Pitch card with a portrait of the sideshow performer printed in black on green ink, signed by Moore in blue ink on the verso. Sideshow, Pete Moore.
Pitch card with a portrait of the sideshow performer printed in black on green ink, signed by Moore in blue ink on the verso.

Pitch card with a portrait of the sideshow performer printed in black on green ink, signed by Moore in blue ink on the verso.

[New York: Moss Photo-Litho, Inc., 350 W. 50th St., N. Y. C. - PLaza 7-3520, ca. 1956?]. Card stock, printed recto and verso, 5.5 x 3.5 inches. Halftone portrait of Moore. A little dust-soiled and worn; in very good condition. Item #18837

The Wetumpka, Alabama native Pete Moore (1932-1984) was born with osteogenesis imperfecta and never stood more than 16 inches tall; he managed his own fair appearances and his own tent show for 28 years, billing himself as the world’s smallest man. This pitch card, with a capsule biography on the verso and the printer imprint prior to the New York Bell transition to number exchanges, would seem to date from early in his career. See Marc Hartzman, American Sideshow (Tarcher/Penguin, 2005), pp. 192-193.

Price: $50.00

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