Sunday, February 10, 2008
General Tom Thumb
This is a photograph of Charles Stratton (AKA General Tom Thumb) and wife Lavinia Warren. Charles was a famous performer for notorious showman P. T. Barnum. Charles stood just 25 inches high and weighed 16 pounds when he began working for Barnum. Charles Stratton and Lavina Warren were married on this day in 1863. Following the wedding, the newlyweds were received by President Lincoln at the Whitehouse.