair with her elbow resting on table, her head propped in her hand. Her hair is fashioned into an Afro style, likely indicating that she is performing as a Circassian.; verso: na.
Box 9 0815: Unidentified woman, portrait 1875 - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white woman seated with her arms crossed on a studio prop. Her hair is fashioned into an Afro style, likely indicating that she is performing as a Circassian.; verso: na.
Box 9 0819: Unidentified woman, portrait 1870 - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white woman sitting with her arms resting on a studio prop. Her hair is fashioned into an Afro style, likely indicating that she is performing as a Circassian.; verso: na.
Box 9 0828: Unidentified woman, portrait 1865 - recto: Bust view of an unidentified woman with albinism.; verso: na.
Box 9 0837: Unidentified woman, portrait 1870 - recto: Bust view in profile of an unidentified woman with albinism.; verso: na.
Box 9 0839: Unidentified woman, portrait 1870 - recto: Bust view of an unidentified woman with albinism.; verso: na.
Box 11 0951: Unidentified woman, portrait 1880 - recto: Three-quarter view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a fat lady, sitting, wearing a dress with flowers around neck line. She is posed with her hand on her necklace, drawing her arm across her chest to draw attention to her bicep.; verso: difficult to read name inscribed.
Box 11 0954: Unidentified woman, portrait 1885 - recto: Bust view of an unidentified Black woman, photographed as a fat lady, sitting. She is smiling, wearing a sleeveless dress and beaded necklace. Her hand rests on her chest, drawing her arm across her and emphasizing her bicep.; verso: na.
Box 12 0966: Unidentified woman, portrait 1880 - recto: Three-quarter view of an unidentified woman with albinism sitting in chair, her elbows resting on the couch arm. There are flowers on a table beside her.; verso: na.
Box 12 0972: Unidentified woman, portrait 1885 - recto: Three-quarter view of an unidentified woman with albinism standing with her arms resting on a studio prop.; verso: na.
Box 12 0984: Unidentified woman, portrait 1885 - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white woman wearing a sleeveless top to display the tattoos on her chest and arms.; verso: na.
Box 12 0992: Unidentified woman, portrait 1885 - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white woman performing as a Circassian, wearing a sleeveless top and flower brooch. Her hair is teased into an Afro style.; verso: na.
Box 8 0620: Unidentified woman, seated 1865 - recto: Three-quarter view of an unidentified woman with facial hair, seated.; verso: na.
Box 9 0784: Unidentified woman, seated 1865 - recto: Full view of an unidentified woman with crossed eyes sitting in a chair.; verso: na.
Box 9 0811: Unidentified woman, seated 1875 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman sitting in a chair with her elbow resting on the arm. Her hair is fashioned into an Afro style, likely indicating that she is performing as a Circassian.; verso: Text reads, "Miss Zuruly [illegible]".
Box 9 0812: Unidentified woman, seated 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman sitting with her elbow resting on a studio prop. Her hair is fashioned into an Afro style, likely indicating that she is performing as a Circassian.; verso: na.
Box 9 0813: Unidentified woman, seated 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman sitting in a chair. Her hair is fashioned into an Afro style, likely indicating that she is performing as a Circassian.; verso: na.
Box 9 0816: Unidentified woman, seated 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman sitting in a chair with her hands clasped in her lap. Her hair is fashioned into an Afro style, likely indicating that she is performing as a Circassian.; verso: na.
Box 9 0817: Unidentified woman, seated 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman sitting in a chair on a tiled floor. Her hair is fashioned into an Afro style, likely indicating that she is performing as a Circassian.; verso: na.
Box 12 0961: Unidentified woman, seated 1885 - recto: Full view of an unidentified woman with albinism sitting in a chair with a studio backdrop behind her, wearing a lace trimmed dress.; verso: Text with illegible name, "[age 22 / [illegible text / aug 27 1891/ [illegible text]".
Box 12 1005: Unidentified woman, seated 1875 - recto: Full side view stereograph of an unidentified white woman sitting in chair, her long hair arranged to cover her. Printed on the photo is, "A wonderful head of hair".; verso: na.
Box 9 0754: Unidentified woman, standing 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a midget, standing with her hand resting on a piece of studio furniture.; verso: na.
Box 9 0775: Unidentified woman, standing 1875 - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman standing with her hands resting on the back of a chair. Her hair reaches her ankles.; verso: Text reads, "Miss Zoe Zeola / Circassian Lady / Hair 5 feet 6 inches long".
Box 9 0810: Unidentified woman, standing 1870 - recto: Three-quarter view of an unidentified white woman, standing. Her hair is fashioned into an Afro style, likely indicating that she is performing as a Circassian.; verso: na.
Box 9 0829: Unidentified woman, standing 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified woman with albinism standing with one arm resting on a studio prop.; verso: na.
Box 10 0870: Unidentified woman, standing 1880 - recto: Full view of an unidentified woman wearing a long dress and hat. Difficult to read inscription at the bottom of the card is likely her name.; verso: Long inscription and subjects signature.
Box 9 0788: Unidentified young boy 1875 - recto: Full view of an unidentified young white boy wearing a costume, standing on a stool with his hands resting on the back of a chair. He is likely an acrobat. The same boy is featured in becker_eisenmann_00805.; verso: difficult to read inscription.
Box 9 0789: Unidentified young boy 1875 - recto: Full view of an unidentified young white boy wearing a costume, standing on a stool with his arms crossed over his chest. He is likely an acrobat. The same boy is featured in becker_eisenmann_00804.; verso: na.
Box 10 0847: Unidentified young child 1885 - recto: Full view of an unidentified young child with vitiligo sitting in a covered chair, wearing a beaded necklace and shorts.; verso: na.
Box 8 0618: Unidentified young girl 1870 - recto: Full view of an unidentified young girl with facial hair on her forehead and cheeks. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Bearded Girl. / Seven years old."; verso: na.
Box 12 0970: Unidentified young girl, portrait 1885 - recto: Bust view of an unidentified young girl with albinism wearing a dark dress and necklace.; verso: Text reads, "Was at Wilmington on exibition/ June, 8th & 9th - 1893 they travel in / a very fine wagon. They came on / Thursday afternoon and left early / Saturday morning. she was born / near [illegible] Oh 9 years ago / and they have traveled with her / 6 years."
Box 8 0581: Unidentified young man and woman 1865 - recto: Full view of an unidentified young man and woman, both of whom appear to have microcephaly, holding hands. Printed text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "The Wild Australian Children".; verso: 2 cent stamp.
Box 9 0799: Unidentified young woman 1870 - recto: Bust view of an unidentified young white woman with her hair teased into an Afro style, likely performing as a Circassian.; verso: na.
Box 8 0619A: Unidentified young woman, standing 1856 - recto: Full view of an unidentified young woman with facial hair standing in front of a plain studio background, wearing silk trousers and tunic with a flat hat.; verso: na.
Ronald G. Becker collection of sideshow memorabilia
Photographs
Box 15 1124-38: 10 Big Shows train car - recto: Full view of a train car with people posed in front. The far end of the train car reads, "John Robinson's / 4 / Big Circuses / 2 Stages". The near end reads, "10 Big Shows Combined. / 3 / Combined Menageries / & / Wild West Hippodrome". A sign on the car reads, "Robinson / Monday / Sept / 6". Handwritten text next to it reads, "Photo by Willis". Thirteen men are standing in front of the car, posing for the photo. Handwritten text at the bottom of the photo reads, "W.M. Dale Car Manager / at Right End / Ben Miller - Lithographer / at Left End / 87A / Bernard 1934".; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-35: 8-Horse team band wagon 1884 - recto: Side view of an eight horse team pulling a wagon with a band on top. Text written below the photo reads, "No. 173 - Close up of 8 horse team band wagon / Ringling Bros - 1884 - Bernard".; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-15: Adam Forepaugh Shows advertising information 1893 - recto: Full view of a train car with twelve white men posing in front for the photograph. Text printed below the photo reads, "4 Paw's Famous / Advertising Car No. 4. The Hustler -- 1893 / Frank H. Tyner, Agent." On the left side, printed text reads, "Lithographers. / Walter Gilmore / W. F. Murphy. / Litho. Boards. / E. C. Baird. / W. F. Herbert. / Banners. / Joe Green." On the right side, printed text reads, "Bill Posters. / John Sharp, Chief. / Harry Reed. / Cas. E. Knox. / Al. Foss. / Geo. Houghtaling / Geo. Shandley."; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-16: Adam Forepaugh Shows group photo 1889 - recto: Full view of a group of nineteen men standing and sitting around the porch of a house. Text written at the top of the photo reads, "W. M Dale Car Manager / Adam 4 paw Show 1889".; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-60: Advertisement for Ford Theater's performance on April 14th, 1865 with image of W.J. Ferguson - recto: Advertisement clipping for Our American Cousin with text by Bernard and reproduced photo of William J. Ferguson, who performed as a stage actor. Typed text of the description on the photograph reads, "Photographed Reproduction / from the Original. / Newspaper display in / a Washington, D.C. Paper / Friday morning April / 14th. 1865. / Announcing the benefit / performance for Miss / Laura Keene that night / at Ford's Theater. / This performance is the one during which / President Lincoln was assasinated[sic]. / To the right is photo / of Mr. W. J. Ferguson, an / actor in the cast of/ Our American Cousin, / who was standing in / the wings and saw / Booth shoot President / Lincoln."; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-67: Agnes Schmidt standing outside tent - recto: Full view of Agnes Schmidt, who performed with the name The Girl with the Rubber Skin, standing outside a tent. She is wearing shorts and holding the skin of her thighs away from her body with each hand.; verso: Text reads, "Miss. Agnes C. Schmidt the girl with the Rubber Skin. Shin from her hips to her knees drooped way down."
Box 15 1124-5: Al G. Barnes Circus wagons and horses 1931 - recto: View of horse teams and wagons. Text on one of the wagons reads "Leopards" and "Pumas". Written in the bottom left corner of the photo is, "Parade wagon ready to go to lot. / Al G. Barnes Circus, Iowa Falls, Iowa: Season of 1931. / Bernard".; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-90: Albert Alberta Karas with unidentified person - recto: Full view of Albert Alberta Karas sitting in a chair with an unidentified person standing behind them. Karas is looking into a hand mirror. Both people are bare-chested.; verso: Text reads, "Born in France. Perhaps the first time in medical history that normal parents gave birth to two morphedites, the rear one is female from the waist upward and male there down, the other one is doubled sexed one side of body being male, the other female."
Box 15 1123-150: Alice Wade, standing - recto: Full view of Alice Wade, a white woman who performed as a fat girl, standing, wearing a tight body suit.; verso: Text reads, "Alice Wade of Dallas Texas / 18 years old, weighed 550 pounds / posed in long underwear".
Box 14 1123-140: Alice, seated - recto: Smiling Alice. 18 years old, weighed 625 pounds.; verso: Women.
Box 14 1123-71: Allistaire MacWilkie holding bagpipes - recto: Full view of Allistaire MacWilkie, a white man, standing with his beard resting on the floor. He is wearing Highland dress and holding deflated bagpipes.; verso: Text reads, "Allistaire Mac Wilkie from Pethire, Scottland had his whiskers, 12 feet long at Coney Island in 1930."
Box 14 1123-23: Aloisia Wagner sitting on table - recto: Full view of Aloisia Wagner, a white woman with no arms or legs who performed with the name Violetta, posed on a table. Text on the photo reads, "Violetta / 19 years old - the / only armless / Half-Woman / on / Earth / World Museum / 508-510 S. Main / Los Angeles."; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-142: Alpine Blitch posing on couch - recto: Full horizontal view of Alpine Blitch, a white woman who performed as a fat girl. She is lying posed on her side on a couch, smiling.; verso: Text reads, "Alpine, the Florida fat girl, 20 years old, 84 inch waist, arms 24 inches, thighs 75 inches and 64 inches tall."
Box 14 1123-68: Alyora Green holding pot - recto: Full view of Alyora Green, a Black woman, sitting on the floor, reaching for a pot on a small table in front of her. She wears a short costume and tiara. Her short left arm and leg are visible.; verso: Text reads, "Alyora Green born in Kentucky. Had short stubby arms and legs like a turtle. Married twice, had 6 toes on each foot and 6 fingers on hand."
Box 13 1068: Amalie standing with unidentified woman - recto: Full view of a white woman identified at the bottom of the card as Amalie, who performed as a giant. She is standing, holding a rose, wearing a tightly wrapped dress. An unidentified smaller white woman stands beside her, looking up. Printed text at the bottom of the photo reads, "Amalie / The German Beauty. The Most / Perfect Giantess on Earth / 7 feet 2 inches".; verso: na.
Box 13 1022: Anna Swan and Martin Van Buren Bates advertising card 1879 - recto: Advertising card with artwork of Anna Swan and Martin Van Buren Bates, two white people who performed as giants, standing with a smaller unidentified white man. Printed text reads, "On Exhibition in Main Tent in / W.W. Coles N.Y. & N.O. Circus and Menagerie &c. / The Two Tallest People on Earth / Each (Lacking 1/2 inch ) 8 feet high / combined weight one Half Ton. / Clay & Company. Buffalo, N.Y. / The Giants. / M.V. Bates and Wife".; verso: Advertising.
Box 13 1023: Anna Swan and Martin Van Buren Bates advertising card 1879 - recto: Advertising card with artwork of Anna Swan and Martin Van Buren Bates, two white people who performed as giants, standing with a smaller unidentified white man. Printed text reads, "On Exhibition in Main Tent in / W.W. Coles N.Y. & N.O. Circus and Menagerie &c. / The Two Tallest People on Earth / Each (Lacking 1/2 inch ) 8 feet high / combined weight one Half Ton. / Clay & Company. Buffalo, N.Y. / The Giants. / M.V. Bates and Wife".; verso: Advertising.
Box 15 1124-28: Archie Royers standing in front of backdrop 1893 - recto: Full view of Archie Royers, a white man who performed as a clown, standing in front of a studio backdrop of a garden with exotic plants. He is wearing a suit and holding a cane in one hand with a top hat and coat in the other. Text written at the bottom of the photo reads "Archie Royers, Clown, Walt & Maine Circus 189[3?]"; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-65: Arthur Loos, portrait circa 1930s - recto: Bust view of Arthur Loos, a man who performed with the name The Rubber Skinned Man.; verso: Text reads, "Arthur Loos, the rubber skinned man. His cheeks drop down 18 inches. At Chicago World Fair in Believe It Or Not show."
Box 13 1104: Artwork of P.T. Barnum's home in Bridgeport, Conn. - recto: Colored postcard of a house and drive. Text printed in the upper left corner reads, "Former Home of P.T. Barnum, Bridgeport, Conn."; verso: Inscription and address. Canastota NY. Published by Bridgeport News Co. Made in Germany Post mark of Stratford Conn, 1909 one cent stamp.
Box 14 1123-15: Avilla T. Camerlin and granddaughter - recto: Full view of Avilla Camerlin, a white man, seated with his granddaughter in his lap, both with their feet up to show six toes on their feet.; verso: Text reads, "Avilla T. Camerlin holding granddaughter they 6 toes on each foot."
Box 14 1123-14: Avilla T. Camerlin, reclining - recto: Full view of Avilla Camerlin, a white man, reclining in a chair with his feet up, showing six toes on both feet.; verso: Text reads, "Avilla T. Camerlin Providence, RI showing his feet which have six toes."
Box 15 1123-143: Babe, standing - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the verso as Jolly Babe, who performed as a fat girl, holding the skirt of her short dress in each hand.; verso: Text reads, "The Farmer Fat Girl Jolly Babe / 5 feet 9 inches tall from the / state of Tennessee. 19 years / old weighed 635 pounds."
Box 15 1124-12: Band on a circus truck 1932 - recto: Full view of a circus truck with a band comprised of at least seven white men on top. The truck is driving through a neighborhood. One Black woman and one Black man are watching the truck from in front of a house. Text at the bottom left corner of the photo reads, "Downie Circus, / Oct. 26, 1932".; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-30: Barn where Newton Bros. Circus wintered 1872 - recto: View of a barn. Text written at the bottom of the photo reads, "Barn Where Newton Brothers Circus & / Indian Show Wintered 1872". Text printed at the top of the photo reads, "Half Century Circus Reviews / By Chas Bernard / Riverside Place Savannah, Ga."; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-6: Barnum & Bailey Circus three-canopy band wagon 1883 - recto: Drawing of horse-pulled wagon holding a band. Written at the top of the picture is, "Barnum & Bailey Circus Three Canopy Band Wagon / 1883 Season - close up view- Bernard".; verso: na.
