Tuesday, March 13, 2012

True Love



Ah, with so many perfectly proportioned miniature people running around the P. T. Barnum establishment, you knew that sooner or later someone would fall in love. Yes, Commodore Nutt had become interested in the Lovely Ms. Warren, but in the end her affections fell on General Tom Thumb. The picture above shows their wedding ceremony. I am not sure if Commander Nutt ever found his soul mate.

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  2. There is a lovely portair of the actual wedding on Wikipeadia. Apparently, Commodore Nutt got over his disappointment enough to serve as Best Man. Lavinia's sister Minnie was also a Little Person and was the Maid of Honor. It looks odd to see the rector towering over the wedding party. I tried to post a link before, but it ran all over the place. Just do a Google serch; the pictures are there.

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  3. Alas, Commodore Nutt and the lovely Miss Lavinia were not to be. Mending his broken heart the Commodore eventually married Lilian Elston of California. They did not sire children but I am told they stayed together until The Commodore's passing in 1881 at the age of 32.

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  4. Could it have been that Lavinia fell not for Tom himself, but for his Giant Chair (pictured on Sunday)? And as a lover of Giant Furniture herself (as pictured on Saturday), perhaps she could never love a man who did not possess a Giant Chair. Poor Commodore Nutt.

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  5. That could be ENM. Would that be the same giant chair holding her bustle? I suppose once you find the perfect chair for your bustle it's hard to let it go.

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  6. Lady Anne, thanks for directing us to Wikipeadia for more information about this charming couple Very interesting. We never hear or see 'little' people like that any more.

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