Victorian London - Entertainment - Freak-shows and Side-shows - The "Fairy Queen"


AMONG the many interesting sights of this wonder-fraught season is "the Fairy Queen," who has recently changed her place of exhibition from Leicester-square to the corner of Hall-street, Goswell-road. This interesting and diminutive little girl, when borne, weighed only one pound and a half. She is now fourteen months old, weighs five pound, and measures sixteen inches in height; her feet are but two inches in length and she possesses the utmost regularity of limb and feature.

Illustrated London News, May 24, 1851