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James Grover Tarver

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.
Date: unknown

James Grover Tarver

Description: Photograph of James Grover Tarver, billed as the world's tallest man. He worked for Barnum and Bailey Circus and was 8'4" tall, 460 lbs. In the image, he is posed in front of a backdrop with a much shorter man and he is holding his left arm out over the top of the second man's head. Both of the men are wearing suits and hats.
Date: unknown

James Grover Tarver on Stage with Barnum and Bailey Circus

Description: Photograph of James Grover Tarver, billed as the world's tallest man, on stage at the Barnum and Bailey Circus. Tarver is wearing a dark-colored shirt, slacks, and hat and is standing in the middle of the stage with his arms outstretched. A man wearing a light-colored suit is standing on a wooden chair with his arms outstretched to measure the difference and is looking over his shoulder at the camera. Other men in suits are standing on either side of the men and on the ground next to the stage. A large sign behind the stage says, "Carl Hagenbeck and Great Wallace combined museum vaudeville and minstrel, world's most comp[rehens]ive gathering of stran[ge peo]ple, novel [...pe]rformances."
Date: unknown

John F. Kennedy's Motorcade in Dallas

Description: Photograph of John F. Kennedy's motorcade in Dallas, Texas on the morning of his assassination. Kennedy is seated in the back row of an open vehicle with his wife Jacqueline as well as Texas Governor John Connally and his wife Nelly who are seated in the row in front of them. Several police officers on motorcycles are partially visible around the car and there is a crowd of onlookers on either side of the road.
Date: November 22, 1963