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General Tom Thumb. (Charles S. Stratton) & P. T. Barnum. GENUINE December 1st 1844 Signed letter and engraving
Day & Haghe, London & Northern Ireland. A 7 line SIGNED letter by "Gen'l Tom Thumb" dated Dec 1st 1844. Sent from Glasgow to the postmaster in Chester requesting mail be sent to Belfast. The letter on a slightly larger than A5 sheet has been laid onto album paper of a grey blue of larger dimensions (folio), on the reverse are 6 copper plate engravings of historical figures. The letter and autograph are on 19th century thinner paper and is bright and fresh due to having been inside an album and is Very Good+. Then with this is a GENUINE 1844 stone lithograph of General Tom Thumb by Baugniet engraved by the Queen's printers Day & Haghe. Details of his size & weight and age 25 inches, 15 pounds, "he's smaller than any infant that ever walked alone". this engraving also backed onto album paper, the glue used at edges shows a little, the print has some other ingrained age marks mainly at the top edge in the white. Measures 15 x 11 inches (38 x 28 cm approx). Would frame without most of the marked areas being seen, which is why we choose to sell as is for reasons of personal taste and not paying for framing if needed to be posted overseas from the UK. This album came to us from a Chester family recently selling items from their own past, there are other Chester related items, the fact the "autographed" note is to the Chester postmaster makes sense that this resided in the album devoid of any other related material. the two pieces are separate and could be framed together, they were once facing each other but like this impractical to view or display and nothing else in the album w … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Colophon Books (UK) [Leek, United Kingdom]
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