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State Fair Side Show Attractions

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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...
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World's Largest Tire

Date: November 02 1930
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...
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Corben Airplane and Circus Performers

Date: July 29 1933
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.
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Dwarves Play Miniature Golf

Date: November 02 1930
Description: A woman putts while three other dwarves, or little people, watch at the indoor Evergreen Miniature Golf Course, 26-28 N. Carroll Street.
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Men-dow-min, Or The Corn

Date: 1835
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).
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Mose Bone Sample Room

Date: 1900
Description: Men at the Mose Bone Sample Room. Two men are sitting on chairs on the porch in front. A male dwarf is walking on the board sidewalk in front of the saloon...
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Two Men in front of Fair Store

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Description: Two men posing standing in front of the Fair Store on Main Street. The man on the right is a dwarf and he is holding a cigar. Posters in the windows advert...
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Studio Portrait of Three Men

Date: 1895
Description: Studio portrait of three men standing, one of whom is a little person, standing in front of a painted backdrop. All of the men are wearing hats, and the ma...
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Tom Thumb and Wife

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Description: A carte-de-visite of "General Tom Thumb" (Charles Stratton) and his wife Lavinia Warren, the "Little Queen of Beauty".
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Tall-tale Postcard: Caught With the Goods

Date: 1913
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...
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Meinhardt Raabe as Little Oscar with Wienermobile

Date: July 01 1955
Description: Meinhardt Raabe, dressed as Little Oscar, receiving the key to the city of Wisconsin Dells, while standing in front of the Wienermobile.
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Boxing Match between Two Dwarfs

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Description: Spectators watch as two dwarfs box in a ring at Midland Beach. A raised pavilion stands in the background.
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Major Tot

Date: 1885
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....
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Poster for "Singer's Midgets"

Date: 1916
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...

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