Box 13 1106: Barnum Institute of Science and History - recto: Colored postcard of the Barnum Institute of Science and History in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Text printed in the bottom left corner reads, "Barnum Institute of Science and History, Bridgeport, Conn."; verso: Pub. by Danziger & Berman, Conn.
Box 13 1057: Bertha Ritchie - recto: Bust view of Bertha Ritchie, a white woman who performed as a tattooed lady with the name Princess Beatrice, posed with her back to the camera to show an image of The Last Supper tattooed on her back with the text "Love One Another" tattooed beneath it. Text on the banner tattooed above the image reads, "Do Unto Others As You Would That They Should Do Unto You." Text printed on the bottom of the photo reads, "Princess Beatrice / Famous Tattooed Lady".; verso: na.
Box 13 1056: Betty Broadbent, posing - recto: Full horizontal view of Betty Broadbent, a white woman who performed as a tattooed lady, sitting on the floor with a balloon behind her. She is wearing a short costume to display the tattoos covering her body. Printed text on the left side of the image reads, "Betty Broadbent / Tattooed Lady".; verso: Printed text reads, "Began having the tattooing placed / upon my body at the age of seven- / teen, taking five years to complete / it, as you now see it. It was done / for professional reason only. I have / no regrets for having chosen this / most unusual career./ Betty Broadbent."
Box 14 1123-38: Betty Williams, reclining 1932-1955 - recto: Photograph of Betty Williams, a Black woman, reclining on a couch with the limbs of the parasitic twin attached at her abdomen visible.; verso: Text reads, "Betty Williams. A siamese twin grows out of her abdomin with its head inside her body. She passed on in March 1955."
Box 14 1123-33: Betty Williams, standing 1932-1955 - recto: Full view of Betty Williams, a Black girl with a parasitic twin joined at her abdomen. She is standing, holding the limbs of her parasitic twin. The bottom of the card is printed, "Betty Williams - Born Jan 10, 1932 / With four legs and three arms."; verso: Text reads, "Betty Williams, siamese twin at age of 13."
Box 14 1123-45: Betty, seated 1920-1950 - recto: Full view of a white woman identified at the bottom of the card as Baby Betty, who performed as a fat lady, posing seated in her undergarments.; verso: Text reads, "Baby Betty, weighing about 600 pounds. Died 1949."
Box 13 1204: Billy Andrews standing with chair - recto: Full view of Billy Andrews, a white man, wearing an acrobat costume with a shirt, short skirt, and tights patterned with leaves. He is leaning on chair with his left elbow. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Billy Andrews."; verso: na.
Box 12 1014: Bingham Ventriloquist with Gen. Tom Thumb's Museum, advertising card 1880 - recto: Advertising card in the shape of a painters palette. The artwork depicts four people in small chairs and a white man standing with his left arm outstretched over them. Text reads, "Bingham Ventriloquist / with / Gen'l. Tom Thumb's Museum / H.R. Jacobs, Manager".; verso: advertising.
Box 13 1158: Blanch Gray holding fan - recto: Full view of Blanche Gray, a white woman who performed as a fat girl, wearing a ruffled dress and holding a fan.; verso: na.
Box 13 1154: Blanch Gray reclining on couch - recto: Full horizontal view of Blanche Gray, a white woman who performed as a fat girl, wearing a ruffled dress, reclining on a sofa.; verso: na.
Box 13 1155: Blanch Gray reclining on couch - recto: Full horizontal view of Blanche Gray, a white woman who performed as a fat girl, wearing a ruffled dress, reclining on a sofa.; verso: na.
Box 13 1160: Blanch Gray standing with chair - recto: Full view of Blanche Gray, who performed as a fat girl, wearing a ruffled dress with a chain, standing with her arm resting on the back of a chair.; verso: na.
Box 13 1161: Blanch Gray standing with chair - recto: Full view of Blanche Gray, a white woman who performed as a fat girl, wearing a ruffled dress with a chain, standing with her arm resting on the back of a chair.; verso: na.
Box 13 1162: Blanch Gray standing with chair - recto: Full view of Blanche Gray, a white woman who performed as a fat girl, wearing a ruffled dress with a chain, standing with her arm resting on the back of a chair.; verso: na.
Box 13 1156: Blanch Gray, portrait - recto: Bust view of Blanche Gray, a white woman who performed as a fat girl, wearing a ruffled dress with a chain.; verso: na.
Box 13 1157: Blanch Gray, portrait - recto: Bust view of Blanche Gray, a white woman who performed as a fat girl, wearing a ruffled dress with a chain.; verso: na.
Box 13 1159: Blanch Gray, portrait - recto: Bust view of Blanche Gray, a white woman who performed as a fat girl, wearing a ruffled dress with a chain.; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-92: Bobby Kork, standing - recto: Full view of Bobby Kork standing nude, holding a piece of fabric to cover themself. Text in the bottom right hand of the image reads, "Bobby Kork / ? / 2691-B".; verso: Text reads, "Bobby Kork, a double-sexed paradox from Trenton, N.J."
Box 14 1123-44: Bonita, seated 1900-1920 - recto: Full view of a white woman identified at the bottom of the card as Bonita, sitting. She performed as a midget fat lady.; verso: Text reads, "Bonita, the midget fat girl."
Box 15 1123-168: Bonita, seated 1913 - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the verso as Bonita, who performed as a midget fat girl, sitting in a chair, smiling. She is wearing a short dress with a pattern of flowers.; verso: Text reads, "Bonita the midget fat / Girl with Dreamland circus / 1913".
Box 15 1124-56: Bust view and two cameos of George Adams - recto: Bust view of George Adams, who performed as a clown, wearing makeup and clown costume. Two smaller cameo photos of him are included in the top right and left corners. Text written at the bottom of the photo reads, "Geo A. Adams / The World Famous Clown / Past and Present".; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-18: Buster Scott and unidentified man - recto: Full view of Buster Scott, a white man, seated with his feet up. Another unidentified white man sits beside him with one foot propped up to emphasize the size of Scott's feet.; verso: Text reads, "Buster Scott. Claimed he had the largest feet in the world. He weighed 170 pounds. 26 years old. His feet were 16 inches long and 8 inches wide. Middle toe had a circumference of 5 1/2 inches."
Box 15 1123-204: Calf and unidentified man - recto: Full horizontal view of an unidentified white man holding a calf with two legs in a standing position.; verso: Typed text reads, "Two legged calf owned by D. E. Smedley, Rush- / ville, Illinois."
Box 15 1124-50: Canopy-topped bandwagon drawn by eight horses 1904 - recto: View of a circus wagon in a field, hitched to a team of eight horses. Handwritten text at the bottom of the photo reads, "Great Wallace Circus Canopy Top Bandwagon, 1904." Handwritten text on the mount below the photo reads, "#82 Great Wallace Circus Canopy Top / Bandwagon - close up side view - / Season 1904".; verso: na.
Box 13 1077: Carmen, Delores, and Paul Del Rio 1938 - recto: Full view of Paul, Carmen, and Delores Del Rio, siblings who performed as midgets. They are standing posed together. Text printed on the card reads, "The / Three Del Rios / Madrid Spain / Mamid's Million Dollar Pier / Atlantic City, NJ"; verso: Oracajo Photo Art OH.
Box 13 1078: Carmen, Delores, and Paul Del Rio 1938 - recto: Full view of Paul, Carmen, and Delores Del Rio, siblings who performed as midgets, standing posed together. Text printed on the bottom of the photo reads, "The / Three Del Rios / Madrid Spain"; verso: Oracajo Photo Art OH Text reads, " [illegible text] / exposition/ Miss C. M...gard / 713 Grant St. / ...OH."
Box 19 1139: Charles Edwards, 1905 - tattooed man and sword walker
Box 13 1201: Charles Sherwood Stratton and Lavinia Warren posing with chair 1863 - recto: Full view of Lavinia Warren, a white woman who performed as a midget, leaning on the shoulder of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb. There is a difficult to read inscription at the bottom of the card, "[?] [?] - 1863."; verso: na.
Box 13 1207: Charles Sherwood Stratton and Lavinia Warren wearing wedding attire - recto: Full view of Charles Sherwood Stratton, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb, and Lavinia Warren, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing in front of a studio backdrop with their arms linked. Warren wears a wedding dress and veil; Stratton wears a suit and bowtie. Text printed at the bottom of the card reads, "Mr. and Mrs. "General Tom Thumb" / in their wedding costumes." followed by a copyright notice.; verso: Text reads, "Compliments of Charles ... Stratton / compliments of Lavinia Warren Stratton."
Box 13 1199: Charles Sherwood Stratton, Lavinia Warren, George Washington Morrison Nutt, and Minnie Warren - recto: Full view of four people standing together. From viewer's left to right, Charles Sherwood Stratton, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb, Lavinia Warren, a white woman who performed as a midget, George Washington Morrison Nutt, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Nutt, and Minnie Warren, a white woman who performed as a midget. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Gen. 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".; verso: Text reads, "Compliments of / Charles Stratton / Lavinia Warren Stratton / .....McNutt / Minnie Warren."
Box 14 1123-11: Charles Tripp and Eli Bowen on a bicycle 1897 - recto: Full outdoor view of Charles Tripp and Eli Bowen, two white men, on a tandem bicycle, Tripp pedaling while Bowen steers.; verso: Text reads, "Charles B. Trippe pedeling [sic] bike while Eli Bowen at the handle bars had no legs but small feet at his hips. Taken 1897."
Box 13 1098: Charles Tripp shaving - recto: Full view of Charles Tripp, a white man with no arms, sitting in a chair, shaving with his feet. [Charles B Tripp]; verso: Text reads, "George Fordham / Muscaline / Iowa".
Box 14 1123-21: Charley Barnett, seated 1951 - recto: Bust view of Charley Barnett, a white man. He is seated, smiling, holding his hands up.; verso: Text reads, "The seal man with Rinaling [sic] in 1951, had short flipperlike arms. His name is Charley Barnett."
Box 14 1123-116: Charlotte Hoyer looking in mirror - recto: Bust view of Charlotte Hoyer, a white woman who performed as a sword swallower, sitting with her back to the camera, bare-chested to show the tattoos on her back. She is looking at the camera through a mirror held in her hand.; verso: Text reads, "Charlotte Hoyer a professional sword swallower of Germany."
Box 15 1123-157: Charlotte Vogel, standing - recto: Three-quarter view of Charlotte Vogel standing with her back to the camera, posing nude to show the wrinkled texture of her skin. Text printed in the top right corner reads," Susi / Elephant / Skin / Girl".; verso: Text reads, "Her skin the color and texture / of an elephant's and must be / oiled to prevent cracking."
Box 14 1123-66: Charlotte Vogel, standing, two views - recto: Full view in two photos of Charlotte Vogel, a woman who performed with the name Susie the Elephant Skin Girl. She is posing nude, holding fabric over herself.; verso: Text reads, "Susie the elephant skin girl."
Box 13 1021: Choung Chi Lang, advertising card 1880 - recto: Advertising card with artwork depicting Choung Chi Lang, who performed as a giant, with his wife standing beside him. Printed text reads, "Choung Chi Lang / Wife with 3 inch feet / and suite / G.B Bunnell's Museum / Broadway & 9th St N.Y."; verso: advertising.
Box 14 1123-106: Christina, posing on floor - recto: Full view of a woman identified on the verso as Christina sitting on a cushion on the floor, propped up on one hand, her legs stretched out in front of her. She is wearing a short costume to show the texture of her skin. A studio backdrop of alligators is behind her.; verso: Text reads, "Christina the elephant skinned girl. Her skin is like that of an elephant."
Box 15 1124-1: Circus wagon and elephants - recto: Vertical view of the front half of a wagon and two elephants.; verso: na.
Box 17 1125: Comm. Nutt 1870
Box 15 1123-199: Conjoined twin calves - recto: Full view of two very young calves with two bodies and one head.; verso: Text reads, "Siamese calf / owned by / Wm Howard / route 2/ Plattsburg, N York".
Box 14 1123-111: Corpse of an unidentified person - recto: Full view of the corpse of an unidentified person.; verso: Text reads, "This corpse has been unburied since 1909. He was a circus trumpet play, was slain over a woman by another performer. An elderly Italian paid $50 toward the burial and asked that the body be held for further instructions, but further word has not been heard."
Box 14 1123-127: Cynthia Nickloy standing with pony - recto: Full view of Cynthia Nickloy, a white woman who performed as a midget with the name Princess Marguerite, standing with a small black horse. Handwritten text at the bottom of the page reads, "Princess Marguerite / Age 23 years / Weight 25 lbs. Height 27 inch[es]."; verso: na.
Box 13 1090: Daisy and Violet Hilton - recto: Bust view of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twin sisters, wearing dresses. Text printed on the photo reads, "World Famous / Hilton Sisters / (Siamese Twins)"; verso: Text reads, "Please forward any / mail for me to / Colonial Hotel / Sarasota Fla / Geo Foreman/ Thanks/ Florida Hotel / Tampa / Fla" with a Sarasota post mark and a two cent stamp. Additional printed text reads, "Easer Productions, Inc. Booking the Hilton Sisters for personal / appearances in Drive-Ins and Theatres."
Box 14 1123-53: Daisy Earles, Gracie Doll, Tiny Doll, Harry Earles, and Dorothy Jensen outdoors 1948 - recto: Full view of the Doll siblings, three white women and a white man, standing outdoors with Dorothy Jensen, all posed for the photo. A car is visible in the background. From viewer's left to right: Daisy Earles, Gracie Doll, Tiny Doll, and Harry Earles, all of whom performed as midgets. Jensen stands between them; she was a white woman who performed as a fat lady with the name Dainty Dotty.; verso: Text reads, "The famous Doll Family midgets with Dainty Dotty the fat lady in 1948."
Box 15 1124-33: Dan Rice's Circus in Jamestown, NY 1864 - recto: Photo of Jamestown, New York on July 9, 1864. There are many people on the streets. Key includes Albert Smith's Sash and Door Factory; Ford & Wood's Furniture Factory; Sprague, Steele & Co.'s Foundry Shop; Dan Rice's Circus; and Governor Fenton's Home. Name handwritten to the right of the photo reads, "E.N. Waters."; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-32: Dan Rice's home in Girard, Pa. - recto: View of a house from across the lawn. Text printed at the top, "Half Century Circus Reviews / By Chas Bernard / Riverside Place Savannah, Ga." Handwritten text at the bottom of the photo reads, "Dan Rice Home. Girard Pa."; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-31: Dan Rice's trick horse, Excelsior Jr. 1935 - recto: Side view of a pale colored horse. Image is poorly exposed. Text printed at the bottom of the photo reads, "Dan Rice's Trick Horse, Excelsior Jr. / Reproduction by Bernard, 1935".; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-19: Dave Costello and Irene Montgomery on white horses with Walter Goodenough and two unidentified men 1920 - recto: Full view of Dave Costello, a white man who performed as a stunt rider, standing on the back of a white horse with Irene Montgomery, a white woman who performed as a stunt rider, kneeling on the back of another white horse next to his. Two unidentified white men stand on either side of the horses. Walter Goodenough, who performed as a clown, poses in full-face makeup beside one of the handlers. A group of onlookers stands at the right side of the image. Text written in the bottom right of the photo reads, "Dave Costello Riding Act Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus 1920 Season / Mounted: Dave Costello, Irene Montgomery. Clown Walter Goodenough."; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-29: Deceased conjoined twin infants 1940 - recto: Full view of the body of deceased conjoined twin babies with separate lower bodies but conjoined chest and head. People's hands hold the body to a board so it can be photographed. Image is typical of medical photography. The same children appear in becker_eisenmann_01138.; verso: Text reads, "Baby with one head but two separate bodies (both males) born at Monards, Maine, 1940. Lived but a few hours."
Box 14 1123-30: Deceased conjoined twin infants - recto: Full view of the body of deceased conjoined twin infants with separate lower bodies but conjoined chest and head. A person's hand holds the body to a board so it can be photographed. The image is typical of medical photography. The same children appear in becker_eisenmann_01138.; verso: Text reads, "Another view of a baby born with one head and two bodies."
Box 14 1123-32: Deceased conjoined twin infants 1938 - recto: Full view of the body of deceased conjoined twin infants who share a body but have two heads.; verso: Text reads, "Baby with two heads, one body. Born at Piggott, Arkansas, 1938. It died soon after birth."
