Advert for a giant

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    Said to be taller than Goliath, this Swedish giant was ‘exhibited’ in a London glass shop in 1742. The advertisement shown here describes him as giving ‘amazing satisfaction to all who see him’. Throughout the 1700s and 1800s, human ‘curiosities’ were exhibited for the entertainment of the general public. The exhibits included people with physical disabilities or those from overseas who were thought to look ‘different’ or ‘exotic’.

     

    Shelfmark: C103k.11

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