[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.