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The Dutch Giant Here is an old postcard from my collection featuring Cannon, "The Dutch Giant," who weighed in at more than 700 pounds by the time this photograph was taken. Due to his size, he was able to earn a living as a sideshow attraction in traveling carnivals and circuses.
Jack Earle, Circus giant with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
The Chinese Giant was an intellectual, kind, and well read man. In 1881, P. T Barnum contracted Chang to his Greatest Show on Earth. At $600 a week he was one of the most well paid attractions of his time. He was billed as a giant “as strong as Heracles” and “as beautiful as Apollo.” Chang passed away in 1893 at the age of 48.