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Fanny Mills : The Big Footed Girl

30 Aug

Fanny Mills : The Big Footed Girl

 “Born in 1860, Fanny Mills was the daughter of English immigrants who settled near Sandusky, Ohio. She had a condition called Milroy disease, which restricts development of the lymph vessels in the legs and causes fluid build-up. Fanny was a petite woman who weighed but 115 pounds, yet she wore size 30 shoes, each pair made from three goat skins, with pillowcases as socks.”

Photo by Charles Eisenmann, 1880s (Mitchell)

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