Cassie and Victoria Foster, The Fairy Sisters : Smallest Persons in the World
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This elaborate poster promotes the "smallest persons in the world," Cassie and Victoria Foster. The "fairy sisters" were born in Nova Scotia and, at 10 and 3, weighed only 12 and 6 pounds, respectively. They were exhibited as human curiosities by their agent, Fred A. Pickering of Boston, between 1872 and 1873 before both died at a young age.