The footer at base was obviously a publicity stunt as Tom Thumb remained in Barnum for most of his life. That said Tom Thumb (Charles S. Stratton) was a world renown performer.152 Nassau St. cor. of Spruce N.Y: Lith. & pub. by N. Currier, 1849. A 13 1/3" x 9" hand colored lithograph depicting a portrait of Tom Thumb standing on a somewhat regal looking chair, with his hands on his hips. The image is surrounded by 13 vignettes of Thumb appearing in various roles from Cupid to Sampson and Hercules. It is captioned "General Tom Thumb, Born in 1837 - 31 Inches and weights, only 25 Pounds from a Daguerreotype by Plumbe. A footer at base reads HAVING BEEN CONNECTED FOR 12 YEARS WITH P.T. BARNUM ESQ. IS NOW TRAVELLING FOR THE SOLE BENEFIT OF HIMSELF. Reverse is blank. Light to moderate wear. with some light margin toning.