World's Tallest Cowboy ?


A big man thunders along the street in Colorado, 1931. Someone hired a giant. I suspected this could be an unknown photograph of Robert Wadlow, a tall drink of depression era water who passed away in 1940 at the age of 22, but he would have only been 11 years old here. Whoever it was could have certainly delivered a pretty big "HOWDY" and the ten gallon hat could actually be that! Feel free to participate. Any giant watchers out there?

Unknown parade participant 1931 Colorado "NeverFade" photograph collection Jim Linderman

7 comments:

  1. I'm 99% sure that's Al Tomaini. He was a circus performer and married to Jeanie The Half-Girl. They looked even more impressive together.

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  2. oh yea..totallly! THANKS! Good work...YOU WIN A FREE DULL TOOL DIM BULB T-SHIRT!

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  3. Blithery....send me your address for free shirt.
    J.winkel4@gmail.com

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  4. ...and they said my interest in sideshow performers was weird and useless. They were only half right!

    Thank you.

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  5. And it couldn't have been just a trick of the camera? Notice the camera is at ground level...but I guess that's not as much fun as being married to Jeanie the Half-Girl.

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  6. That man is August Klindt, The Gann Valley giant, he was 7'2" and lived in South Dakota

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  7. Ben got it right. That is August Klindt and not Al Tomaini. Klindt is one of the lesser known giants and might not have been quite 7'2" tall.

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