Child in a tiger suit. Peking, China. 1917. Photograph by Sidney D. Gamble.

Child in a tiger suit. Peking, China. 1917. Photograph by Sidney D. Gamble.

Mittens | Big gloves | Ismo Hölttö (Finnish, b. 1940).

Mittens | Big gloves | Ismo Hölttö (Finnish, b. 1940).

Photos of Robert Wadlow - The Tallest Person in History 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.  Wadlow reached 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m) in height and weighed 439 lb (199 kg) at his death at age 22.

Photos of Robert Wadlow - The Tallest Person in History 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. Wadlow reached 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m) in height and weighed 439 lb (199 kg) at his death at age 22.

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