Friday, March 16, 2012

Small People from the Philippines



We are wrapping up Miniature Person Week today with this picture from 1914. The picture shows a small couple from the Philippines. I was not able to find any other information on the picture.

8 comments:

  1. These two are not proportioned as well as the others. They appear to be standing on a table instead of a chair.

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  2. This photo is of dwarfs, not midgets. Midgets are proportionally sized whereas dwarfs are not.

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  3. When I was young, I showed German Shepherd dogs in obedience. When I went to my first "all breed" show (as opposed to a German Shepherd Specialty show) it was hilarious. We had heard of people looking like their dogs and sure enough -- a big jowly man with a bulldog, a tall willowy girl with whispy hair with a whippet.
    We were laughing our heads off ---- until ---- we realized that maybe people thought we looked like German Shepherds!

    My point: A young lady from our area was a very self confident, outgoing teenager -- and a dwarf. (That is probably not a PC expression nowadays but I don't care.) She showed Beagle dogs -- and she resembled her dogs. She and her dogs won in the ring and THAT is what was important.

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  4. Rebecca, are you saying that the young lady had long floppy ears? LOL.

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  5. A couple of weeks ago, while waiting outside a resturant to be seated, a car came up and parked near by. A dwarf got out and came around to open the door for his regular size lady friend. I told my daughter that, "You don't see regular sized men do that, anymore".

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  6. July 4th last year there was some sort of little people convention down the street from Disneyland Ca. It was neat seeing all the different walks of life in miniature strolling up and down Harbor Ave.

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  7. Dave 107: Show beagles have shorter legs than the field trial beagles and they kind of "rock and roll" as they move along. Hmmm. Floppy ears. Maybe two pig tales?

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  8. I think that the first photo that comes up on a google search of filipino midgets is of the same two people. If so, they are a brother and sister named Juan and Martina de la Cruz.

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