Visit our other Wisconsin Historical Society websites!
Refine or narrow your results by clicking any term in the gray boxes below.
Expand your results by removing any breadcrumb in a gray outlined box above. Click on the blue "X" to remove the term.
Narrow your results by entering a keyword into the search box above. Then click the "Search Within" checkbox, then click on the orange "Search" button.
If you did not find what you are looking for or you did not get any results, try changing your search term(s). See our Search Help page for more tips.
Date: date unknown
Description: Spectators watch as two dwarfs box in a ring at Midland Beach. A raised pavilion stands in the background.
Date: 1835 ca.
Description: Men-dow-min, or the Corn, a Chippewa (Ojibwa) dwarf. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Treaty of Green Bay (1827).
Date: 1895 ca.
Description: Studio portrait of three men standing, one of whom is a little person, standing in front of a painted backdrop. All are wearing hats and the man on the lef...
Date: 1916 ca.
Description: Color lithograph poster featuring two scenes of the famous Austro-Hungarian troupe at the top and bottom. At the top, one performer on a violin accompanies...
Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Description: Two men posed standing in front of the Fair Store on Main Street. The man on the right is a dwarf holding a cigar. Posters in the windows advertise "Quo Va...
Description: Photomontage of a dwarf wearing a top hat driving a cart, drawn by a mule, filled with giant eggs. The dwarf is wearing a suit and a top hat. The mule is...
Description: A woman putts while three other dwarves, also known as midgets or little people, watch at the indoor Evergreen Miniature Golf Course, 26-28 N. Carroll Stre...
Date: 1900 ca.
Description: Men at the Mose Bone Sample Room. Two men sit on chairs on the porch in front. A male dwarf is walking on the board sidewalk in front of the saloon, which...
Date: 1885 ca.
Description: Carte-de-visite of Major Tot standing on a prop column and wall next to a man of average height in front of a painted backdrop. Both men are holding canes....
Description: Meinhardt Raabe, dressed as Little Oscar, receiving the key to the city of Wisconsin Dells, while standing in front of the Wienermobile.
Description: A carte-de-visite of "General Tom Thumb" (Charles Stratton) and his wife Lavinia Warren, the "Little Queen of Beauty".
Description: A group of circus performers pose outdoors with a Corben airplane. The tall Man is Jack Earle, and one of the little people is probably Lia Graf.
Description: Group of people, including dwarfs and midgets, pose with "the worlds largest tire" in front of the RKO Orpheum Theatre as part of a promotion for Goodyear...
Description: State Fair barker announcing side show attractions to a crowd of children, featuring "Midget City, the World's Tiniest Entertainers" and "Baby Thelma, 619...
If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.
Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at:
© 1996-2015 Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706