Robert Pershing Wadlow

The Alton Giant

Ford Garage

Pictured here is a 1936 Associated Press news service photo of Robert Pershing Wadlow, the Alton Giant, at age 18 posed next to a 1930 Model A Ford Sport Coupe. At that time he was the world's tallest man.

His photo outlines were emphasized slightly for press screening clarity, but this is an actual photo, no tricks.

January 2008