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Wizard of Oz Munchkin Major Mite Visits the White House

You find one, you find them all. Ok, admittedly the last few posts have been focused on little people, so this will be the last one for a while. Clarence Chesterfield Howerton, popularly known as “Major Mite,” visited the White House in December 1922 at the age of nine. Sadly, there was not detailed or […]

The Midget Policeman: Julius Daranyi

Yesterday’s post was popular, and thanks to GoDCer Mark’s tweet, I have another oddity to share with you. Below is a scene you’re not likely to see today at 14th and G. This is Julius Daranyi who had arrived in Washington with his theater group for a week of performances. On June 8th — for […]

Midgets for Coolidge

So, this is a bizarre one that I came across on Shorpy … a large group of midgets arrive in Washington to support President Calvin Coolidge. I’m not making this up. It was reported in the Washington Post on January 20th, 1924. The first organizing touring Coolidge Marching club to work for the nomination of the […]

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