Box 14 1123-36: Deceased conjoined twin infants - recto: Full view of the body of deceased conjoined twin infants with separate lower bodies but conjoined chest and head. The same children appear in becker_eisenmann_01137 and becker_eisenmann_01138.; verso: Text reads, "Siamese babies in Monard, Maine. One head, two bodies and both males."
Box 14 1123-137: Deceased conjoined twin infants - recto: Full view of the body of deceased conjoined twins who had one head but two bodies.; verso: Text reads, "Children."
Box 14 1123-34: Deceased infant 1939 - recto: Full view of the body of a deceased infant with physical abnormalities.; verso: Text reads, "This baby was born in a Effingham, ILL hospital in 1939. It had a tail, no eyes, no nostrils, enlarged ears, misshaped hands and weight almost 30 pounds at birth. Died soon after birth."
Box 15 1123-160: Delores Connatto, standing - recto: Full view of Delores Connatto, a white woman who performed as a fat lady. She is smiling, standing nude, holding a sheer black cloth in front of her.; verso: Text reads, "Delores Connatto".
Box 15 1124-51: Dog and pony show - recto: View of four dogs performing in a ring. Two dogs stand on their hind legs, holding a gate with a hoop on top, while two other dogs jump through the hoop. On either side of them, two paint ponies stand with their front feet on buckets. An unidentified white man in a suit walks toward the dogs. Other dogs are seen sitting and lying at the near edge of the photo. A crowd of spectators watches in the stands.; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-54: Dog performing in a show - recto: View of a dog standing at the top of two ladders in the ring, its front feet on one ladder and its rear feet on the other. An unidentified white man commands the dog. A crowd of spectators sits in the stands.; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-52: Dogs performing in a show - recto: View of two dogs performing in the ring. One of the dogs is leaping from a ramp over two stacked barrels on a table. The other dog is running up to the ramp. Two unidentified white men in suits are commanding the dogs. A crowd of spectators sits in the stands.; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-53: Dogs performing in a show - recto: View of a dog leaping over barrels in the ring. Three unidentified white men are commanding the dogs. A group of other dogs sits at the near edge of the photo. A crowd of spectators sits in the stands.; verso: na.
Box 15 1123-200: Dolly the cow with unidentified handler 1951 - recto: Full horizontal view of an adult cow with two heads. An unidentified white man stands with her.; verso: Text reads, "Dolly the living two headed adult cow / Shown at Ocian View Park, Norfolk, Va./ 1951."
Box 14 1123-81: Dora Sutherland standing with prop 1900 - recto: Full view of Dora Sutherland, a white woman, standing with her arms resting on a studio prop. Her hair is loose down her back, the end resting on the floor.; verso: Text reads, "Dora Sutherland of Lockport, N.Y. 1900. Her hair drags the floor."
Box 14 1123-84: Doremma standing with prop fence circa 1890 - recto: Full view of a white woman who performed as a Circassian with the name Doremma, standing in front of a studio fence. Her hair is teased into an Afro style. Partially legible handwritten text in the upper right corner reads, "TK B[?] / [?] Rd / August 23 18[?]"; verso: Text reads, "Doremma the cirassian with bushy hair. 1890."
Box 14 1123-49: Dorothy Jensen posing with fans 1941 - recto: Full view of Dorothy Jensen, a white woman who performed as a fat lady with the name Dainty Dotty. She is posing nude, standing, covering herself with an open fan. Handwritten text at the bottom of the image reads, "Dainty Dotty / 585 lbs / Theatrical Chicago".; verso: Text reds, "Dainty Dotty a Ringling Bros. fat girl 1941."
Box 13 1087: Eddie Masher, standing - recto: Full view of Eddie Masher, a white man who performed as a skeleton man, wearing a top hat and holding a cane. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Eddie Masher, Skeleton Dude , / Height 5 ft. 7 in. Weight 38 lbs."; verso: Pub. by Kraus mfg. Co., NY.
Box 13 1109: Eddie Taylor with crowd - recto: Picture of Eddie Taylor, a Black man photographed as a midget, smiling, standing behind a wall with people learning over and looking down at him. Text written at the top and bottom of the card reads, "2 ft. 11. age 41 59 lbs. / Little Eddie Taylor"; verso: Biography :One of the World's smaller Men.
Box 14 1123-76: Eleander Tarantino, standing 1944 - recto: Full view of Eleander Tarantino, a white woman, standing with her back to the camera. Her hair is pulled over one shoulder to show a long section of hair growing from her back.; verso: Text reads, "Eleander Tarantino. With Worthy Carnival in 1944. A tuft of hair 19 inches long growing between her shoulders."
Box 15 1124-49: Elephants in parade on city street 1931 - recto: View of four elephants in a parade, walking down the street. The first and last elephants have riders, and the first two elephants are wearing some sort of advertisement. There are people walking on the sidewalks. Handwritten text at the bottom left of the photo reads, "Spark's R.R. Circus, 1931."; verso: na.
Box 15 1123-151: Eli Bowen seated on table - recto: Full view of Eli Bowen, a white man with feet and no legs, sitting on a table.; verso: Text reads, "Eli Brown born without legs / but had feet which grew out / of his hips. He was married / and had a large family."
Box 14 1123-22: Eli Bowen with his wife and child - recto: Full view of Eli Bowen, a white man with no legs, seated on a covered stool with an unidentified white woman, likely his wife, and one of his children.; verso: Text reads, "The legless Eli Borven and one of his many children. he was born with no legs, but feet grew from his hips. A famous Barnum-Baily [sic] attraction."
Box 13 1063: Elma seated with two dogs - recto: View of a white woman identified on the bottom of the card as Elma, photographed as a fat lady, holding two dogs. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Elma and Her Pets".; verso: Inscription and address. Printed text reads, "Made By A. H. Bangort. Cedar Falls, Ia." 2 cent stamp.
Box 13 1073: Elmer Odell and Valetta Smith - recto: Full view of Elmer Odell, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Prince Elmer, and Valetta Smith, a white woman who performed as a midget with the name Princess Valetta, standing. Text printed on the bottom of the photo reads, "Prince Elmer and Princess Valetta".; verso: Text reads, "Circus People".
Box 15 1123-170: Elora Mary King, portrait - recto: Bust view of Elora Mary King, a Black woman who performed as a fat lady, wearing a light colored dress. She is posing with one hand on her hip to draw attention to the size of her bicep.; verso: Text reads, "Elora Mary King, 22 years old. / Weighed 671 pounds. A widow / with a child. Eats 4 loves of / bread daily. 2 quarts milk / at a meal."
Box 15 1123-145: Ethel wearing U.S. flag dress - recto: Full view of a white woman who performed as a fat lady, identified at the bottom of the photo as Jolly Ethel. She is sitting on a studio prop, wearing a short dress printed as the United States flag. A studio backdrop possibly depicting a bay with a distant building is behind her. Text printed on photo reads, "Jolly Ethel".; verso: Text reads, "Jolly Ethel 19 years old, / weighted 504 pounds".
Box 13 1064: Eva La France, seated - recto: Full view of Eva La France, a white woman photographed as a fat girl, sitting in a chair. Printed text at the bottom of the photo reads, "Miss Eva La France / Age 16 years. / Weight 427 lbs."; verso: na.
Box 15 1123-196: F.C. Roland performing a pose - recto: Full view of F. C. Roland, who performed as a contortionist, with his legs over his head.; verso: Typed text reads, "F.C. Roland, the so called Indian Rubber Man."
Box 15 1123-164: Fanny Miles, seated 1880 - recto: Full view of Fanny Mills sitting in a chair, her feet out before her to show their size, one propped on a pillow.; verso: Text reads, "Fanny Miles, the colored woman / with enormous feet. In / Cincinnatti in 1880".
Box 13 1110: Fat Albert seated in chair - recto: Full view of Fat Albert, whose real name may have been Kent Nicholson, sitting in an armchair with no shirt on. Text written at the top of the cards reads, "Fat Albert 856 lb"; verso: Printed text reads, "I always like to meet new friends, / God bless you. / Hey! Hey! Hey!"
Box 14 1123-77: Fedor Jeftichew - recto: Bust view of Fedor Jeftichew, a man who performed with the name Jo-Jo the Dog Faced Boy. He is posing with a blanket held in front of him so only his face is visible.; verso: Text reads, "Jo-Jo, the dog faced boy pictured over the top of blanket. 26 years old and 5 feet tall. Hair of silken texture, like a canine covered his body completely to eight inches long."
Box 15 1124-55: Four views of circus elephants, horses and wagons - recto: Four photos of wagons and animals in a parade. Top left shows an elephant pulling a wagon with another elephant beside it, top right shows animals in a caged wagon, bottom left shows two elephants pulling a wagon, bottom right shows three horses.; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-9: Frances O'Conner holding cigarette - recto: Full view of Frances O'Conner, a white woman, holding a cigarette between her toes.; verso: Text reads, "Frances O'Conner born without arms. Learned to use her feet for every purpose."
Box 14 1123-10: Frances O'Conner holding cup - recto: Full view of Frances O'Conner sitting with a cup held by her toes.; verso: Text reads, "Frances O'Conner used her feet like you do your hands."
Box 13 1096: Frances O'Connor seated on table - recto: Full view of Frances O'Connor, a white woman, seated on a table, touching her head with her foot. She has no arms. Text written on the photo reads, "4102 / Sells-Floto Circus".; verso: Text reads, "Francis O'Connor".
Box 17 1112B: Francesco Lentini seated on stool 1920 - recto: Full view of Francisco Lentini, a white man, sitting on a stool with his third leg posed to be visible.; verso: Text reads, "F[illegible] Lentini".
Box 14 1123-125: Francis Joseph Flynn wearing top hat - recto: Full view of Francis Joseph Flynn, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Mite, standing against a black backdrop. He is wearing a suit and top hat.; verso: Text reads, "Major Mite with Ringling's for many years. 18 years old when this picture was taken. 26 inches tall, weighed 15 pounds. A perfect formed man."
Box 14 1123-50: Francis Joseph Flynn, standing - recto: Full view of Francis Joseph Flynn, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Mite, standing, wearing a suit and top hat and holding a cane. Text written in the bottom right hand corner of the image reads, "Major Mite / Age 22 Years / Weight 20 Pounds / Height 26 inches".; verso: Text reads, "Major Mite at the age of 22, weighed 20 pounds, was 26 inches tall. With Ringlings."
Box 14 1123-82: Francis Murphey, seated circa 1930s - recto: Bust view of Francis Murphey, a white woman who performed as a bearded lady, sitting at a table with a plate and glass in front of her.; verso: Text reads, "Francis Murphey, the bearded lady. She was in the movie Freaks: 1930, reissued in 1950."
Box 14 1123-12: Francisco Lentini, seated - recto: Full view of Francisco Lentini, a white man, seated on a chair, his third leg posed to be visible beside him.; verso: Text reads, "Francisco Lentini, The Three-legged Man, with one leg on the Side. Has five Children. Was with Ringling Bros Circus for 19 Stright [sic] Seasons. Had to sex organs. He Died a few years ago."
Box 14 1123-13: Francisco Lentini, seated - recto: Full view of Francisco Lentini, a white man, seated on a chair, his third leg posed to be visible beside him.; verso: Text reads, "Francisco Lentini the 3 legged man. With Rinaling [sic] for 19 straight years. The father of 5 children."
Box 15 1123-162: Franz Taibosh with elephant - recto: Full view of Franz Taibosh, a Black South African man who performed with the name Clicko, wearing a leopard costume, standing with his hand on an elephant.; verso: Text reads, "Klikko the African bushman / with Ringling for years".
Box 14 1123-114: Franz Taibosh, Artoria Gibbons, and three unidentified people 1925 - recto: Horizontal view of a group of performers. In the back stand Franz Taibosh, a Black man from South Africa who performed with the name Clicko, and Artoria Gibbons, a white woman who performed as a tattooed lady. In the front stand three unidentified people, all of whom performed as midgets, a white woman, a white man, and a Black woman.; verso: Text reads, "Clicko posing with group of midgets and Artoria, the tattooed woman, 1925."
Box 14 1123-115: Franz Taibosh, standing 1930 - recto: Three-quarter view of Franz Taibosh, a Black man from South Africa who performed with the name Clicko, standing with his arms raised. He is wearing a leopard print costume.; verso: Text reads, "Clicko the bushman actually captured from head hunters by Capt. Hepston 1930 with Ringling Circus."
Box 15 1124-27: Fred Aymar, Equestrian Director - recto: Bust view of Fred Aymar, a white man with a mustache. Text written at the bottom of the photo reads, "Fred Aymar, Equestrian Director. / Walter L. Main Circus number of seasons." Printed text at the bottom of the card reads, "Circuses of the past / by Chas Bernard / Riverside Place Savannah, Ga."; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-36: Fred Buchanan's Yankee Robinsons Circus advertising car 1908 - recto: Full view of a train car. Handwritten text beneath the photo reads, "Fred Buchanan's Yankee Robinsons Circus, 1908. / Advertising Car. Photo from "Pop" Quinnette Collection. / No. 185 / Bernard."; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-28: Frieda Pushnik and mother - recto: Three-quarter view of Freida Pushnik, a white girl with no arms or legs, seated in her mother's lap. They're smiling at each other.; verso: Text reads, "Armless and legless Freida Pushnik at the age of 2 seated on her mothers lap."
Box 14 1123-79: George and Willie Muse wearing suits - recto: Full view of George and Willie Muse, who performed with the names Eko and Iko. They are standing, wearing suits and bowties.; verso: Text reads, "Eko and Iko the so-called sheep headed men. Their hair is like sheep wool."
Box 14 1123-55: George Auger and Tom Sodrie - recto: Full view of George Auger, a white man who performed as a giant, with Tom Sodrie, a white man who performed as a midget, sticking his head out from between Auger's coattails. They're in what appears to be an empty stadium.; verso: Text reads, "George Auger the giant, 8 ft. 6 in. tall with Midget Tom Sodrie peeking out of Georges hip pocket. Was Barnum and Bailey, 1906-1921. The midget was 25 years old, 29 inches tal."
Box 13 1024: George Costentenus - recto: Bust view drawing of George Costentenus, who performed as a tattooed man, bare-chested to display the tattoos on his arms, chest, and face. Printed: "Capt. Costentenus / The Greek Albanian / Tattooed from Head to Foot in Chinese Tartary as punishment for engaging in / Rebellion against the King."; verso: Newspaper clipping Barnum's Latest Curiosity, Tuesday January 16th 1877.
Box 13 1205: George Washington Morrison Nutt, Charles Sherwood Stratton, Lavinia Warren, and Minnie Warren - recto: Full horizontal view of four people. From viewer's left to right, George Washington Morrison Nutt, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Commodore Nutt, Charles Sherwood Stratton, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Tom Thumb, Lavinia Warren, a white woman who performed as a midget, and Minnie Warren, a white woman who performed as a midget. Lavinia Warren wears a wedding dress and veil.; verso: Text reads, "Compliments of / Charles ... Stratton / compliments of / Lavinia Warren Stratton / .....McNutt / Minnie Warren.
Box 15 1124-11: Georgia Minstrels band riding on truck 1932 - recto: Full view of the Georgia Minstrels' circus truck with a band of at least seven Black men on top with a Black woman and young girl. The truck is driving through a neighborhood. Five Black people are gathered on the grass, watching the truck. Text painted on the truck reads, "Downie Bros. Circus. / Georgia / Minstrels". Handwritten text in the bottom left corner of the photo reads, "Savannah, Ga. Oct. 26, 1932".; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-14: Georgia Minstrels circus truck and camels 25 October 1933 - recto: Photograph of the Georgia Minstrels circus truck with Downie Bros. Circus, two people sitting on top of the truck. Three camels are following behind, the first two wearing sheets with indistinct text on them. Handwritten text in the bottom left corner reads, "Savannah, Ga. Oct. 25, 1933".; verso: na.
Box 13 1093: Giacomo and Giovanni Tocci holding ball - recto: Full view of Giacomo and Giovanni Tocci, white conjoined twin boys, sitting in a chair with their arms held up together with a ball grasped in their hands. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Living 2 Headed Boy, Tocci".; verso: na.
