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COLLECTION Identifier: TCS 5

Harvard Theatre Collection cabinet photographs of men with dwarfism

This collection includes theatrical cabinet portrait and group portrait photographs of male performers with dwarfism. Collection formerly called "Lilliputians, men."

Dates

  • 1866-1929

Language of Materials

Collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Extent

1 linear feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

Cabinet card photographs were in use from about 1866 through the late 1920s. They were a thin photograph mounted on cards measuring 4 1/4 by 6 1/2 inches. The reverse side of the card usually included extensive logos and advertising information of the photographer.
A dwarf is a person with short stature resulting from an abnormal medical condition known as dwarfism. This group also is known as "Little people."

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of subject of photograph.

Physical Location

TCS

Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Various donors.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Mirseyedi, 2018.
Link to catalog
Title
Harvard Theatre Collection cabinet photographs of men with dwarfism, 1866-1929 (TCS 5): Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Date
July 24, 2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou02979

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

Contact:
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