LITTLE EDDIE

Who is Little Eddie? “Little Eddie” is the subject of this cabinet card photograph but research yielded no information about him. In this image, long haired Little Eddie is wearing a top coat and top hat. He is also wearing a lace collar with a triangular bib. He has a flower pinned to his lapel and a white handkerchief in his breast pocket. He is holding a wand type stick. The object has a small handle. The boy in this picture has a look of a showman. Perhaps he wasn’t even a boy but instead an adult midget (the term “little person” was not yet used).  The photographer of this image was Edward A. Remington who was a native of Greenfield, Massachusetts and came to Buffalo, New York from Chicago, Illinois. Remington’s obituary appears in The Professional and Amateur Photographer (1909). The article states that he was a “widely known” photographer in Buffalo for 15 years. He left behind a widow, Mrs. Mamie Remington.

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  1. In 1880, there were two actors named Edward living in Buffalo. One is 32-year-old Edward Goodrich and the other is 26-year-old Edward Thayer. This census makes no notations as to conditions such as dwarfism or midgets. Both Edwards were born in New York, but Goodrich’s parents both were born in Bavaria. Neither appears in the 1893 Buffalo City Directory, nor could I find them in the 1900 census.

  2. I can’t help but wonder if Little Eddie isn’t the son of Edward Remington. Remington had two children that both died young. This doesn’t look like an adult to me he looks like a little boy but since the photo isn’t dated as far as I can see it’s difficult to say. Great picture and great website!

  3. ‘Little Eddie’ looks to me like a boy and being a Circus performer. The shoes look as those for artistik.

  4. Do you still own this carte de visite or could I contact the current owner ? Thank you for your answer.

    • Yes. I still own the “Little Eddie” cabinet card. You can contact me at historypeddler@gmail.com.


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