Title: Postcard, “Little Lord Robert,” The Smallest Vaudeville Performer in the World, 1910
Catalog Number: 2017.027.0001
Date (Years): 1907, 1910
Promotional postcard for “Little Lord Robert”, The Smallest Vaudeville Performer in the World, Age 21, Weight 14 Pounds. Features five images of “Little Lord Robert,” four are of him formally dressed in a tuxedo and top hat, carrying a cane, in various poses. In the fifth image he is dressed in a uniform and hat, while holding a baton and standing in front of a music stand with sheet music. On the back of the postcard is a greeting announcing his nationwide tour of vaudeville and dramatic performances.
Handwritten underneath the greeting: “Show in Chatt last week. Morris”. The postcard is addressed to Miss Ola Clemons, Rossville, GA, R.F.D.1 The postcard is postal cancelled Chattanooga, Tenn 1910 11-PM and has a 2 cent Washington stamp.
Little Lord Robert’s real name was Robert Kantor. He traveled with the Ringling Bros. Circus and later appeared as a munchkin in the MGM movie musical, “The Wizard of Oz” with Judy Garland. Robert was born in 1886, and when he was 21 years old in 1907. He claimed to be 22 inches tall and weigh a mere 14 lbs.
To MY FRIENDS and all of those who are going to be my friends, all over this country, I am announcing that my future public appearances will be confined to the vaudeville and dramatic stage, and no matter in what part of the country you map be I shall be glad to meet you.
With kindest regards,
LITTLE LORD ROBERT
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