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Ad for the shortest woman in the world....

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March 13, 1794

CALEDONIAN MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, March 13, 1794  The front page has a notice announcing an exhibition of Anna Fontaine, The Wonderful Italian Lady described as the: "...shortest women in the world....She is only 28 inches high, 42 years of age, born without hands, arms, or legs, except stumps from her shoulders... Says she can walk unassisted, has three children", plus details about her various talents.
News of the day. Archivally rejoined at the spine, otherwise in good condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's