Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 36

Price Realized: $ 281
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(CIRCUS.) Group of 5 items relating to Charles Stratton (better known as "General Tom Thumb") and other performers. 5 items, various sizes, condition generally strong. Vp, 1865 and undated

Additional Details

Carte-de-visite portrait of "Tom Thumb, Wife and Child," corners trimmed, plain mount Admission ticket for "General Tom Thumb's Entertainment . . . Alfred Gately, Agent" Letter on illustrated letterhead of Ellinger & Foote's Great Moral Exhibition and Continental Quartette showing the troupe's three star performers: Charles W. Nestel ("Commodore Foote"), his sister Eliza Nestel ("Queenie Foote"), and Joseph Huntler ("Colonel Small"). The letter is from the troupe's agent P.A. Clarke, attempting to arrange a booking in Danville, PA, 25 September 1865 Stamped illustrated envelope for the same, featuring a different illustration Carte-de-visite of Stratton's fellow Barnum performers George W.M. "Commodore" Nutt and Minnie Warren, printed by E. & H.T. Anthony from an 1863 Mathew Brady negative, signed by Nutt and Warren on verso.