Box 19 1138: Gleason's Pictorial Magazine companion drawing of Chang and Eng Bunker with their wives and children 1853 - recto: Drawing from Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion of Chang and Eng Bunker, Siamese-American conjoined twins, with their families. Caption below the image reads, "A characteristic group, representing Chang and Eng, the Siamese twins, with their wives and children." Image is horizontal on page; text surrounds the image on top and bottom of page. The text reads, "Chang and Eng, the Siamese twins. / On the page herewith, we give a large and finely executed pic- / ture of Chang and Eng, the famous united Siamese Twins, who / were born in the city of Meklong [sic], in Siam, in May, 1811. They / were brought to this country by the captain of the ship Sachem, / arriving in August, 1829. They were at once brought before the / public for exhibition, and during the twelve ensuing years, were / visited by millions of people, taking, in the course of their travels, / the United States, Great Britain, France, Holland, and Belgium. / They are united to each other by a ligature, or band, about three / and a half inches in length, and eight in circumference, formed at / the extremity of the breast bone of each, and extending down- / wards to the abdomen. The upper part of the band is a strong / cartilaginous substance; the lower part is soft and fleshy, and con- / tains a tube, or cavity, presumed to be about an inch and a half / in circumference. The flexibility of the cartilage is so great, that / they can readily turn those shoulders outwards which are together / when standing in a natural position. Having secured a compe- / tence by exhibiting themselves, they settled in Wilkes county, / North Carolina, but afterwards removed to Mt. Airy, Surry / County, where they now reside. Soon after taking up their abode / in this region, they simultaneously became smitten with the charms / of two very pretty sisters, named Yates, and each selecting his / partner, the four were made two with all due ceremony. This / double union has apparently proved highly satisfactory to all con- / cerned. The ladies are represented as amiable and interesting, / while it is certain that the twins are devotedly attached to their / wives. At the present time, Mr. End has six and Mr. Chang five / children, all of whom are apt scholars, and remarkably well be- / haved. They are also of a very prepossessing appearance, and / are great favorites in the community where they reside. The illus- / tration will give a perfect idea of the appearance of the families, / every likeness being copied from daguerreotypes, taken especially / for the purpose. In closing these remarks of the twins and their / families, we would say that they seem to be remarkably happy, / enjoy good health, have ample means to procure not only the / comforts but the luxuries of life, and bid fair, as far as human judgment may go, to live many more years of domestic happiness / and comfort. They are both naturalized citizens of our country."; verso:
Box 19 1137: Gleason's Pictorial Magazine The Bearded Lady of Geneva 1853
Box 19 1135: Gleason's Pictorial Magazine view of Barnum's American Museum 1853
Box 19 1136: Gleason's Pictorial Magazine view of Barnum's American Museum 1853
Box 13 1200: Goats pulling carriage - recto: Full view of a team of three or four goats hitched to a small carriage in front of a house. Hand coloring has been added on the goats' feather plumes.; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-104: Gondio and Apexia, standing - recto: Full view of a man and woman wearing fur costumes, identified on the verso as Godino (appears on other cards as Gondio) and Apexia. Both people appear to have microcephaly. Gondio holds a wooden pole.; verso: Text reads, "Godino and Apexia the pinheads, brother and sister from Burma. With Ringline prior to 1900."
Box 15 1123-154: Grace McDaniels, standing outside - recto: Three-quarter view taken outside of Grace McDaniels, who performed with the name The Mule-Faced Woman.; verso: Text reads, "Grace McDaniels the so called / Mule -Faced Woman".
Box 15 1123-155: Grace McDaniels, standing outside - recto: 3/4 front view taken outside of Grace McDaniels, who performed with the name The Mule-Faced Woman.; verso: Text reads, "The so called / Mule -Faced / Woman".
Box 15 1123-153: Grady Stiles, seated - recto: Full view of Grady Styles, a white boy who performed with the name The Lobster Boy, sitting. He is holding his hands up to show the shape of his two fingers on each hand, and his feet are visible at the bottom of the image.; verso: Text reads, "Grady Stiles the so called / Lobster Boy he is the third / generation of males to be born / this way".
Box 13 1149: Group of three unidentified men, a woman, and child - recto: Full view of three unidentified Black men standing, one unidentified Black woman seated on a studio prop, and one unidentified Black child. The three men wear skirts of furs and are bare-chested. Two of the men wear headdresses. The woman wears a dress with a fur skirt and checkered tights. The child wears furs over striped tights. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Zulu Warriors, / Princess & Child."; verso: Text reads, "Amzulu [?] Princess / age 21".
Box 15 1123-165: Group portrait of 11 performers in front of Side Show sign - recto: Horizontal view of 11 people standing on a platform with a Side Show sign behind them.; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-20: Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus wagon 1934 - recto: Wooden Hagenbeck-Wallace wagon with carved jokers. Text at the bottom of the image reads, "1934 / Bernard".; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-21: Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus wagon 1934 - recto: Wooden Hagenbeck-Wallace wagon with organ pipes and carved jokers. Text at the bottom of the image reads, "1934 / Bernard".; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-22: Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus wagon 1934 - recto: Wooden Hagenbeck-Wallace wagon with carved lions and angels. Text written at the bottom reads, "Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus 1934 / Bernard".; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-23: Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus wagon 1934 - recto: Wooden Hagenbeck-Wallace wagon with carved lions, clowns, monkeys, snakes and a woman. Text written at the bottom of the photo reads, "Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus 1934 / Bernard".; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-18: Hagg Bros. Circus 2nd Annual Tour truck - recto: Truck advertising the Haag Bros. Circus 2nd Annual Tour. On the side of the truck are pictures of two white men, presumably the Haag brothers.; verso: Text reads, "Haag Bros. Circus not Bernard".
Box 15 1124-17: Hagg Bros. Circus dining department truck - recto: Full view of a truck marked with text reading, "Haag Bros. / 3 Ring / Circus / Dinning Dept." The truck has an image of an elephant and trainer on the side.; verso: Text reads, "Haag Bros. Circus not Bernard".
Box 15 1123-191: Hal Plummer, Jr. wearing suit - recto: Full view of Hal Plummer, who performed as a contortionist, wearing a suit. He is standing with his left leg wrapped around his head.; verso: Typed text reads, "Hal Plummer, Jr. of Altoona, Penna."
Box 14 1123-75: Hanka Kelter, standing circa 1940s - recto: Full view of Hanka Kelter, a white woman, standing with her back to the camera to show her hair reaching her ankles. She is looking over her shoulder, smiling.; verso: Text reads, "Hanka Kelter the woman with the longest hair in the world. She is from Boston, Mass., 31 years old. Her hair was feet long. With Ringlin in 1944."
Box 13 1082: Hans with unidentified man - recto: Full view of a white man identified at the bottom of the card as Hans, photographed as a midget, standing next to an unidentified taller white man. Both men are wearing top hats and suits. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Hans, 20 years old, 24 inches high."; verso: Pub. by Kraus Mfg. Co., NY.
Box 14 1123-54: Harriet Elizabeth Thompson standing with props circa 1910s - recto: Full view of Harriet Elizabeth Thompson, a Black woman who performed as a midget with the name Princess Wee Wee, standing next to a studio prop.; verso: Text reads, "Princess Wee Wee the colored midget with Coney Island shows prior to the first world war. She was 22 years old and 22 inches tal. Weighed 9 lbs."
Box 13 1070: Harriet Elizabeth Thompson with unidentified man - recto: Full view of Harriet Elizabeth Thompson, a Black woman who performed as a midget with the name Princess Wee Wee, standing next to an unidentified taller white man. There is a fireplace backdrop behind them. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Princess Wee-Wee / Age 23 years. Weight 12 lbs."; verso: Pub. by Kraus Mfg. Co. NY.
Box 13 1074: Harry Earles and Gracie Doll - recto: Full view of Harry Earles and Gracie Doll, white siblings who performed as midgets, standing together. With their other two siblings they also performed as the Doll Family. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Harry / 22 years old / 28 in. in height / Grace / 24 years old / 30 in. in height".; verso: Lenox Pres, Printers, Boston.
Box 15 1123-185: Harry Houdini with elephant - recto: Full view of Harry Houdini standing next to an elephant with his arms partially raised as the elephant is standing on its hind legs. A studio backdrop of a stadium is behind them.; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-88: Harry Jones, standing - recto: Full view of Harry Jones, a white man, standing, wearing a tight one-piece outfit to emphasize the thinness of his limbs.; verso: Text reads, "Harry Jones. 34 years old, weighed 49 pounds and was born at Lebanon, Mo."
Box 14 1123-70: Harry Overdurff laying on table - recto: Full view of Harry Overdurff, a white man who performed with the name Ossified Harry, lying on his back on a small table.; verso: Text reads, "Ossified Harry the stone man, he was rigid and hard as stone. Was with Believe It Or Not show at Chicago World's Fair, 1933."
Box 15 1123-152: Hazel and Jackie Morris, seated - recto: Full view of Hazel and Jackie Morris. Jackie is sitting in a chair; Hazel is sitting on a covered studio prop.; verso: Text reads, "Hazel Morris and daughter / Jackie. Hazel is 38 years old / 18 in. tall. the daughter is 18 years / old and 16 in. tall".
Box 15 1124-61: Headquarters of William Tecumseh Sherman, Savannah, Georgia 1864 - recto: View of a house and trees. Text handwritten at the bottom of the photo reads, "Headquarters Gen. W.T. Sherman, 1864, Savannah, Ga."; verso: na.
Box 15 1123-202: Hen - recto: Full view of a hen without a beak.; verso: Typed text reads, "A hen with no bill, ownded by Wm. Peterson,/ Jackson, Tenn."
Box 15 1124-43: Horse-drawn wagon on city street 1921 - recto: View of a wagon in a parade drawn by a team of horses, driven by two men. Handwritten text in the bottom center of the photo reads, "Spark's R.R. Circus, 1921."; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-45: Horse-drawn wagon on city street 1931 - recto: Full view of a circus wagon drawn by a team of four horses. Handwritten text at the bottom left of the photo reads, "Spark's R.R. Circus, 1931."; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-44: Horse-drawn wagons on city street 1931 - recto: View of two wagons in a parade being pulled by teams of four horses. There are people walking on the sidewalks, looking at the wagons. A horse and rider are partially visible to the side of the wagons. There are large houses behind them. Handwritten text at the bottom left of the photo reads, "Spark's R.R. Circus, 1931."; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-46: Horse-drawn wagons on city street 1931 - recto: View of two wagons in a parade being pulled by teams of horses. People are looking at the wagons from the sidewalks. A person on a bicycle rides alongside the horses of the first wagon. Handwritten text at the lower left corner of the photo reads, Spark's R.R. Circus / 1931."; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-48: Horse-drawn wagons on city street 1931 - recto: View of wagons in a parade being pulled by teams of horses. The first wagon is pulled by a team of six miniature horses. People are looking at the wagons from the sidewalks. A man is walking down the sidewalk with a bunch of balloons in one hand. Handwritten text at the bottom left corner of the photo reads, "Spark's R.R. Circus / 1931."; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-52: Ida Hosmer and Robert Huzza - recto: Full view of Ida Hosmer, a white woman who performed as a midget, and Robert Huzza, a white man who performed as a midget with the name Major Littlefinger. They are standing next to a table with a studio backdrop behind them.; verso: Text reads, "Major Littlefinger and wife. he was 37 inches tall, 31 years old and his wife 30."
Box 13 1197: Irene Woodward holding fan - recto: Full view of Irene Woodward, a white woman who performed as a tattooed lady, sitting in a chair. She is wearing a short costume that shows the tattoos covering her arms and legs.; verso: Stamped: Irene Woodward Stamped: Nov. 21, 1942.
Box 13 1195: Irene Woodward reclining on props - recto: Full horizontal view of Irene Woodward, a white woman who performed as a tattooed lady, reclining on covered studio props. She is wearing a short costume that shows the tattoos covering her arms, legs, and chest.; verso: Stamped date reads, "Nov. 21, 1942".
Box 14 1123-48: Irene, seated 1948 - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the verso as Irene, who performed as a fat lady, sitting in a chair.; verso: Text reads, "Baby Irene Ringlings fat lady 1948,weighed 685 pounds."
Box 14 1123-47: Irene, standing 1948 - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the verso as Irene, who performed as a fat lady, standing. She is wearing a light-colored dress that appears to be satin.; verso: Text reads, "Baby Irene Ringlings fat lady 1948,weighed 685 pounds."
Box 13 1069: J.G. Tarver with two unidentified men - recto: Full view of J.G. Tarver, a white man who performed as a giant, standing with his arms stretched out above the heads of two unidentified shorter white men. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "J. G. Tarver, Dallas Texas / Height 8 feet 2. Age 24 years. Weight 325 Lbs."; verso: Pub by Kraus Mfg. Co. NY.
Box 14 1123-138: Jack Earle and unidentified man - recto: Full view of Jack Earle, a white man who performed as a giant, standing with his arms extended over the head of an unidentified shorter white man.; verso: Text reads, "He was 8 ft. 8 in. tall. Died in 1952."Verso: Men.
Box 13 1066: Jack Wilson, seated - recto: Full view of Jack Wilson, a white man who performed as a fat man, sitting in a chair. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Jack Wilson / Weight 620 lbs. Age 25 years. Height 5 feet 7 inch."; verso: Published by Kraus Mfg. Co., NY.
Box 15 1124-25: James M. June & Co. Circus newspaper advertisement 13 June 1850 - recto: Handwritten on the photo of the add reads, "Display advertisement in Springfield, Mass newspaper issue dated June 13, 1850, announcing coming of / James M. June & Co. Circus to Springfield on Wednesday and Thursday, July 3rd and 4th, 1850". Text printed at the top of the ad reads, "Circuses of the past / by Chas Bernard / Riverside Place Savannah, Ga."; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-59: James McIntire and Thomas Heath with small dog 1879 - recto: Full view of Thomas Heath and James McIntyre, two white men, with studio props. The man on the left leans with his elbow resting on a prop, while the man on the right is seated on one. A small dog sits in the lower left corner of the photo. Handwritten text below the photo reads, "McIntire & Heath as they appeared in 1879. / Photographed in Portland, Oregon." At the top right of the photo is printed "Circuses of the Past / By Chas. Bernard / Riverside Place Savannah, Ga."; verso: na.
Box 13 1079: Jean and Inez Bregant advertising Woodward's candy - recto: Full view of Jean and Inez Bregant, a white man and woman who performed as midgets, wearing casual clothes. Text printed in the advertisement at the bottom of the card reads, "Mr. and Mrs. Jean Bregant / selling / Woodward's / Pure Sugar Stick Candy and Real Butter Scotch / made by John G. Woodward & Co. / The Candy Men / Council Bluffs, Iowa"; verso: na.
Box 13 1080: Jean and Inez Bregant advertising Woodward's candy - recto: Full view of Jean and Inez Bregant, a white man and woman who performed as midgets, wearing casual clothes and hats. Text printed on the advertisement at the bottom of the card reads, "Mr. and Mrs. Jean Bregant /selling / Woodward's / Pure Sugar Stick Candy and Real Butter Scotch / made by John G. Woodward & Co. / "The Candy Men" / Council Bluffs, Iowa"; verso: na.
Box 15 1123-195: Jean Libberro standing in front of backdrop - recto: Full view of Jean Libberro, a white man, standing bare-chested to show the parasitic twin attached at his abdomen.; verso: Text reads, "Jean Libberro a native of / Italy abought 1946 A siamese / twin grew out of him."
Box 14 1123-121: Jennie Quigley standing with prop - recto: Full view of Jenny Quigley, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing with her elbow resting on a studio prop. There is a backdrop of stairs and trees behind her. She is wearing a dress with a long train.; verso: Text reads, "Jenny Quigley, the midget known as The Scottish Queen."
Box 14 1123-19: Joan Whisnant with her newborn child - recto: Photograph of Joan Whisnant, a white woman, reclining in a bed with a blanket pulled up to her waist, tending to her newborn child with her foot.; verso: Text reads, "Armless Joan Wismant who graduated from Daniel Webster High in Tulsa, Okla., married a classmate. She did all her own house work with her feet, tend to ther baby and drove a car. Note the wedding band on her toe."
Box 13 1062: Joe Maloney souvenir card - recto: Souvenir card with two photographs. The image on the left shows a large group of people gathered around a very tall ladder as a man dives off during a show. The image on the right shows Joe Maloney standing with cane, his left pant leg tucked to show that he has no left leg. Text printed in the middle of the card reads, "Carnival souvenir / Joe Maloney / The Half Man / World's Greatest / Highest / High Diver / Record 125 Feet"; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-26: Joe, seated 1906 - recto: Full view of a young white man identified in the verso as Joe sitting in a chair with his hands on his knees to show his large fingers.; verso: Text reads, "Joe, the boy that had unbelievable size fingers. Cummings Wild West Shows, 1906."
Box 14 1123-91: Joe-Ann La France, standing 1940 - recto: Full view of Joe-Ann La France posing nude, covering their breasts with their hands. Handwritten text at the bottom of the photograph reads, "Best Wishes / Joe - Ann / Sexual Paradox".; verso: Text reads, "Joe-Ann La France, a half and half. Weighed 100 pounds. 1940."
