General Mite

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General Mite was exhibited with the famed Lucia Zarate at the Brighton Beach Bathing Pavilion in 1878-79. They later travelled together, appearing in dime museums for a while under the English empressario F.M. Uffner, both in the U.S. and England. Uffner later exhibited the giant Chang, and General Tiny Mite together, a pair of anomalies that recaptured the excitement of his earlier success.

From Gerald Drewicz:

General Mite’s real name was Francis Joseph Flynn. He was born on October 6th 1864, in Greene, New York.