The parents were average sized Filipinos, also the other three children in that family. The midget man is married to an average sized Filipino woman, Gregoria Gabril, 21 years of age. They have a very pretty girl baby, Marla about 3 years of age which was of normal size and just as tall as her papa. The baby died in the town of Daytona, Florida, March 15th 1907.
The Filipino Midgets are the smallest living adults known to be alive (at the time) in the World. It is amazing to watch these time bits of humanity dance together, and the little man go through his acrobatic performance, which his brother, an average sized Pilipino furnishes the music.
From everyday life in the city to the greatest moments in the city’s history, these photos immortalize the part of our Filipino heritage when Manila was being proudly built on the once desolate trails of the Philippines. Join us in remembrance of this city we all love.