James Grover Tarver

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Photograph of James Grover Tarver, billed as the world's tallest man, who worked for Barnum and Bailey Circus. In this portrait, he is standing beside a wicker loveseat in front of a portrait studio backdrop. He is wearing a dark-colored shirt, with a light-colored tie and slacks as well as a hat and tall boots.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 8 in.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Tarrant County College Northeast, Heritage Room and was provided by Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 120 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

The Heritage Room and District Archives were officially established in 2010, but their origins date back to the mid-1970s, with the former opening in 1975. With an emphasis on the cultural heritage of Tarrant County and North Texas, they house thousands of items.

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Description

Photograph of James Grover Tarver, billed as the world's tallest man, who worked for Barnum and Bailey Circus. In this portrait, he is standing beside a wicker loveseat in front of a portrait studio backdrop. He is wearing a dark-colored shirt, with a light-colored tie and slacks as well as a hat and tall boots.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 8 in.

Notes

Additional biographical information: He was 8'4" tall, 460 lbs. He was born Sept. 17, 1885. He died Jan. 21, 1958. He was born in Cobb Prairie, Robinson Co. , Tex. He was a member of the Hella Shrine, Blue Lodge Alba #633, Dallas, TX

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Tarrant County College Northeast, Heritage Room

Materials documenting local and state history, including images of businesses, cemeteries, churches, courthouses, lawmen, monuments, outlaws, schools, Native Americans, and early pioneers of Tarrant County.

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  • Feb. 15, 2007, 5:45 p.m.

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  • April 10, 2013, 7:20 p.m.

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James Grover Tarver, photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21113/: accessed February 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room.