Box 15 1124-8: John and Carrie Rooney on white horse 1906 - recto: Full view outdoors of Carrie Rooney kneeling on the back of a white horse while John Rooney stands on the horse's rump behind her. Text written at the bottom of the photo reads, "John and Carrie Rooney. / Barnum & Bailey, 1906 / Bernard".; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-16: John Eckhardt and unidentified man - recto: Full view of John Eckhardt outdoors, walking on his hands. He has no lower body. Another unidentified man is in the photo in front of him.; verso: Text reads, "Jonny Eck the so-called half man. Born in Baltimore without body below the waist. Gets about on his hands."
Box 14 1123-17: John Eckhardt wearing suit 1932 - recto: Full view of John Eckhardt, a white man, standing on his hands. He has no lower body.; verso: Text reads, "Johnny Eck, the half-man in Freaks, 1932."
Box 13 1202: John Powers, seated - recto: Three-quarter view of John Powers, a young white man who performed as a fat boy, sitting. His shirt and pants have been hand colored.; verso: Text reads, "MASTER JOHN H. POWERS,/ The Kentucky Giant Boy; 17 years old / and weighs 485 1/2 pounds; 6 feet 4 1/2 in-/ ches high. He was born in Franklin/ county, Kentucky. He is the largest/ boy of his age in America."
Box 13 1151: John Robinson Circus tents 1921 - recto: Scene of the John Robinson Circus including circus tents and an unhitched wagon.; verso: Typed text reads, "John Robinson Circus, Guelph, Ont., Canada / Season 1921 Walter W. Tyson / 27 Green St. / Guelph, Ont., Canada."
Box 13 1092: John Williams, Agnes Schmidt, Arthur Loos, and Leopold Williams - recto: From left to right are images of the performers and their stage names: John Williams, "Alligator-Skin Boy"; Agnes Schmidt, "Rubber-Skinned Girl"; Arthur Loos, "Rubber-Necked Man"; Leopold Williams, "Leopard-Skinned Man".; verso: Printed text reads, "Official Post Card of Ripley's / Believe-It-Or-Not Odditorium / A Century of Progress - 1933 J.D. Moreno & Co. Printers, Chicago."
Box 15 1124-37: John Wilson seated on studio bench 1934 - recto: Portrait of John Wilson, a white man with a white beard who performed as a stunt rider, wearing a casual suit. Handwritten text at the bottom and right side of the photo reads, "John Wilson / 4. Horse Rider Old Robinson Show". Printed text in the upper right corner of the photo reads, "Circus History Specialties / Photographs and Literature / Chas. Bernard, Riverside, Savannah, Ga."; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-24: Jones Brothers wagon with band 1915 - recto: Wooden horse-drawn wagon with a band of at least eleven Black men on top. Text at the bottom of the photo reads, "Jones Brother's World Toured Shows Season of 1915. / No. 1 Band returning to lot from parade. Bernard Reproduction". Photo bordered by sketches of circus acts and a rhinoceros.; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-7: Jumbo Ride 1882 - recto: Photo with hand touched frame designs of a drawing. Full view of Jumbo the elephant giving rides to large groups of people on his back. Bridgeport, a smaller elephant, is walking beside Jumbo. Text written at the bottom of the photo reads, "Jumbo The Famous Barnum Elephant - Exhibited in U.S. seasons / of 1882-'83-'84-'85, together with Bridgeport the baby elephant, born / Feb 2. 1882 at Bridgeport, Conn. / Bernard". Text printed in the upper right corner of the photo reads, "Circuses of the Past / By Chas Bernard / Riverside Place Savannah, Ga".; verso: na.
Box 13 1072: Klinkhart's Troupe of Midgets - recto: Full horizontal view of ten members, four white women and six white men, of Klinkhart's Troupe of Midgets. Text printed on the bottom of the card reads, "Klinkhart's Troupe of Midgets / Circus Al G. Barnes / Dalbey Richmond, Ind."; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-85: Krao Farini sitting with six unidentified men - recto: Full view of Krao Farini, a Lao woman, sitting outdoors with a group of six unidentified white men.; verso: Text reads, "Krao, the so-called missing link girl. She was found in Laos, a small country beween Siam and Burma by an explorer named A.G. Farini who brought her to this country. Hair completely covered her body, had pouches in her cheeks for storing food, her hair was like the apes."
Box 14 1123-86: Krao Farini standing in front of studio backdrop - recto: Full view of Krao Farini, a Lao woman, standing in front of a studio backdrop, her hair pulled forward over her left shoulder.; verso: Text reads, "Krao, the so-called missing link girl."
Box 14 1123-31: Laloo Ramparsad, standing - recto: Full view of Laloo Ramparsad, an Indian man, standing in front of a studio backdrop, holding the arms of his parasitic twin.; verso: Text reads, "laloa from India. A female appendage (a twin) grew out of him."
Box 13 1198: Lavinia Warren standing with table - recto: Full view of Lavinia Warren, a white woman who performed as a midget, standing next to a table. The top half of the image is negative space to emphasize her height.; verso: Text reads, "Lanvinia Warren / Middleboro Ma."
Box 14 1123-27: Lavonda and Alva Evans - recto: Photograph of Lavonda and her husband Alva Evans.; verso: Text reads, "Lavonda born with no body below the waist. Seated on the lap of her husband, clown Alva Evans. She gave birth to a baby in 193[?] who dies a few hours later."
Box 14 1123-108: Leo Kongee holding a hammer - recto: Bust view of Leo Kongee, a Black man who performed with the name The Human Pincushion, holding a hammer, looking at the end of it. There are pins through his lips and nails in his nostrils. Handwritten text at the bottom of the image reads, "LEO KONGEE / THE HUMAN PINCUSHION".; verso: Text reads, "Leo Kongee from Pittsburg, Pa. call the human blockhead. Showed no pain or bleeding."
Box 14 1123-110: Leona Young spraying flammable fluid 1938 - recto: Three-quarter view of Leona Young, a white woman who performed as a fire eater, spraying flammable fluid into her mouth.; verso: Text reads, "Leona Young of Norwich, N.Y. as she was in 1938. She had 12 years as a professional fire eater."
Box 14 1123-96: Leonard Hanstein with things in his mouth 1938 - recto: Bust view of Leonard Hanstein, a white man, with three things visible in his partially open mouth.; verso: Text reads, "Leonard Hanstein of Oklahoma City. The boy with the big mouth. He can hold 4 billiard balls in his mouth. 1938."
Box 13 1071: Les Marechal Midgets - recto: Full view of four people, performing as midgets, standing in a line with their hands on each other's shoulders. There is a rug under their feet and a painted backdrop behind them.; verso: Bios of four people. Johnny J. Jones Exposition.
Box 13 1055: Line drawing of Miss Angelica - recto: Line drawing of a white woman identified at the bottom of the card as Miss Angelica. She is wearing a short costume to display the tattoos covering her body. Printed text reads, "Miss Angelica / kunstvollst tätowierte Dame"; verso: Printed text reads, "Paul Schaert, Gera-R."
Box 14 1123-41: Liz, seated - recto: Full view of a Black woman identified on the verso as "Big Liz" sitting in a chair. Her arm is drawn across her chest to draw attention to the size of her bicep.; verso: Text reads, "Big Liz weighed 700 pounds had a bust measurement of 110 inches."
Box 15 1123-167: Lloyd Skelton, seated - recto: Full view of Lloyd Skelton, a white man, sitting in a chair, smiling. He is wearing only an undergarment to show the shape of his body.; verso: Text reads, "Loyd Skelton, born 1932 near / Carthage, Tenn. Weighs 32 lbs. / length 26 inches, waist 29 inches".
Box 14 1123-61: Londy standing with prop 1907 - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the card as Londy, who performed as a giant, wearing a long dress and standing with one hand on a studio prop. Handwritten text at the bottom of the image reads, "Londy The Tallest Lady in the World".; verso: Text reads, "Miss Long the tallest woman in the world. With Barnum Bailey Cirus 1907. She was 8 feet 4 inches tall."
Box 14 1123-56: Londy, standing 1907 - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the image as "Miss Londy", who performed as a giant. She is wearing a long, dark-colored dress. Text in the lower left corner reads, "MISS / LONDY / World's / Tallest / Lady".; verso: Text reads, "With Barnum Bailey circus. She was 8 ft. 4in tall. 1907."
Box 14 1123-113: Lucasie Family - recto: Full view art of Rudolph Lucasie, a woman identified as his wife, and their children, a young boy, and young girl, all with albinism. The boy is playing a violin. Text printed at the bottom of the card reads, "THE WONDERFUL ALBINO FAMILY / RUDOLPH LUCASIE, WIFE, and CHILDREN from MADAGASCAR / The have PURE WHITE SKIN, SILKEN WHITE HAIR and PINK EYES / HAVE BEEN EXHIBITED AT BARNUM'S MUSEUM, N.Y. FOR [THREE YEARS]".; verso: Text reads, "The Lucasie family from Madagascar. Busy haired albinos. With P.T. Barnum Shows for 4 years."
Box 19 1140: Madam Clofullia 1865 - performed as "Madam Clofullia, the Swiss bearded lady"; woman with facial hair
Box 13 1094: Madame Myers, standing - recto: Full view of a woman identified on the card as Madame Myers, photographed as a bearded lady. Viola Myers, who performed with the name Madame Myers, was one of the most famous bearded ladies, but this woman is not her. She either has the same surname or, more likely, was performing with the name that had been previously made famous by Viola Myers. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Madame Myers, Bearded Lady, / Dreamland Circus Side Show, / Coney Island, N.Y."; verso: Text reads, "Home address / Cony Pa. / Madame Myers / Cony .../ 104 W - Main St - / Born with a Beard / Pub. by Kraus Mfg. Co., NY in 1854."
Box 13 1095: Mademoiselle Gabriel - recto: View of a white woman identified on the card as Mademoiselle Gabriel posed with a table or stool, showing no legs. The composition of the photograph makes it unclear if this is a gaff. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Mlle. Gabriel / The living half woman / Dreamland Circus Side Show, Coney Island, N.Y."; verso: Pub. by Kraus Mfg. Co., N.Y
Box 15 1124-58: Mahomet and cameo of E. L. Probasco - recto: Full view of Mahomet the horse with a bust shot of E. L. Probasco, his trainer, superimposed over his chest. Handwritten text on the photo reads, ""Mahomet" / and / E.L. Probasco / His Trainer / Famous Educated Horse and Trainer. / Bernard Reproduction."; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-46: Mamie, posing on side 1900-1950 - recto: Full view of a white woman identified at the bottom of the image as Mamie, who performed as a fat lady. She is posing lying on her side. Text in the lower right corner of the photo reads, "Compliments of / Mamie Weight 649 Age 23".; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-37: Margarite Clark, gaff 1949 - recto: Three-quarter view of a white person performing with the name Margarite Clark, posed in a bra to show the parasitic twin attached at their abdomen. The name 'Margarite Clark' was a stage name adopted by performers of this act, which is a gaff.; verso: Text reads, "Miss Margarite Clark with Strates Showes, 1949. A siamese twin grows out of her chest, its head inside her body."
Box 13 1105: Marina home of P.T. Barnum 1913 - recto: Colored post card of a house in the distance with a man on the road in front. Text printed in the upper left corner reads, "Marina Home of the Late P.T. Barnum, / Bridgeport, Conn." There is a post mark from Bridgeport below the text, dated August 1, 1913.; verso: Text reads, "36 Keeler Ave/ Bridgeport, Conn Dear Clammy/ Expect a / letter from you very / soon. We plan to go / to the theatre this P.M. / Still a little home- / sick for the cottage / by the Sea /See you someday/ love,/ Laura.../ Miss Carolyn Wight / Bethel / Conn." with a one cent stamp and a post mark from Bridgeport Conn, 1913.
Box 13 1099: Martha Morris writing - recto: Full view of Martha Morris sitting in chair. The straps of her dress show her shoulders with no arms. Her feet are posed holding a pen and are hand-inked on photo. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Martha / The Armless Wonder".; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-109: Martin Burkhardt, standing - recto: Martin Burkhardt, a white man, standing in front of a plain backdrop. His rib cage is clearly outlined beneath his skin, his abdomen concave.; verso: Text reads, "Anatomical wonder, Martin Burkhardt sucking his stomach in until his belly meets his backbone."
Box 15 1123-198: Martin Harlow and Zenobia - recto: Two photos on one page. On the left is a bust view of Martin Harlow, a man with albinism who performed with the name Unzie, with accompanying text below that reads, "Unzie, Circassian Wonder / Forepaugh-Sells Brothers Circus. / Providence, RI. Season of 1900." The photo on the right is a full view of a white woman who performed as a Circassian with the name Zenobia sitting in a chair with her elbow resting on a studio prop. Accompanying text reads, "Mlle Zenobia. / McGinley Shows. Season of 1874." Right photo is printed: "Eisenmann Photo." In the center at the bottom of the page is printed, "Half Century Circus Reviews / by Chas. Bernard. / Riverside Place Savannah, Ga."; verso:
Box 14 1123-112: Martin Harlow, portrait - recto: Bust view of Martin Harlow, a man with albinism who performed with the name Unzie. He is identified on the verso of this card with the name Umyi.; verso: Text reads, "Umyi, the most famous of all albino people. Came from Australia. Very bushy hair and had pink eyes. Was with Forepaugh-Sells Circus."
Box 15 1123-197: Martin Van Buren Bates and Frank Bowan with unidentified man - recto: View of three white men standing in a line to show their relative heights. On the left is Martin Van Buren Bates, a white man who performed as a giant, an unidentified white man in the center, and on the right is Frank Bowman. There is a house behind them. Text at the bottom of the photo reads, "Capt. M.V. Bates / Seville Ohio / 380# - 7ft.4in / Frank Bowman / Medina Ohio / 80# age 47 / photo made Oct. 11, 1908 - Bernard Reproduction".; verso: na.
Box 12 1016: Marvelous Midget with Gen. Tom Thumb's Museum, advertising card 1880 - recto: Advertising card in the shape of a painters palette. The artwork depicts a white man holding a cane, standing in the palm of a white man who is not visible in the image. Text reads, "Marvelous Midget / with / Gen.L. Tom Thumb's Museum / H.R. Jacobs Manager".; verso: advertising.
Box 14 1123-139: Mary and Arrita, seated - recto: Full view of Mary and Arrita, conjoined twin girls who were possibly from Mexico or Central America. The girls are wearing matching dresses, socks, and large hair bows. They're seated holding the hem of their dresses to show where they are joined at the abdomen. Their names were also sometimes represented as Marie and Anna, respectively.; verso: Text reads, "Children."
Box 14 1123-118: Mary and Margaret Gibb, standing - recto: Full view of Mary and Margaret Gibb, white conjoined twin women, standing against a black backdrop. Text at the top of the image reads, "Mary & Margaret Gibb / American Siamese Twins".; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-93: Mary Ann Bevan, standing circa 1928 - recto: Full view of Mary Ann Bevan standing in front of a plain backdrop.; verso: Text reads, "Mary Ann Bevens, the homliest woman as she was in 1928 with Dreamland Circus at Coney Island."
Box 13 1203: Mary Jane Powers, portrait - recto: Three-quarter view of Mary Jane Powers, a white woman who performed as a fat lady, sitting. Her right hand is at the neck of her dress, bringing her arm forward to draw attention to the size of her bicep. Her dress and the flowers in her hair have been hand colored.; verso: Text reads, "MISS MARY J. POWERS,/ The Kentucky Giantess 26 years old/ and weighs 782 punds; 5 feet 2 inches/ high; 86 inches around the waist, and/ 33 inches around the arm - Barnum's/ fat lady at the time of the fire. March/ 3rd, 1868 ; was born in Franklin county,/ Kentucky, and weighs 175 pounds/ more than any other lady in America."
Box 15 1123-193: Mary Terry performing a pose - recto: Mary Terry, who performed as a contortionist, holding herself up with her mouth around a metal stand, her legs over her head. She wears a costume patterned with flowers.; verso: na.
Box 15 1123-205: Mary Terry performing a pose - recto: Mary Terry, who performed as a contortionist, holding herself up with her mouth around a metal stand, her legs over head. She wears a costume patterned with flowers.; verso: Typed text reads, "Mary Jacquelyn Terry."
Box 14 1123-141: Mary, seated - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the verso as Jolly Mary sitting in a chair.; verso: Text reads, "Jolly Mary. 22 years old weighed 525 pounds."
