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.

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January 2008