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On exhibition at Sedgwick's Exhibition : the Norfolk Giant : the largest youth in the world... standing nearly 8 feet in height.

Date
[1880?]
  • Ephemera
  • Online

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Description

Poster printed in black on pale yellow paper advertising the appearance of a 17 year old young man (born on Castle Hill, Norwick, in the county of Norfolk) who was almost 8 feet in height. The illustration shows him leaning over to shek hands with another man (about half his height) in the street and lighting a gas street light by hand. This was not Robert Hale, also known as the "Norfolk Giant," who had died of bronchitis in Yarmouth in 1863.

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1880?] (London : George Stevens)

Physical description

1 broadside : illustrations, portrait ; 95 cm

Languages

  • English


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    Closed stores
    EPH++58

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