Jumpinr’ Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton Onstage at the American Museum

@article{Chemers2004JumpinrTT,
  title={Jumpinr’ Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton Onstage at the American Museum},
  author={Michael M. Chemers},
  journal={Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film},
  year={2004},
  volume={31},
  pages={16 - 27}
}
adoring European public as ‘General Tom Thumb,’ returned to the United States from a wildly successful three-year European tour. That year he would begin a meteoric rise to a stardom in the United States that would be unequalled by any actor in his lifetime. His debut on the New York stage was to mark a turning point in the history of the exhibition of ‘human curiosities,’ which almost overnight developed from a marginalised, disreputable carnival diversion into one of the most popular forms of… 
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