Carte de visite (CDV) studio portrait of Madame Sherwood, Giant Lady. Circus, Sideshow.

Carte de visite (CDV) studio portrait of Madame Sherwood, Giant Lady.

(New York: Charles D. Fredericks & Co., [ca. 1860]. Image measures approx. 3.68 x 2.13 inches on a slightly larger printed mount. Some slight bumping to the corners and some trifling dust soiling; in very good condition. Item #18660

An attractive sideshow studio portrait from Fredericks, the popular (and somewhat flash) photo studio on Broadway. From the printed caption, “Height, 5 feet 8 inches; 7 feet around the waist, and 24 inches around the arm. Aged 31 years. Weight, 675 pounds.” Madame Sherwood was evidently a popular attraction; at least one reference to an appearance in Nevada City, California, during the Gold Rush has been noted.

Price: $125.00

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