Box 13 1091: May-Joe sitting in chair - recto: Full view of a very young white child identified on the card as May-Joe seated in a covered chair, wearing only a pair of shorts that shows the shape of the child's chest and three legs. Handwritten text below the photo reads, "Merry Christmas" with printed text beneath it that reads, "May - Joe / The World's Greatest / Curiosity".; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-42: Members of the Farmer Fat Family 1941 - recto: Full view of seven white people who performed as the Farmer Fat Family.; verso: Text reads, "The Farmer Fat Family, with the World of Mirth Shows, 1941. Combined weight was 3,773 pounds. Besides the parents is Anne, Gloria, John, Paul, and James."
Box 13 1085: Merman of Aden 1939 - recto: Photo of a gaff exhibit, designed to look as thought it is a skeleton that is partly human, partly fish, with clawed hands. Text printed on the photo reads, "Merman of Aden / Red Sea".; verso: Printed text reads, "At Ripley Odditorium / 48th and Broadway, New York / Merman of Arden - the dugong, a rare sea / mammal with a most human-looking face, / probably inspired ancient tales of mermaids / in Aden on the Red Sea, Mr. Ripley found a / merman which he judges to be a cleve , / oriental fake, half monkey, half fish. Believe it or Not!"
Box 14 1123-57: Mildred Smith and unidentified woman - recto: Full view of Mildred Smith, a white woman who performed as a giant, standing with her left arm extended over the head of an unidentified shorter white woman. Smith wears a Western style cravat and dress and a pistol in a holster around her waist.; verso: Text reads, "Mildred the giantess was with Ringling at one time."
Box 12 1020: Millie Christine The Renowned Two Headed Lady, advertising card 1883 - recto: Advertising card featuring a drawing of Millie and Christine McCoy. Printed text reads, "Millie Christine / the renowned / two Headed Lady. / 8th Wonder of the World."; verso: advertising and Millie Christine bio.
Box 14 1123-89: Milton Malone wearing top hat - recto: Full view of Milton Malone, a white man, standing in front of a plain backdrop. He is wearing a top hat and shorts, bare-chested to show his visible ribs and thin limbs.; verso: Text reads, "Slim Jim Milton Malone neer gained or lost an ounce since he had scarlet fever when he was 8 years old. He weiged 68 pounds, was 5 feet 6 1/2 inches tall."
Box 15 1123-166: Mina and Minnie Finley, drawing - recto: Drawing of Mina and Minnie Finley, white conjoined twin babies, lying on a couch.; verso: Text reads, "Mina and Minnie Finley - Siamese girls, / with but one rectum. They were joined / bottom to bottom. Born in Marrow county, Ohio. Oct. 12, 1870 to Joseph Finley's."
Box 14 1123-136: Minnie Woolsey, standing 1916 - recto: Full view of Minnie Woolsey, a woman who performed with the name Minnie Ha Ha, standing with one hand raised. She is wearing a dress and a large beaded necklace. Woolsey also performed with the name Koo Koo The Bird Girl.; verso: Text reads, "Minnie Ha Ha: the small pin-head woman."
Box 14 1123-103: Minnie Woolsey, William Henry Johnson, and Schlitzie Surtees - recto: Photograph of Minnie Woolsey, a white woman who performed with the name Koo-Koo The Bird Girl, William Henry Johnson, a Black man with microcephaly who performed with the name Zip, and Schlitzie Surtees, a man with microcephaly who performed with his first name as a mononym. Woolsey dances while Johnson plays the violin and Schlitzie plays the piano, partially out of view.; verso: Text reads, "Koo-Koo the so-called Bird Girl, dancing while Zip the pinhead played the violin and pinhead Schlityi played the piano."
Box 15 1124-39: Mirror wagon in parade 1900 - recto: View of a city street with a parade of circus wagons drawn by teams of horses. Handwritten text at the top of the photo is partially cut off and reads, "Mirror [?] Wagon. / John Robinson's Circus./ Parade view 1900." Handwritten text in the lower right corner reads, "Bernard / Reproduction".; verso: na.
Box 13 1153: Moung Phoset and Mah Phoon - recto: Full of Moung Phoset and Mahfour Phoon with two unidentified people. Phoset and Phoon both have long hair on their faces. Phoset wears the hair on his head pulled into a bun. Phoon wears two necklaces.; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-3: Mr. and Mrs. Long - recto: Full view of two white people identified at the bottom of the card as Mr. and Mrs. Long, both of whom performed as giants. At the bottom of the card is printed, "Greetings from / The Biggest Couple / -Fischer- / With The Greatest Show on Earth".; verso: Text reads, "Tallest married couple on record. Mr. and Mrs. Long were with Ringling's circus after 1939. He was 8 ft. 1 in. tall she was 7 ft. 11 in tall. They now operate a Motel at Sarasota, Florida."
Box 14 1123-126: Mrs. Billy White, standing - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the verso as Mrs. Billy White standing with her back to the camera, posing nude to show the tattoos covering her body.; verso: Text reads, "Mrs. Billy White of England. She toured under the name of Connaugh. Her husband is also a tattoo attraction."
Box 14 1123-20: Myrtle Corbin with her husband and daughter - recto: Full view of Myrtle Corbin, a white woman, seated in a chair, her clothes arranged so her four legs are visible. Her husband stands behind her and one of their daughters beside her.; verso: Text reads, "Myrtle Cobin the 4 legged woman for Clebourn, Tex. Double bodied from waist down. Posing with her husband and one of her 5 children."
Box 14 1123-117: Myrtle Corbin with two unidentified men - recto: View of Myrtle Corbin, a white woman who performed as a tattooed lady, sitting in a chair, smiling. She is bare-chested to show the tattoos over her shoulders and breasts in the shape of a bra. An unidentified white man sitting beside her is tattooing part of the design on her shoulder. Another unidentified white man is standing behind her. Both men are bare-chested to show the tattoos on their chests and arms.; verso: Text reads, "Myrtle an American girl had her chest and shoulders tattooed to form a bra."
Box 14 1123-7: Myrtle Corbin, seated 1907 - recto: Full view of Myrtle Corbin, a white woman, seated in a chair, her dress arranged to show her four legs.; verso: Text reads, "Myrtle Corbin, taken 1907, double lower bodied woman. Born in Cleborne, Texas. Had four legs and twenty toes but walked with an effort as she as club-footed. Mother of four. Girls and a son. Of these, three were born of one side, two from the other section of her body."
Box 14 1123-8: Myrtle Corbin, seated 1907 - recto: Full view of Myrtle Corbin, a white woman, seated in a chair, her dress arranged to show her four legs.; verso: Text reads, "Myrtle Corbin, taken 1907, double lower bodied woman. Born in Cleborne, Texas. Had four legs and twenty toes but walked with an effort as she as club-footed. Mother of four. Girls and a son. Of these, three were born of one side, two from the other section of her body."
Box 15 1123-149: Nelli, standing 1921 - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the verso as Jolly Nelli, who performed as a fat girl. She is standing in front of a studio backdrop, wearing only a cloth around her waist and posing with one arm across her chest.; verso: Text reads, "Jolly Nelli 18 years old,/ weighed 642 pounds. 1921 / With John Robinson / Circus."
Box 13 1193: Nora Hildebrandt reclining on couch - recto: Full horizontal view of Nora Hildebrandt lying on a couch, wearing a short costume that shows the tattoos covering her arms, legs, and chest.; verso: Stamped date reads, "Nov 21 1942".
Box 13 1192: Nora Hildebrandt sitting in chair - recto: Full view of Nora Hildebrandt sitting in a chair, wearing a short costume with her arms and legs bare to show the tattoos covering her body. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Nora Hildebrandt Age 23."; verso: Stamped date reads, "Nov 21 1942."
Box 14 1123-99: Olga Baclanova in Freaks (1932) - recto: Image of Olga Baclanova's character Cleopatra from the 1932 movie Freaks after her transformation at the end of the film. Verso information is incorrect.; verso: text reads, "The Bird Woman a Ringling attraction for several years."
Box 19 1146: One of Singer's Midgets 1930
Box 15 1124-9: Orchestmelochor 1873 - recto: Drawn picture of a wagon with organ-type pipes on top, pulled by a team of 8 horses. Text written in the upper right corner of the photo reads, "No. 88 P.T. Barnum's / Orchestmelchor / 1873". Printed text below the image reads, "The Gigantic Orchestmelochor". Printed: The Giant Orchestmelochor Courier Co. / Buffalo.; verso: na.
Box 17 1131: Outdoor sideshow scene 1923
Box 17 1134: Outdoor view of a dime museum 1920
Box 12 1017: P.T. Barnum autograph 1882 - recto: Autograph in brown ink on lined paper. Text reads, "Truly Yours, P.T. Barnum / Jany 17th 1882".; verso: na.
Box 13 1076: Pasha Hayati Hassid, seated - recto: Full view of Pasha Hayati Hassid, who performed as a midget, sitting on a stool beside a chair. There's a handwritten inscription at the bottom of the photo that possibly reads, "Hayati Hassid". Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "The Turkish Tom Thumb."; verso: Printed text reads, "The Turkish / Tom Thumb / (Pasha Hayati Hassid). / Born January, 1852. / Height, 30 inches. Weight, 34 lbs. / Speaks Seven Languages. / Introduced to England by Lloyd Forsyth." Stamped text reads, "A. Gene Hamilton / Circus Collection / Fairfield, Iowa."
Box 14 1123-2: Pasqual Pinon, portrait - recto: Bust view of Pasqual Piñón. His act was partially a gaff, with a false face placed on the growth on his head.; verso: Text reads, "Pasqual Pinon, The Two headed Mexican as He [sic] was when with the Sells-Floto Circus at Louisville, KY. Aug 17th 1917. Born in -- Mexico in 1862 and was a farm laborer until He [sic] was 23 years old at which time a stroke -- numbed his upper head."
Box 15 1123-206: Patty Kriel performing a pose - recto: Full view outdoors of Patty Kriel, a white woman who performed as a contortionist, sitting in a chair with her leg behind her head, smiling. A truck and a person riding bareback on a horse are partially visible behind her.; verso: Typed text reads, "Miss Patty Kriel, route 1, Lemont, Ills."
Box 17 1133: Performers in front of a Dime Museum 1920
Box 14 1123-40: Perumal Sami, standing - recto: Three-quarter view of Perumal Sami, an Indian man, standing, holding the limbs of his parasitic twin.; verso: Text reads, "Perumal Sami, from India, has twin growning out of his body."
Box 15 1123-161: Phony Boy - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man standing on his hands and feet.; verso: [Phony Boy Walks on all fours. / With Tom Mix circus some years / ago].
Box 13 1100: Prince Randion with unidentified woman - recto: Full view of Prince Randian and an unidentified woman. Randian is posed on a table. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Prince Randion / Armless and Legless Wonder."; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-78: Priscilla, standing, two views - recto: Full view in two photos of Priscilla posing nude with a sheet held across herself to show her body hair and facial hair. Handwritten text at the bottom of the image reads, "Sincerely yours / Priscilla".; verso: Text reads, "Priscilla showing her hairy body and whiskers."
Box 14 1123-25: Prof. C.H. Townsend, standing 1929 - recto: Full view of C. H. Townsend, a white man, posed standing on a fur rug, wearing dark pants against a dark background to contrast the foot at his left hip.; verso: Text reads, "Prof. C.H. Townsend. One legged man. Has two feet though one grew from his left grown. Showed at Coney Island in 1929."
Box 13 1111: Ricky Boswell holding snake 1976 - recto: Full view of Ricky Boswell, a young white man, standing bare-chested, wearing shorts. He is holding a snake around his neck and other snakes are on the floor. Text printed at the bottom of the card reads, "Ricky Boswell / Snake Handler / Palace Of Wonders".; verso: Text reads, "Harvey Boswell's / Son '76" Additional printed text reads, "Souvenir of / Palace of Wonders / World's Strangest Museum / curiosities . snakes . oddities / P.O. Box 446 / Elm City, N.C. 27822."
Box 15 1124-34: Ringling Bros. Mounted Band 1897 - recto: Fifteen white men with musical instruments mounted on white horses. Text handwritten at the bottom of the photo reads, "No. 81 Ringling Bros. Mounted Band / Ready for Parade - 1897."; verso: na.
Box 15 1123-186: Robert Earl Hughes, seated 1957 - recto: Full view of Robert Earl Hughes, a white man who performed as a fat man, sitting in denim coveralls.; verso: Text reads, "Robert Earl Hughes of / Fishook, Ills / 1041 pounds / age 30 (1957)".
Box 14 1123-59: Robert Wadlow and unidentified man circa 1940 - recto: Full view of Robert Wadlow, a white man who performed as a giant, standing with an unidentified white man as they hand what appears to be a roll of paper between them. Both men are wearing suits. Wadlow is leaning on a cane.; verso: Text reads, "Robert Wadlow as 8 feet 9 inches when he died in 1941."
Box 14 1123-107: Ruth Davis, standing 1950 - recto: Full view of Ruth Davis, a white woman who performed with the name Mignon The Penguin Girl, standing in her undergarments with a cape around her shoulders that is clasped at her neck.; verso: Text reads, "Mignon the so-called penguin girl as of 1950."
Box 14 1123-43: Ruth Pontico, seated 1920-1941 - recto: Full view of Ruth Pontico, who performed as a fat lady, seated in a chair.; verso: Text reads, "Baby Ruth Pontico, the fatest woman on record. In 1941 she weighed 815 pounds. She was married to 130 pound Joe Pontico. After undergoing an operation she became ill, tried to disgorge, was too heavy to turn over and dies from strangulation."
Box 14 1123-120: Ruth Ullrich, standing - recto: View of Ruth Ullrich, a white woman who performed as a tattooed lady. She is standing nude with one arm over her head to show the tattoos over her chest stomach, and hips.; verso: Text reads, "Ruth Ullrich of German [Tattooed woman]."
Box 13 1102: Sadie and Rosie, standing - recto: Full view of two Black women with vitiligo identified at the bottom of the card as Sadie and Rosie. Text printed on the photo between the two women reads, "Sadie / And / Rosie".; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-24: Sadie Slity, standing - recto: Full view of Sadie Slity, a white woman with hands but no arms, standing in front of a studio backdrop depicting flowers and a wall.; verso: Text reads, "The seal woman. Sadie Slity a Polish woman with flipper-like arms."
Box 13 1107: Scientific Building, Bridgeport, Conn. - recto: Colored postcard with glitter depicting the Scientific Building in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Text written along the right edge reads, "Thanks for card / [address] Bridgeport Conn.; verso: Text reads, "Mattie Hull,/ Ashaway, R.I. postmark Ashaway, R.I. July 1906" with a postmark from Bridgeport and a July one cent stamp. "Illustrated postal card Co. NY - Leipzig."
Box 15 1124-2: Seil's Sterling Circus Truck - recto: Side view of a truck with an image of performing horses on the side. Text on the truck reads "Seil's Sterling / Circus".; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-4: Seil's Sterling Circus Truck - recto: Side view of truck with an image of a tiger on the side. Text on the truck reads, "Seil's Sterling Circus".; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-3: Seil's Sterling Circus Truck no. 15 - recto: Side view of a truck with images of horses and a clown on the side. Text on the truck reads, "Seil's Sterling Circus" with a large number "15".; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-73: Seven Sutherland Sisters - recto: Full view of the seven Sutherland sisters standing with their back to the camera to show their long hair. At the right side of the image are two unidentified white people. Printed at the bottom of the photo is, "The "Seven Sutherland Sisters." / Famous Side-show attraction with the / "W. W. Cole Circus" in the '60s."; verso: Text reads, "The Seven Sutherland Sisters showed with W.W. Cole Brothers Circus."
Box 12 1019: Siamese Twins, Barnum's Great Moral Show, advertising card 1870 - recto: Advertising card artwork of two white men, conjoined at the chest. Text printed at the bottom of the card reads, "Siamese Twins / Barnum's Great Moral Show."; verso: King of the Blood advertising.
Box 17 1129: Sideshow troupe 1890 - close-up of #1128
Box 17 1127: Sideshow troupe 1930 - duplicate of #1126
Box 17 1128: Sideshow troupe 1890
Box 17 1126: Sideshow troupe 1930
Box 19 1143: Singer's Midgets 1930
Box 19 1144: Singer's Midgets 1930
Box 19 1145: Singer's Midgets 1930
Box 14 1123-51: Six unidentified people circa 1940 - recto: Full view in two separate photos of six people, three women and three men. The women are bare-chested with plain skirts tied around their waists. The men are bare-chested wearing loin cloths. Printed text at the bottom of the card reads, "Ytura Pygmies".; verso: Text reads, "The Ytura Pigmies. They toured this country about 1940."
