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Dwarfs (Persons)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 63 Collections and/or Records:

A Greater Wonder than Daniel Lambert Handbill, c1800 - 1899

 Item — Box John Barmwell Taylor Box 2: Series 178T1
Reference code: 178T1.248
Scope and Contents

Miss Nixon - fat woman “12 years of age and twenty-five stone” and Miss Oakley - 'midget' dwarf.

Dates: c1800 - 1899

Amphitheatre Poster, Monday 9 November 1829 and rest of the week

Reference code: 178R47.25
Scope and Contents Mr. Ducrow as Rob Roy or the Mountain Shepherd equestrian act, Greek Soldier, Lilliputian Bonaparte and his pygmy war horse equestrian act, Mr. Ducrow and Miss Woolford double tightrope act, Russians and Turks combat, The Attack of the Courier, Col. Ross and the Officers of the Fourth Dragoon Guards, Mr. Ducrow as the Grecian Statue. Black type on off white background with illustration of man stood up on horse back holding a shield and sword on top section. Printed by H. Bellerby, Printer,...
Dates: Monday 9 November 1829 and rest of the week

Argyle Theatre Collection

Reference code: NFA0117
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a large number of posters as well as business records including records of artist bookings, accounts, scrapbooks, contracts and correspondence.

Dates: 1865 - 1941

Argyle Theatre of Varieties Poster, 12 December 1892

Reference code: 178R12.35
Scope and Contents Argyle Theatre of Varieties, Birkenhead. Mr Tom Bassett Impersonator, Miss Ruth Grovesnor Serio-Comic Vocalist and Dancer, Messrs. Ashford and Guinard Character Dilineators, Miss Nellie Oldene Serio-Comic Vocalist and Burlesque Actress, Miss J. Matthews Lady Acrobatic and Talking Clown, Mr Austin Lenton Vocal Comedian and Burlesque Actor, Sisters Albert (Rose and Blanche) Duettists and Song and Dance, Artistes, Mr Frank Hayward Comic Vocalist and Descriptive Actor, Little Tony Midget...
Dates: 12 December 1892

Argyle Theatre of Varieties Poster, 3 January 1898

Reference code: 178R12.118
Scope and Contents Argyle Theatre of Varieties, Birkenhead. Werner and Reider Tyrolean Duettists, Lottie Lennox Comedienne, Miss F. Spry and Mr B. Monti Comedy Act, Violet Wilton Serio Comic Vocalist and Top-Boot Dancer, Little Chinko Boy Juggler, Lottie Holland Serio Comedienne and Skipping Rope Dancer, Frank Coyle Character Comedian, Leslie Clare Character Actor Vocalist, James Capelli Electro-Musical Phantast. Monday Next, The Collibris Midgets. Printed by S. Griffith and Co, typeers, Liverpool. Red and...
Dates: 3 January 1898

Argyle Theatre of Varieties Poster, 15 January 1940

Reference code: 178R12.87
Scope and Contents

Argyle Theatre of Varieties, Birkenhead. Jack 'rumps'Doyle and his Aces of Rhythm with Joe Ferrie and Nino Monti in Hot Music, Hatton and Manners Comedians, Two Rascals Entertainers and a Piano, Jack Henry Whistling Comedian, Michael Moore Impressionist, Marie and Jose Anderson Dancers, Buddy Clarke with Mum and Dad Novelty, Fred Culpitt Conjuror, Gulliver and his 7 dwarfs Burlesque Comedians. Printed by A. Sam Griffith Poster Printed McC. H. Ltd., Liverpool. Red type

Dates: 15 January 1940

Bill Barnes Collection

Reference code: NFA0172
Scope and Contents

Programmes, posters and photographs mainly related to the Poole family's travelling Myriorama show.

Dates: 1881 - 2017

Billy Russell’s Circus Spectacular Programme, 1975

Reference code: 178K41.7
Scope and Contents Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth, Inga Lise Ringmistress. Mary Chipperfield’s Liberty ponies and Zebras and elephants, The Knick Nocs knockabout comedy, Old Regnas The Tramp and his Comedy Dogs and Donkey, The Siberas balancing act, Jacko Fossett and Little Billy clowns, The Trio Anastasini juggling, The Brandt Brothers springboard acrobatics, Bela and her Comedy Camel, The Two Franks acrobatics and contortionism, Spaghetti and Company comics, Max Morris and his Sea Lions, Anna Arata and Lily...
Dates: 1975

Charles Taylor Collection

Reference code: NFA0069
Scope and Contents

The Charles Taylor collection is a fine example of Taylor’s of Wombwell printers’ posters, which highlight changes in printing techniques, fashion and taste within the popular entertainment industry. Included are examples of posters for pantomimes, fairs and circuses. The collection also contains handbills and other advertising material.

Dates: c1937 - 1989

Christopher Palmer Collection

Reference code: NFA0105
Scope and Contents

Circus programmes and VHS tapes from Billy Smart’s Circus and Chipperfields’s Circus collected during the 1970s and early 1980s by the TV producer, Christopher John Palmer. There are also a number of promotional photographs of artistes and other ephemera related to the circus.

