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Lavonda Evans nee Stapp, at two feet tall, was originally billed as "Princess LaVonda, half lady, half baby," but later as "Tiny LaVonda, the world's smallest lady." This handbill (above) claims she was only fifteen inches tall, but she was really twenty-four inches. Little people with chihuahuas rule.

Below is the full portrait Lavonda Evans on which the handbill was based. She was photographed with her chihuahua at home. Lavonda married circus clown Alva Evans, another little person but twice her height.

Alva and Lavonda were exceedingly devoted to one another. Lavonda was unable to walk, but had a miniature wheelchair in which Alva took her everywhere.

Tiny Lavonda

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