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The Tallest Man in History – 18 Amazing Vintage Photographs Captured Daily Life of the "Giant of Illinois" in the 1930s

Arts / Photography : Vintage Everyday

The tallest man in medical history for whom there is irrefutable evidence is Robert Pershing Wadlow (USA) (born 6:30 a.m. at Alton, Illinois, USA on 22 February 1918), who when last measured on 27 June 1940, was found to be 2.72 m (...

The Tallest Freemason of All Time Owned The World's Largest Secret Ring

Lifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

Robert Wadlow at a family picnic at Roodhouse circa 1939. (Photo: Alton Museum of History & Art) This story was sponsored by the fine folks of Enjoy Illinois. Robert Wadlow was born in 1918 as an unremarkably sized baby and died 22 ...

The Tallest Man In The World

Humor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit YouTube Robert Pershing Wadlow (1918-1940) was the tallest person in recorded history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. Wadlow reached 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m) in height and weighed 439 lb (199 kg) at his death at ag...

The tallest man in history was too huge for words, so take a look

Lifestyle : Mashable: Lifestyle

1935 Wadlow with his mother and brother. Image: ullstein bild/Getty Images On Feb. 22, 1918, a perfectly normal 8.7-pound boy was born to Harold and Addie Wadlow of Alton, Illinois. By his first birthday, Robert Wadlow weighed 45 po...

Photos of Robert Wadlow - The Tallest Person in History

Arts / Photography : Vintage Everyday

Robert Pershing Wadlow (1918 – 1940) is the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. Wadlow is sometimes known as the Alton Giant or Giant of Illinois because he was born and grew up in Alton, Illinois. Wadl...

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