The skeletal remains of Caroline Crachami (ca. 1815? – 1824) who is sometimes cited as being the smallest person in recorded history. At the time of her death, she measured a mere 19.5 inches tall. Her condition has subsequently been diagnosed as Seckel syndrome. From the Royal College of Surgeons, London. Dissect Rooms, Curio, Blog Posts, Royals Colleges, Century Stuff, Strange Medical, Caroline Crachami, Sicilian Fairies, Drawing
Caroline Crachami- b.1815-June 1824) is cited as being the smallest person in recorded history.She was 9 years old or less at the time of her death.It is unlikely that she had finished growing. Said to have been born in Palermo, Italy, she was known as the "Sicilian Fairy" or "Sicilian Dwarf." She was the first person recognised to have primordial dwarfism & was only about 191⁄2 inches tall at the time of her death; it was claimed that at birth she had weighed only 1lb & measured approx 8" tall.
This is a photo of a 19 year old girl who stopped aging at age 2 being held by her 17 year old younger sister.
The girl who is standing in the photo is the one who is dead. This is a classic example of photographic art. Notice the hands. For people wondering how the corpse is standing up, there is a posing stand supporting the body its very hard to see but the stand is supporting the neck, arms and back. PEOPLE OF THIS TIME WERE VERY PRIM AND PROPER. SHE STANDING STRAIGHT AND TALL LIKE HER MAMA TAUGHT HER. MY OPINION SUSIE COX
Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, who were not allowed to be buried together. Roermond, Netherlands, 1888