Mme. Abomah (born 1862?), known as the Amazon Giantess and the African Giantess, traveled the world as the tallest woman -- probably about 6'10". Her name was probably Grigsby; she came from Laurence County, South Carolina. One caption says "Nanny by Day" but something is odd here.
1876: Joseph Carney, a street vendor or "costermonger", sells fresh herring from a barrow in a street market near Seven Dials. The character on the right holding a white pitcher was known locally as "Little Mic-Mac Gosling", as despite being 17 years-old, he was only three feet 10 inches high. Picture: 'Dickens's Victorian London' by Alex Werner and Tony Williams.