Box 13 1150: Stephan Bibrowski seated on prop 1907 - recto: Full view of Stephan Bibrowski, who performed with the name Lionel The Lion Faced Boy, sitting on a studio prop. He wears an embroidered coat and trousers. There is a studio backdrop of a house and body of water behind him. Text printed on the photo reads, "Lionel / Lion Faced Boy."; verso: Text reads, "76 Lionel B&B 1907".
Box 14 1123-74: Stephan Bibrowski, portrait - recto: Bust view of Stephan Bibrowski, a man who performed with the name Lionel the Lion-Faced Boy.; verso: Text reads, "Lionel the lion-faced boy."
Box 13 1061: Surita, posing in chair - recto: Full view of a white woman identified at the bottom of the photo as Surita, sitting in a chair. Tattoos are visible on her chest, arms, and legs. Text printed in the bottom left corner of the photo readds, "Surita / Tattooed Beauty".; verso: na.
Box 15 1123-201: Taxidermied conjoined twin calves - recto: Full view of a taxidermy mount of conjoined twin calves.; verso: Typed text reads, "Owned by Gail Seegmiller, Cedar City, Utah. / This pair of siamese calved not live / and have been mounted by a taxidermist."
Box 15 1123-203: Taxidermied conjoined twin calves - recto: Taxidermy mounted conjoined calves with two bodies and one head.; verso: Typed text reads, "Calf born, but died and is mounted. Owned by / Charles C. Brown, Hammet, Idaho. It had one / head but two bodies."
Box 14 1123-62: The Fischers standing with elephant - recto: Full view of a white man and woman identified on the verso as the Fischers, who performed as giants, standing with an elephant and an unidentified shorter white man.; verso: Text reads, "The Fischers a tall couple posing with an elephant full grown."
Box 17 1132: The Gaiety Museum 138 Bowery
Box 15 1124-26: The Great London Circus advertisement - recto: Handwritten text at the top of the card reads, "Reproduction from Original six color lithograph poster By Bernard." The text continues at the bottom, "Courtesy of Linda Jeal Julian, June 1882, at age of Eighty." Printed text at the top of the advertisement reads, "Combined / Great London Circus / Sanger's Royal British Menagerie / Consolidated". It continues at the bottom, "United / with / the / Cooper, Bailey & Co. / Great International / 10 Allied Shows". Text in the center of the poster reads, "The Horse woman / Linda Jeal / Empress of the / Flaming Zone".; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-1: The Jones family - recto: Oval view of the Jones family, a white man, woman, and young child standing behind conjoined twin babies laid on a table.; verso: Text reads, "The Jones Twins. Born at Russianville, IN June 25, 1889 joined at the buttock had there [sic] normal legs, they had but one rectum. They died while on tour with a carnival show when abought [sic] 15 months old."
Box 12 1013: The Midgets Palace, Montreal, Canada advertising card 1930 - recto: Advertising card in blue ink and photo of man in woman.; verso: advertising.
Box 15 1123-163: Thelma Ward, standing - recto: Full view of Thelma Ward, who performed with the name The Pony Girl, smiling. She is standing with a robe over her shoulders, holding it open to show that she is standing topless, wearing a small undergarment that shows the different pigmentation of her skin with spots and short hair.; verso: Text reads, "Thelma Ward, the so-called / Pony Girl. Her skin had / huge brown spots from / which corse hair grew like / that of a horse. She was / with Col Lew Alter's Side -Shows."
Box 15 1124-13: Three axle circus truck 26 October 1932 - recto: Full view of a three axle circus truck with an image of George Washington crossing the Delaware painted on the side. Handwritten text at the bottom of the photo reads, "Downie Bros. Circus. / Savannah, Ga. 10-26-1932."; verso: na.
Box 13 1075: Three unidentified people - recto: Three unidentified white people standing, a boy, a woman, and a girl.; verso: Oracajo Photo Art, OH.
Box 14 1123-98: Three unidentified women with lip plates - recto: Bust view of three unidentified Ubangi women with two lip plates each. The woman on the (viewer's) right is smoking a pipe.; verso: Text reads, "Ubangi Women."
Box 15 1124-29: Tom Mix Circus truck 28 September 1936 - recto: Side view of Tom Mix Circus truck with painted scenes of a waterfall and lake. Text written at the bottom of the photo reads, "Savannah, Ga / Sept 28, 1936".; verso: na.
Box 13 1051: Trixie Richardson, standing - recto: Full photographic view of Trixie Richardson, a white woman who performed as a tattooed lady, standing, holding a cane behind her with both hands. She is wearing a short costume with strings of pearls to show the tattoos covering her legs and upper arms. Text at the bottom of the photo reads, "Miss Trixie / Richardson / Tattooed by / Chas. Wagner, NY".; verso: na.
Box 15 1123-146: Trixie, seated - recto: Full side view of a white woman identified on the verso as Jolly Trixie, who performed as a fat lady. She is sitting in a chair.; verso: Text reads, "Jolly Trixie a circus Fat / Woman. Weighed 685 lbs."
Box 13 1081: Two unidentified men - recto: Full view of an unidentified young white man, photographed as a midget, standing on a chair next to an unidentified larger man seated in a chair.; verso: Text reads, "Hellow [sic]/ How's every Body / Mr. & Mrs. Steer / Long [illegible text] / (The Midget/ Steere's)".
Box 14 1123-83: Two unidentified men - recto: Full view of a man identified on the verso with the stage name Ram Sam. He has long hair on his head and face and shorter hair covering his chest and arms. He is wearing woolly fabric around his waist. An unidentified white man stands next to him, looking out of frame, one finger pointing at him.; verso: Text reads, "Ram Sam completely covered with wool like a sheep."
Box 13 1148: Two unidentified men and one unidentified woman - recto: Full view of two men and one woman in front of a studio backdrop. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "High Caste Hindoo's".; verso: Inscription.
Box 15 1124-10: Two unidentified people and an elephant from Power's Elephants 1905 - recto: Full view of an elephant holding a bar with its trunk as an unidentified white woman hangs from it. Both the woman and another unidentified person standing beside the elephant are dressed in monkey suits. Text written at the bottom of the photo reads, "Lena of the Power's Elephants at / Coney Island, N.Y. 1905. / season of 1933 and 1934 featured with / Bertram Mills Circus touring England". It is unclear if Lena refers to the performer or the elephant.; verso: na.
Box 13 1047: Two unidentified women - recto: Full view of two unidentified white women wearing short costumes to reveal the tattoos over their whole bodies.; verso: Stamped text reads, "Percy Waters/ 965 Putnam Ave. / Detroit, Mich."
Box 14 1123-97: Two unidentified women seated outside 1910-1950 - recto: Full view of an unidentified Ubangi woman with two lip plates sitting beside an unidentified white woman wearing a beaded costume.; verso: Text reads, "Big Lipped Ubangi woman. With Ringlings Circus."
Box 14 1123-100: Two unidentified women wearing neck rings - recto: Two unidentified Burmese women with neck rings. The woman on the right is reaching out with her hand on the neck rings of the woman on the left.; verso: Text reads, "Burmese women."
Box 17 1130: Ubangi tribesmen 1930
Box 19 1147: Unidentified "strong man" 1930
Box 13 1164: Unidentified boy seated at table - recto: Full view of an unidentified white boy, photographed as a fat boy, sitting on a chair with his left elbow resting on a table.; verso: na.
Box 13 1165: Unidentified boy seated at table - recto: Full view of an unidentified white boy, photographed as a fat boy, sitting on a chair with his left elbow resting on a table.; verso: na.
Box 13 1163: Unidentified boy sitting on prop - recto: Full view of an unidentified white boy sitting on a studio prop in only a pair of shorts and socks.; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-135: Unidentified boy, seated - recto: Three-quarter view of an unidentified Filipino boy sitting in a chair with his hand in his lap to show its size.; verso: Text reads, "A boy of the Philippine Islands left hand 10 times larger than a normal hand should be."
Box 13 1086: Unidentified child - recto: Full view of an unidentified very young child with hair covering her body.; verso: Text reads, "She was at the / Hanover P.a. / Fair. week of / Sept [illegible] / 19th 1913/ Bazas / Harry child / only 26 months old / born at the Philappene [sic] Islands".
Box 13 1089: Unidentified child laying in chair - recto: Full view of an unidentified young child reclined in a covered chair, showing five bare legs.; verso: na.
Box 13 1101: Unidentified family - recto: View of an unidentified man standing beside an unidentified woman who is holding a very young child with hair covering her body.; verso: Text reads, "Hanover, Pa. Faire / Week of Sept 17/19 / 1913 / Bazas, Hairy Child / 26 months old / Born Philappine [sic] / Islands."
Box 15 1123-144: Unidentified girl, seated - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman photographed as a fat lady. She is sitting in a chair, facing the back of it with her dress pulled up to show her legs and stockings.; verso: Text reads, "Unidentified girl. No particular / data, except she is extremely fat."
Box 13 1108: Unidentified man - recto: Full view of an unidentified man performing as a wild man. He is crouched on the ground with chains around his waist and wrists, wearing furs and large canine teeth.; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-5: Unidentified man - recto: Full horizontal view of an unidentified white man who performed with the name Flip the Frog Boy.; verso: Text reads, "Flip the Frog Boy body normal sine [sic] but legs so tinni [sic] he had to hop like a frog to get abought [sic]."
Box 14 1123-132: Unidentified man - recto: Three-quarter view of an unidentified man standing bare-chested to show the shape of his abdomen.; verso: Text reads, "This man actually carries most of his guts (bowels) in a fleshy sack outside his abdomen."
Box 13 1083: Unidentified man and woman - recto: Full view of an unidentified older man and woman, photographed as midgets. The photo was taken outside in front of a brick wall covered in ivy.; verso: Text reads, "members of the / Lilliputian Opera".
Box 13 1152: Unidentified man and woman - recto: Full view inside a house of an unidentified white man, photographed as a fat man, sitting in wicker chair. An unidentified white woman stands behind him, looking away from the camera.; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-102: Unidentified man dressed as Popeye - recto: Bust view of a white man dressed as the character Popeye, wearing a jacket and hat with a pipe in his mouth.; verso: Text reads, "Popeye."
Box 15 1123-184: Unidentified man smoking cigarette - recto: Front view of an unidentified man standing bare-chested to show the tattoos on his chest and arms. He is smoking a cigarette. A woman is partially visible behind him. The name on the verso could identify the man, the tattoo artist, or a previous owner of the card.; verso: Text reads, "George / Laverde".
Box 14 1123-72: Unidentified man standing outside - recto: Full view of an unidentified man wearing a loin cloth, standing slightly bent to show the short tail at the base of his spine. He appears to be outside, with the word "Seattl[e]" partially visible on a logo above him.; verso: Text reads, "Human man with 5 inch tail from a tribe on the Isle Paulawan, Philippines. They all had tails."
Box 13 1084: Unidentified man standing with chair - recto: Full view of an unidentified older white man, photographed as a midget, standing beside a chair. Illegible printing at the bottom of the photo.; verso: na.
Box 15 1123-194: Unidentified man standing with two unidentified women - recto: Full view of a white man who performed as a contortionist with the name Eagan Twist. he is standing with his arms twisted above his head. Two unidentified white women stand on either side of him, both wearing small matching costumes.; verso: Typed text reads, "Eagan Twist, the contortionist with Ringlings in 1939 and / shown with his wife and sister who were aerialists with the / circus at that time."
Box 14 1123-133: Unidentified man wearing long coat and hat - recto: Three-quarter view of an unidentified man standing in a long coat and hat, his shirt rolled up to his chest to show the shape of his abdomen.; verso: Text reads, "He carries his guts on the outside."
Box 13 1166: Unidentified man wearing military uniform - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man, photographed as a fat man, sitting beside a small writing table. He is wearing a military uniform with a medal pinned to the right breast.; verso: na.
Box 13 1167: Unidentified man wearing military uniform - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man, photographed as a fat man, sitting beside a small writing table. He is wearing a military uniform with a medal on the right breast.; verso: na.
Box 13 1168: Unidentified man wearing military uniform - recto: Three-quarter view of an unidentified white man, photographed as a fat man, sitting beside a small writing table. He is wearing a military uniform with a medal on the right breast.; verso: na.
Box 13 1169: Unidentified man wearing military uniform - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man, photographed as a fat man, standing with his hand on the back of a chair. He is wearing a military uniform with a medal on the right breast.; verso: na.
Box 13 1060: Unidentified man, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white man smiling, posing bare-chested to show the tattoos covering his chest and arms.; verso: Printed text reads, "Webb and Clark, Tattoo Artists / 1119 English Avenue, Indianapolis, Ind."
Box 15 1123-147: Unidentified man, seated - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man, photographed as a fat man, sitting in a chair. He is wearing a light-colored sleeveless outfit with dark socks.; verso: na.
Box 13 1054: Unidentified man, standing - recto: Full view of an unidentified white man standing, wearing only shorts to display the tattoos covering his body. Stamped text reads, "Waters / Tattoo Supplies / Detroit" and "Tattooed by / Percy Waters / Detroit"; verso: Stamped text reads, "Percy Waters,/ 1050 Randolph,/ Detroit, Mich."
Box 14 1123-64: Unidentified man, standing - recto: Full view of an unidentified man who performed with the name The Knotty Man standing wearing only shorts to show the growths covering his body.; verso: Text reads, "The Knotty Man. He was covered with wens and lumpy growths."
Box 15 1123-172: Unidentified man's back - recto: View of the shoulders and back of an unidentified white man, showing tattoos over his shoulders and a tattoo of a woman weeping at a cross on his back.; verso: na.
Box 15 1123-183: Unidentified man's back - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white man sitting with his back to the camera, arms behind him to show the tattoos on his arms and back.; verso: na.
Box 15 1123-156: Unidentified person - recto: Full front view of an unidentified person sitting in a chair. The way the person is posed with supporting ropes suggests that this is likely the corpse of an unidentified person rather than a living person. The person is wearing shorts to show the thinness of their legs.; verso: Text reads, "Bambolla The human / monkey. Certainly this man / is skin and bones."
Box 15 1123-188: Unidentified person performing on bench - recto: Full view of an unidentified contortionist, naked, performing a position. The person's face isn't visible.; verso: Typed text reads, "Eleven year old Boston girl who wishes name withheld."
Box 15 1123-189: Unidentified person performing on bench - recto: Full view of an unidentified contortionist, nude, performing a position. The person's head isn't visible.; verso: Typed text reads, "Eleven year old Boston girl".
Box 15 1123-192: Unidentified person performing on bench - recto: Full view of an unidentified contortionist, nude, performing a pose. The person's head isn't visible.; verso: Typed text reads, "Eleven year old Boston girl who wishes name withheld."
Box 15 1123-178: Unidentified person seated on stool - recto: Full view of an unidentified person sitting on a stool with their back to the camera to show a large tattoo of Christ on the cross on their back. Some hand re-touching.; verso: na.
Box 13 1053: Unidentified person's legs - recto: Two photographic views of an unidentified white person's legs, front and back, showing their tattoos. Stamped text on the right edge of the (viewer's) left photo reads, "Waters / Tattoo Supplies / Detroit", probably indicating that this person was tattooed by Percy Waters.; verso: Stamped text reads, "Sam Ambrose."
Box 13 1050: Unidentified tattoo artist tattooing unidentified woman - recto: Full horizontal view of an unidentified white man tattooing the elbow of an unidentified white woman with visible tattoos covering her legs, arms, and back as she lays on her side.; verso: Stamped text reads, "Daefy & Stella / Tattooing Artists / [illegible crossed out text] / Philadelphia, PA" and "19 Bowery / New York / City".
Box 14 1123-39: Unidentified twin infants - recto: Unidentified conjoined twin girls joined at the top of their heads.; verso: Text reads, "Born in General Hospital, Los Angeles, Calif. to Mrs. John B. Jones. Twin girls joined at top of head end to end. They think and react differently."
Box 14 1123-35: Unidentified twins with unidentified man 1903 - recto: Full view of two unidentified conjoined twin boys from Korea, standing with an unidentified man, posing to show where their bodies are conjoined.; verso: Text reads, "The Korean Twins, joined at the breast bone. Barnum-Bailey attractions, 1903."
