A Fun Paper Doll Link
The 1863 wedding of “General” Tom Thumb (Charles Stratton, off-stage) and Miss Lavinia Warren, both headliners with Barnum’s “American Museum”, attracted tremendous amounts of media attention. Newspaper articles detailed elements of Miss Warren’s trousseau, the fashionable clothing made to fit her 32″, 29 pound figure was displayed and photographed, and thousands thronged the reception to greet the happy couple after the ceremony.
We share here a link to one set of delightful paper dolls in the likeness of Mrs Tom Thumb.
For a bit more about the “Thumbs”, click here.
A tidy sampling of the media furor surrounding their wedding can be found here.