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General Tom Thumb's Wedding

Charles Sherwood Stratton, whose stage name was General Tom Thumb, was one of the biggest and smallest celebrities of the 19th century. The three-foot, four-inch star of P.T. Barnum’s “Hall of Curiosities” married Lavinia Warren on February 10, 1863. She was two-feet, seven-inches tall. Their lavish and heavily publicized “fairy wedding” was attended by 2,000 guests.

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