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    Posted 7 years ago

    PhotoGuy
    (14 items)

    I haven't been able to find much information about Miss Rosa Wedsted but according to the photograph she was a 7+ foot tall "lady giant" from Denmark. I was somewhat surprised that there are relatively few of these images on the internet so maybe she wasn't much of a celebrity? Anyways, just thought some people on here might enjoy this unique photo as much as I do.

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    1864 CIVIL WAR UNION GENERAL WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN ON HORSEBACK CDV PHOTO
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    1. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      I have seen this image before.

      The circus and sideshow "human oddities" were very popular in the late 19th century.

      These type images also have a fairly strong collector following today.

      scott
    2. PhotoGuy, 7 years ago
      Thanks Scott. I just found it odd I couldn't find one on eBay. I guess sometimes nothing can beat a visit to a flea market.
    3. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      I don't see them anywhere as often as the myriad of "little people", but they are on ebay with some regularity:

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Circus-Cdv-Obermuller-son-lady-giant-Miss-Rosa-Wedsted-Kopenhagen-Denmark-/311021952337?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item486a5a5d51#ht_70wt_1001

      scott
    4. PhotoGuy, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the link

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