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Liliputian Sisters Lucy & Sara Adams

Liliputian Sisters Lucy & Sara Adams


Unknown. Portland, OR: 1906. Pamphlet. 4pp. 5x7in. Fold marks. Some foxing on bottom left corner. Very scarce.

"Better be small and shine, than be great and cast a shadow."

Pamphlet for a performance by the Liliputian Sisters at the Association Hall, Vineyward Haven on Martha's Vineyard. Contains press releases and testimonials, as well as images of the sisters performing.

The Adams sisters hailed from Martha's Vineyard originally, though the address in this pamphlet is given as 611 Third St. in Portland, OR. The sisters, both under 50" tall, performed all over the world with Barnum & Bailey's Circus, the General Tom Thumb Company, and the Liliputian Opera Company. They were said to be direct descendants of Samuel Adams, and related to John and John Quincy Adams as well.

One copy located on OCLC, at UC Santa Barbara.

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