In honor of the 125th anniversary of the death of P. T. Barnum

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Frank Wendt (1858 after-1930), Capt. Geo. Auger, Welsh Giant, 1905 (2011.42.5)

Printed on verso:
Capt. Geo. Auger,
Welsh Giant.
Born in Cardiff, Wales; 22 years of age; weighs 350 lbs.; 7 ft., 8 inches in height. Tallest man on earth.
The ring that fits my first finger, a half dollar will pass through it.
En route with Barnum & Bailey shows, season 1905.

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Frank Wendt (1858 after-1930), [Princess Wee Wee], ca. 1913 (2011.42.13)

Written with pen on verso:
Barnum and Bailey Show. Clinton, Mo Sep. 8, 1913. The least woman in the world, 21 years old, weight 9 lbs.

The Barnum Museum

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2 Responses to In honor of the 125th anniversary of the death of P. T. Barnum

  1. Ann Badger says:

    Are these from your collection?

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