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Street life in London, 1876. John Thomson; copyright Bishopsgate Institute via Spitalfields Life

Street life in London, 1876. John Thomson; copyright Bishopsgate Institute via Spitalfields Life

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.

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.

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.

2 adorable Victorian girls playing with their dolls. Again, a studio photograph with a painted backdrop. No idea of  date for this image but probably post-1850

23 Charming Photos That Prove The Victorian Era Had The Best Fashion

2 adorable Victorian girls playing with their dolls. Again, a studio photograph with a painted backdrop. No idea of date for this image but probably post-1850

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