'The British Giant'

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    Throughout the 1700s and 1800s, human ‘curiosities’ were exhibited for the entertainment of the general public. These exhibits included people with physical disabilities or those from overseas who were thought to look ‘different’. This handbill advertises Henry Blacker ‘The British Giant’ who was ‘thought by all who have viewed him to be the tallest man ever exhibited in England’. Such adverts were prone to exaggeration!

     

    Shelfmark: C103k.11

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