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COLLECTION Identifier: 2007MT-41

Album of cartes de visite photographs of people with dwarfism


With 5 sets of paper dolls of performers and other people with dwarfism and accompanying costumes. Volume in box 1; dolls in box 2.


  • circa 1860-1880

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Collection is open for research.

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No restrictions on access copy.


.2 linear feet (1 volume and loose paper doll sets in 2 boxes)


Unprocessed. See curatorial file for more detail.

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Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Betts Coup, 2020.

Album of cartes de visite photographs of people with dwarfism, circa 1860-1880 (2007MT-41): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 November 16
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