Obese woman, 19th-century artwork. Obese people were included in travelling shows and exhibits of the time. Here, a Miss Lucy Morris has donned a dance dress as a costume for her exhibitions. She is recorded as weighing only 278 kilograms, which was not a record at that time. Artwork from the 20th volume (second period of 1897) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.
About the Artist -
Science Photo Library was founded in 1981 by Michael Marten, one of the authors of "Worlds Within Worlds", a book exploring different ways to observe the universe - from electron micrographs, to images of earthrise taken from the Apollo spacecraft. When Marten started receiving requests for the beautiful images in the book, he had an idea of setting up Science Photo Library.
Since then, Science Photo Library has continued to work alongside world acclaimed photographers and the leading science and medical experts to provide a central source of the best science and specialist imagery available. Although the collection started with scientific images, it has grown to encompass all aspects of science and their impact on everyday life.
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