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The Tallest, Shortest, and Fattest Men in Europe, 1913 (Colorized)

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In this colorized photo by Jecinci, we see Europe’s tallest known man (Cornelius Bruns) playing cards with Europe’s fattest man (Cannon Colossus) and shortest man (unknown) in 1913.

tallest fattest and shortest people in europe playing cards colorized 1913 The Tallest, Shortest, and Fattest Men in Europe, 1913 (Colorized)

Colorized by Jecinci

According to sleuths and commentors on reddit, the original caption of the black and white photo reads:

“Cannon, the giant Dutch colossus weighing 738 pounds, doing a game with the biggest Russian Casacque and the 70 year old Dwarf Chip”

Did you notice that Cannon is also sitting on two chairs tied together? I wasn’t able to find much additional info on these gentlemen, however another photo of Cornelius Bruns can be seen here, and a younger photo of Colossus can be seen here.

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