Mary J. Powers "The Kentucky Giantess"

CARTE D'VISITE. Decent image of Ms. Powrs, though a little light in contrast. Interesting thing is the great printed bio on the back-- "Barnum's Fat Lady at the time of the fire," By C.G. CARLETON.... WATERVILLE, ME. On verso, printed: "Miss Mary J. Powers, The Kentucky Giantess, Twenty-eight years old, 5 feet 2 inches high, weighs 807 1/2, measures 96 inches around the waist and 36 around the arm. Barnum's Fat Lady at the time of the fire, March 3, 1868......"

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