Obese woman, 19th century

Obese woman, 19th century

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Caption: Obese woman, 19th-century artwork. Obese people were included in travelling shows and exhibits of the time. Here, a Miss Lucy Morris has donned a dance dress as a costume for her exhibitions. She is recorded as weighing only 278 kilograms, which was not a record at that time. Artwork from the 20th volume (second period of 1897) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.

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