Posted by: catalinamuseum | 10/05/2009

Catalina’s Tallest Tourist

These images were found by Kathryn, an enthusiastic volunteer, while she sorted through our Gene Smith photo collection.  Oddly enough, earlier that day I had found a small article in an old Catalina Islander on the same event while searching for something entirely different.  The coincidence was too much, so I felt the need to share them with you here.

tallman article

tallwithcasino

walkingonpiertall

The negatives are dated the 18th of September, 1938.  There were various magazine/newspapers that accompanied these images.  They stated that Mr. Wadlow ended up working for the Ringling Bros Circus.

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