I’m working on a documentary short about people with â€ª#â€Ždisabilitiesâ€¬ in the â€ª#â€ŽCivilWarâ€¬. What caught my attention was coming across a couple of images fromÂ auction sites.
The first is titled: Civil War Soldier CDV Dwarf Rare Photo Rifle Armed Pic
The note on the auction website says: “Very unusual oversized cabinet CDV of a dwarf with a long beard, dressed in uniform with kepi and holding a gun. The picture was taken by Griffin & Watkins, which operated in Princeton, Kentucky during the latter part of the 19th century. Back of the card reads ”Portraits in Oil, Pastille & Crayon Old Pictures Copied and Enlarged.” Image very sharp. Card in superb condition. Measures 4” x 6”. Very interesting image.”
The second is titled:Â Â Civil war unidentified midget dwarf union soldier officer cdv photograph
I wonder if anyone has any additional information on either of these individuals?