Dates: 1973 - 1983

Circus Friends Association Collection

Reference code: NFA0122
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a large library of books and journals, as well as archival material including posters, programmes, photographs, films, handbills, research material, scrapbooks, original artwork and many other items of ephemera relating to British, Irish and European circuses

Dates: 1795 - 2020

Circus Research Material, 1891 - 1935

Reference code: 178B30.37
Scope and Contents A large volume of typed and handwritten material referring to information published in newspapers and journals including the Strand Magazine, The Royal Magazine, McClure's Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, The Bookman, The World Magazine, Cassells's Magazine, American Magazine, The Toronto Star Weekly, Everybody's Magazine, Collier's Illustrated Weekly, St. Nicholas Magazine, Popular Science Monthly, Pearson's Magazine and Saturday Evening Post on animal training and other aspects of wild...
Dates: 1891 - 1935

Commodore Foote and Sister, the Fairy Queen Handbill, 8 February 1886

 Item — Box John Barmwell Taylor Box 1: Series 178T1
Reference code: 178T1.181
Scope and Contents

Commodore Foote and the Fairy Queen at Royal Albert Palace. The Fairy Queens First visit to Europe. Printed by F. Worthy, 472 Battersea Park Road.

Dates: 8 February 1886

Ducrow Royal Amphitheatre Poster, 29 October 1829

Reference code: 178R47.21
Scope and Contents Splendid Cavalcade by 12 horses, Master Brown as The Greek Youth, Mr. Ducrow and Pegasus, My Grandmother on Horseback, Mr. Ducrow on The Tar's Vicissitudes, The Lilliputian Bonaparte and his War Horse, Miss Woolford, J. Ducrow and Lloyd clows, Messrs. Fillingham, Yates and Widdicomb riding masters, Master Bridges on the elastic cord, Crusaders, Grand Tournament, A L'Outrance, The Games of Cupid and Zephyr, Mademoiselle Lucie de Fanconi, The Courier of St. Petersburgh. Black type on off...
Dates: 29 October 1829

Ducrow's Royal Amphitheatre Poster, Monday 26 October - Wednesday 28 October 1829

Reference code: 178R47.28
Scope and Contents The Union of the Nations, Master Brown as The Young Lancer and his Charger, The Countess of Lilliput, My Grandmother on Horseback, The Roman Galdiator, The Flight of Mercury, Greek Soldier, Fairy Horses, Mock Combat, Miss Woolford and Master Bridges on the elastic cord, Madamoiselle Lucie de Franconi, The Enebriated Huzzar, Yorkshire Sportsman and his Bareback Hunters. Black type on off white background with illustration of male rider standing on two horses while jumping an obstacle on top...
Dates: Monday 26 October - Wednesday 28 October 1829

Dwarf and Fairy Handbill, c1800 - 1899

 Item — Box John Barmwell Taylor Box 2: Series 178T1
Reference code: 178T1.243
Scope and Contents

Mr and Miss Shaw, Huddersfield. See and believe from 10 'till 9. Advertising card for midget couple from West Riding.

Dates: c1800 - 1899

Farewell Levees of Gen Tom Thumb Handbill, 1845

 Item — Box John Barmwell Taylor Box 1: Series 178T1
Reference code: 178T1.9
Scope and Contents

Tom Thumb, Previous to his final departure for America at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly. Previous to his final departure for America. The General is apparently four times the length of this handbill. Illustration. Printed by T. Brettell, Rupert Street, Haymarket.

Dates: 1845

Farini’s Earthmen Handbill, 1885

 Item — Box John Barmwell Taylor Box 2: Series 178T1
Reference code: 178T1.250
Scope and Contents

Pygmies or Dwarf Races. N’con N’qui, N’fim N’fom, Nzep, N’co, N’icy, and N’arkar at Albert Hall, Battersea. “Exhibiting their beautifully-formed hand and feet, their spiral tufted hair, and their monkey-like language”. Printed by Aubert’s Steam Printing Works, 11 Maiden Lane, Strand.

Dates: 1885

For One Day Only! Handbill, 11 October 1875

 Item — Box John Barmwell Taylor Box 1: Series 178T1
Reference code: 178T1.184
Scope and Contents

Admiral Tom Trump at Horn's Assembly Rooms. “His height being only twenty-six inches, which is six inches less than Ton Thumb.” Printed by Phillips Bros., 113 London Road, S.E.

Dates: 11 October 1875

Frank Uffner's A Few Words Respecting Giants & Midgets Handbill, 1883

 Item — Box John Barmwell Taylor Box 1: Series 178T1
Reference code: 178T1.29
Scope and Contents

Colonel Chang Yu Sing, and General Tiny Mite, at Piccadilly Hall. Colonel Chang - 8ft Six, 500lbs, 35yo. Gen Tiny Mite (Successor to Gen Mite) 19in tall, four & three quarter lbs, 15 yo. Offering cash prizes to anyone who can provide small or bigger men than Mr Uffner. Printed by Walter Smith, High Street, Bloomsbury, 2pp.

Dates: 1883