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Does anyone have any information about or a photograph of Harriet S. "Big Hattie" Bowen, who worked in a St. Louis museum in the 1880s and at one in New York in the 1890s.

She was known as "The White Giantess of Massachusetts." She died in February, 1895.

A Google search revealed that back in May an 1895 photograph by photographer "Eisenmann, New York" of "Big Hattie" was sold on ebay, but the buyer is no longer registered and the image is no longer posted.

Any collectors out there who might have something?

The reason for my interest is that she's from my hometown, Fairhaven, MA, and I'm a local history buff.
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I suggest you contact the St. Louis Public Library. They have a web page titled 'Ask a Librarian' which can set you up in a live chat with a real librarian. They LOVE this kind of stuff! Smile


(Lather. Rinse. Repeat with NY and MA libraries until you get an answer.)
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