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1885: At the height of the Victorian Depression many women gave birth to half-children as a money-saving measure. These demi-enfants saved wear and tear on shoes, and any food they ate would simply fall out of them and could be re-eaten later by family members with legs and a digestive tract.

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1867: Young Rebecca Brock pictured in the laboratory of Dr. Alfred Pennyman. Her left leg, having been removed, would that night be placed under her pillow in the hopes of finally proving the existence of the Leg Fairy. Pennyman would later write in his diary that the results of the experiment were disappointing - the damn'd miserly sprite only left 3 shillings.

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