Box 13 1170: Unidentified woman and infant - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman seated with an unidentified white baby in her lap that has no arms or legs.; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-124: Unidentified woman and man - recto: Image of an unidentified Japanese man and woman, the man facing the camera and the woman facing away. Both people have tattoos covering their bodies.; verso: Text reads, "Japanese woman and man, their bodies are completely tattooed from neck to knees."
Box 14 1123-130: Unidentified woman and man - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman sitting in a chair, her leg propped over the legs of an unidentified white man as he tattoos her shin.; verso: Text reads, "This woman's body is almost covered with tattoos and still having more added."
Box 13 1206: Unidentified woman and man - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a midget, standing with an unidentified taller white man.; verso: 2 cent stamp. Faint inscription. Text reads, "Miss Lizzie A .Reed / Phila, PA".
Box 15 1123-159: Unidentified woman laying on pillow - recto: Full horizontal view of an unidentified white woman who performed with the name Serpentine lying on a pillow with her legs wrapped around her front.; verso: Text reads, "Serpentine the so-called / serpent girl because she / was born with no bones / in her body except her / skull. Born in Canada. / Apparently in good health at / the age of 40 years old."
Box 15 1123-169: Unidentified woman looking in mirror - recto: Full side view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a fat lady, looking in a full-length mirror. Text in the bottom right corner of the photograph reads, "Fowler / photo / #4".; verso: na.
Box 15 1123-182: Unidentified woman posing with table - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman standing bare-chested, wearing only a small undergarment to show the tattoos covering her body.; verso: na.
Box 15 1123-174: Unidentified woman posing without shirt 1933 - recto: Photo of an unidentified white woman sitting bare-chested to show the tattoos across her chest. Two hands are tattooed on her breasts, one with the initials "D.E." and one with the initials that are not legible. The wrists of the hands are linked with beads, between which is a plaque with a word, possibly "Mazel". Between her breasts are tattooed two nude women in an intimate pose. The woman's head has been hand sketched on the photograph. Handwritten text in the bottom left of the photo reads, "[?] [?] / Tattooed for Dorothy Jane Ellis / My Love / Ruth Weyland / Tattoo Artiste / 1933".; verso: na.
Box 13 1103: Unidentified woman seated in chair - recto: Full view of an unidentified Filipino woman, photographed as a midget, sitting in a chair with her hands resting on her knees to show six fingers on each hand. Text printed on the photo reads, "135 / Six Fingers / Filipino Dwarf"; verso: na.
Box 13 1196: Unidentified woman seated in chair - recto: Full view of Irene Woodward, a white woman who performed as a tattooed lady, sitting in a chair. She is wearing a short costume that shows the tattoos covering her arms and legs. She is looking away from the camera.; verso: Stamped date reads, "Nov. 21, 1942".
Box 14 1123-129: Unidentified woman seated on floor - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman sitting on the floor. She is posing nude, her arm across her chest. She has a tattoo on one arm and another over her breast.; verso: na.
Box 15 1123-187: Unidentified woman seated on table - recto: Full view of an unidentified woman sitting on a table, bare-chested, wearing only a small undergarment to show the tattoos covering her body. The name on the verso may be either the performer or the artist.; verso: Text reads, "Jean Carson of / New York City".
Box 15 1123-171: Unidentified woman standing outside - recto: Full view of an unidentified woman, standing bare-chested with her back to the camera to show the tattoos from her neck to her calves. She is outside near a fence or building.; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-123: Unidentified woman standing with back to camera - recto: Bust view of an unidentified woman standing with her back to the camera, showing a tattoo of a flower and butterfly across her back.; verso: Text reads, "A Japanese girls back tattooed."
Box 14 1123-122: Unidentified woman standing without shirt - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white woman standing bare-chested, showing the tattoos of birds and butterflies across her abdomen and breasts.; verso: Text reads, "A German woman, her breasts and abdomen tattooed with various birds and butterflies."
Box 13 1097: Unidentified woman using typewriter - recto: Side view of an unidentified white woman with no arms sitting in a chair, typing with her feet on a typewriter on the floor. Handwritten text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "[Illegible] / Armless Wonder".; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-134: Unidentified woman wearing feathered headdress - recto: Full view of an unidentified woman who performed as a giant with the name Princess Pontus. She is standing in a beaded costume with a feathered headdress. Text in the bottom left corner of the photo reads, "PRINCESS PONTUS / Amazon Giantess / Height 7 -2 1/4 / Weight 525 lbs".; verso: na.
Box 15 1123-148: Unidentified woman wearing polka dot dress - recto: Full view of an unidentified woman sitting in a chair, holding her short polka-dotted dress out to the sides. She is wearing a large bow in her hair.; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-94: Unidentified woman with lip plates - recto: Bust view of an unidentified Ubangi woman with two lip plates.; verso: Text reads, "Big Lipped Ubangi woman. Among the negros of Central Africa. The female with the biggest lip is regarded the most beautiful."
Box 15 1123-173: Unidentified woman with shirt open - recto: Side view of an unidentified white woman with her blouse open to show the tattoos on her breasts.; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-101: Unidentified woman with two lip plates - recto: Bust view of an unidentified Ubangi woman with two large lip plates.; verso: Text reads, "A close-up showing an extremely large-lipped Ubangi woman."
Box 14 1123-80: Unidentified woman, portrait - recto: Bust view in profile of an unidentified Mangbetu woman standing bare-chested, wearing her hair in tumburu style.; verso: Text reads, "Mangebetu Woman from Northeastern Congo."
Box 14 1123-119: Unidentified woman, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white woman wearing a short top with a tattoo of an animal across her stomach.; verso: Text reads, "An American girl with a lion tattooed on her abdomen with its mouth open at one of her nipples."
Box 15 1123-179: Unidentified woman, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white woman posing with her arms resting on the back of a furniture piece, smiling. Her position shows the tattoos on her arms and face.; verso: na.
Box 15 1123-180: Unidentified woman, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white woman, standing bare-chested to show snake tattoos crossing her abdomen and breasts.; verso: na.
Box 13 1172: Unidentified woman, portrait - recto: Bust view of an unidentified white woman. Damage obscures much of the image.; verso: na.
Box 13 1194: Unidentified woman, portrait - recto: Bust view of a white woman identified on the verso as Aimee, wearing a sleeveless costume that shows the tattoos covering her arms and chest. She wears a horse shoe pin on the chest of her dress and a large beaded necklace.; verso: Text reads, "Mlle Aimee[?] / age 22". Stamped text reads, "Nov. 21, 1942".
Box 13 1067: Unidentified woman, seated - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a fat lady, sitting in a carved chair. She is wearing a sleeveless blouse and pants. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Fat People's Convention- Riverview Exposition".; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-131: Unidentified woman, seated - recto: View of an unidentified white woman from the chest down, reclined bare-chested on furniture. She wears a small undergarment and stockings. She has a tattoo of a parrot on her thigh and a tattoo of a butterfly between her breasts.; verso: na.
Box 15 1123-176: Unidentified woman, seated nude - recto: View of an unidentified white woman, sitting nude to show the tattoos on her body. Image overexposed.; verso: na.
Box 13 1052: Unidentified woman, standing - recto: Full photographic view double image of an unidentified white woman standing with her hand resting on a chair behind her. She is wearing a short costume to show the tattoos covering her arms, legs, and chest.; verso: Stamped text reads, "Percy Waters / 965 Putnam Ave./ Detroit, Mich."
Box 13 1058: Unidentified woman, standing - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman posed standing with her arms crossed across her middle. Tattoos have been inked over on the photograph on her arms, legs, and chest.; verso: Printed text reads, "Geo. Gibbs, IA."
Box 13 1059: Unidentified woman, standing - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman standing with her back to the camera and the back of her dress unlaced to show the tattoo on her back of a woman and peacock feathers. Tattoos are also visible covering her arms and legs.; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-128: Unidentified woman, standing - recto: 3/4 of an unidentified white woman, standing topless to show the tattoos on her breasts.; verso: Text reads, "Over each breast is a moon and crescent. On her abdomen is a palm tree."
Box 15 1123-177: Unidentified woman, standing - recto: Three-quarter view of an unidentified white woman, standing bare-chested, wearing only a small undergarment to show the tattoos across her breasts and abdomen.; verso: na.
Box 13 1171: Unidentified woman, standing - recto: Full view of an unidentified white woman, photographed as a fat woman. She is wearing a short, dark dress. There are studio prop plants on either side of her.; verso: na.
Box 15 1123-175: Unidentified woman, standing nude - recto: Three-quarter view of an unidentified white woman standing nude, looking back over her shoulder. Tattoos of flowers cover her body.; verso: na.
Box 15 1123-181: Unidentified woman, standing nude - recto: Full view of an unidentified woman standing nude, her back to the camera to show the tattoos across her back and legs. Some hand re-touching; an undergarment has been drawn on her.; verso: na.
Box 13 1049: Victoria James, standing - recto: Full view of Victoria James, a white woman who performed as a tattooed lady with the name Lotta Pictoria, standing in a short, sleeveless costume to show the tattoos covering her body. Printed text at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "Lotta / The Human Art Gallery".; verso: Text reads, "Lotta Tattooed / Wonder / Riverview / Park Season / 1918 / Fred Owens / Manager / Thelma Chester / Illusions and / snakes."
Box 13 1048: Victoria James, three views - recto: Three views of Victoria James, a white woman who performed as a tattooed lady with the name Lotta Pictoria, from the front, back, and a full view of her sitting in a chair to show the tattoos covering her body. Printed text on the images reads, "Lotta Pictoria / Tattooing done by / Prof. Charles Wagner / 11 Chatham SQ. New York City".; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-6: Vin Linnie outdoors 1940 - recto: Bust view outdoors of Vin Linnie, a white man, posed with his side to the camera and wearing a tiny shoe on his arm.; verso: Text reads, "Vin Linnie abought [sic] 1940. This man was born with no hands but tiny foot which from his sholder [sic] blade."
Box 13 1065: W.D. Cowan, seated - recto: Full view of W.D. Cowan, a white man who performed as a fat man, sitting on a box with shorts and shoes on. Text printed at the bottom of the card below the photo reads, "W.D Cowan / 741 lbs. Age 23 yrs. 6 ft. Tall / World's Largest Human".; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-40: Wagon and team of horses 5 June 1929 - recto: A team of six horses moving away, pulling a Sells Floto Circus wagon. A buffalo is carved on the wagon's side. Handwritten text at the bottom of the photo reads, "Newport, R.I. June 5, 1929." Stamped text in the upper right corner reads, "Bernard / Savannah, Ga."; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-41: Wagon with clowns on top 1931 - recto: View of a horse-drawn circus wagon with clowns on top. Four English-style riders are following behind the wagon. Large houses are visible in the background. Handwritten text at the bottom of the photo reads, "Spark's R. R. Circus, 1931."; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-42: Wagon with clowns on top 1931 - recto: Photo of a horse-drawn circus wagon with clowns on top. Four English-style riders are following behind the wagon. Large houses are visible in the background. Handwritten text at the bottom of the photo reads, "Spark's R. R. Circus, 1931."; verso: na.
Box 15 1124-47: Wagons on city street 1931 - recto: View of two wagons in a parade being pulled by teams of horses. People are looking at the wagons from the sidewalks. Handwritten text at the bottom of the photo reads, "Bernard. / Spark's R.R. Circus. 1931. Two blocks of parade."; verso: na.
Box 15 1123-158: Waites, standing - recto: Full view of a white woman identified on the verso as Baby Doll Waites, who performed as a fat lady. She is standing, wearing a sleeveless outfit. Her hands are clasped in front of her, bringing her arm forward to draw attention to the size of her bicep.; verso: Text reads, "Baby Doll Waites. Weighed 480 / pounds."
Box 14 1123-87: William Barlow, standing - recto: Full view of William Barlow, a white man who performed with the name The Human Corkscrew, standing with his hands on his hips, wearing tight clothing to emphasize the thinness of his limbs. Handwritten text in the lower right corner reads, "WM. BARLOW / HUMAN CORKSC[REW]".; verso: Text reads, "William Barlow, the skinny man. Born in Greenville, S. Carolina. 33 years old. Weighed 67 pounds."
Box 15 1123-190: William D'Andrea standing in front of backdrop - recto: Full view of William D'Andrea, who performed as a contortionist with the name Twisto, standing in front of a studio backdrop with his right arm wrapped around his head.; verso: Typed text reads, "William Twisto D'Andrea, of New York City."
Box 14 1123-105: William Henry Johnson, close-up - recto: Close view of William Henry Johnson, a Black man with microcephaly who performed with the name Zip.; verso: Text reads, "Zip the Barnum What is It."
Box 14 1123-63: William Parnell, standing, two views - recto: Full view in two separate photos of William Parnell, a man who performed with the name Aloa, standing bare-chested. Text at the top of the card reads, ""ALOA," The Alligator Boy / Presented With Clyde Beatty's Circus Side Show" and at the bottom, "HOME ADDRESS / WILLIAM BRADLEY SMITH P.O BOX 71, CARY, N.C."; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-69: Williams family, standing in line - recto: Full view of the Williams Family, three Black women and one man with vitiligo, standing in a line, smiling. They are dressed to show the pigmentation of their skin; the three women are wearing short skirts and small tops and the man is bare-chested and wearing shorts.; verso: Text reads, "The Williams Family of spotted skins, the were with Hagenback Wallace Circus."
Box 14 1123-95: Willie Ingram, standing outside circa 1940s - recto: Full view of Willie Ingram, a Black man who performed with the name Pop Eyed Perry or Popeye, standing outdoors with his arms crossed. His eyes are bulging. Cars are visible behind him.; verso: Text reads, "Pop Eyed Perry who had the ability to pop his eyes out onto his cheek bones."
Box 15 1124-57: Woman performing in canon act 21 December 1878 - recto: Drawing of a woman being shot out of a suspended cannon. Handwritten text at the top of the image reads, "Zazel The Human Canon Ball". Handwritten text at the bottom of the image reads, "Royal Aquariam Theatre, Liverpool, England. / Saturday. December 21, 187[8?]".; verso: na.
Box 14 1123-60: Woo Gow Chang and three unidentified women - recto: Full view of Woo Gow Chang, a Chinese man who performed as a giant, standing in front of a studio backdrop with three unidentified white women. Chang has one hand resting on the head of the woman closest to him, who is standing. The other two women are seated.; verso: Text reads, "Chang Yu San the tallest Chinese giant. Born in Pekin. Heas more than 8 feet tall. With Marnum Bailey."
Box 12 1015: Zoe Meleke with Gen. Tom Thumb's Museum, advertising card 1880 - recto: Advertising card in shape of a painters palette. The artwork depicts a white woman who performed as a Circassian with the name Zoe Meleke. She is wearing a red dress and there are small yellow birds flying around her. Text reads, "Zoe Meleke / with / Gen'l. Tom Thumb's Museum / H.R. Jacobs / Manager".; verso: advertising.
Printed material and ephemera
Box 19 1181: The Arenic World magazine
Box 19 1174: Barnum and Bailey Greatest Show on Earth 1960 - duplicate of #1175
Box 19 1175: Barnum and Bailey Greatest Show on Earth - duplicate of #1174
Box 17 1117: Barnum's American Museum, message written and autographed by P.T. Barnum on his stationery 1860
Map-Case 1, Drawer 1 1191: Bertha Curtis - oversize poster
Box 17 1182: A Case of Acromegaly booklet 1910
Box 17 1113: Chiquita lady photo pin 1896
Box 17 1185: Chronic adrenal insufficiency booklet 1933
Box 17 1183: Cure of a case of acute ulceratine endocarditis booklet 1940
Box 16 1041: Domestic habits of the Siamese twins booklet 1850
Box 16 1025: G.B. Bunnell's Museum 1875
Box 16 1030: Gen. Tom Thumb's three year tour around the world booklet 1872
Box 19 1122: Gen. Tom Thumb and wife, Comm. Nutt, and Minnie Warren, by Currier and Ives 1863
Box 18 1187: General Tom Thumb
Box 17 1179: Hagenbeck's Arena and World's Museum program
Box 16 1043: History of animals and leading curiosities contained in P.T. Barnum's Greatest Show on Earth booklet 1877
Box 16 1039: History and life of Unzie, the Australian aboriginal beauty booklet 1893
Box 16 1031: History of Major N.G.W. Winner and wife midgets booklet 1890
Box 16 1034: History of Miss Annie Jones, Barnum's Esau Lady booklet 1885
Box 16 1028: The History and travels of Barnum's $100,000 Rice Family booklet 1870
Box 16 1035: Illustrated catalogue and guide book to Barnum's American Museum 1860
Box 16 1040: Laloo booklet 1888
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