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map Pint-Sized Nellie Keeler Oil . f . Attack j Starred as Barnum's Little town. Nellie Keeler of Kokomo, r.t the age of 11, was billed by P. T. Burnum of circus fame as "The Smallest Lady in the World." of when and j to j w London. west. num- and Nellie was a favorite of the great Barnum. The master showman's showman's life revolved around the unusual and .Nellie fit perfectly into his pattern of likes and dislikes, dislikes, for she weighed only 11 pounds and stood only 2S inches tall. Barnum first heard of Nellie through Charles Phillips, editor of The Kokomo Tribune, and. he promptly placed her on exhibit in his "Greatest Show on Earth." In 1879, when Nellie Keeler appeared appeared in the exhibit, Barnum published an eight-page booklet about the Unusuul little miss. He referred to her as "a sweet girl radiant with golden hair," "microscopic "microscopic bud of humanity." "a little elf." a "fairy beauty," nnd a "pocket volume of humanity," all in- keeping with Barnum's generous generous use of superlatives. Barnum claimed that after her birth, Nellie was presented to her mother on a · tea plate and she could sleep comfortably ' in the leg of her father's boot. At .she weighed 14 ounces. At the age of 11, her hat covered an ordinary, teacup, according according to Barnum's publication, and her tiny feet required shoes only two ;_nd one-half Inches in length. Her hands were IVj long, the circumference of her body was 13 inches and her and wrists were no larger than man's thumb. Her face was size of the palm of a normal hand, but her hair was of Itfur- iant growth, measuring 16 inches ir: length. ' Nellie was the second of four children; the others were healthy, sturdy and normal-sized. Buth of her parents were of moTC than normal stature. Her fathnr, .Ezra, a native of Franklin county, was 5 feet lO'/l- inches tall jind weighed 1G7 pounds. mother. Maria, also a Franklin native, was nearly as tall as husband and weighed 143 pounds. 'First Collegian Found Trip Long The first person Howard county

Clipped from The Kokomo Tribune30 Oct 1950, MonPage 45

The Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, Indiana)30 Oct 1950, MonPage 45
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