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Julius Koch 8'1"

Julius Koch 8'1"

Tall Man, Skeleton, Fiction, Skeletons

Robert Wadlow and his grandmother.  Note that she's standing and is not as tall as the back of his custom-made chair.

Robert Wadlow and his grandmother. Note that she's standing and is not as tall as the back of his custom-made chair.

Johann Aasen was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1890 and was of Norwegian heritage. He was with the Al G. Barnes circus in 1923 but I'm not sure if he trouped with any others. His ring states he was known as "The Motion Picture Giant" because he appeared in a total of 7 movies, but only one was a talkie.

Johann Aasen was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1890 and was of Norwegian…

The skeleton of Charles Byrne (who went by the name of O'Brien) and died in 1783 at the age of 22. O'Brien was 8ft. 4in. in height. He lived in Charing Cross, London until his death, said to have been due to excessive drinking. The tiny skeleton on the left of the picture is Caroline Cachami, nicknamed the Sicilian Dwarf. She was exhibited in London in 1824 and died at the age of nine, never having grown since birth.

The skeleton of Charles Byrne (who went by the name of O'Brien) and died in 1783 at the age of 22. O'Brien was 8ft. 4in. in height. He lived in Charing Cross, London until his death, said to have been due to excessive drinking. The tiny skeleton on the left of the picture is Caroline Cachami, nicknamed the Sicilian Dwarf. She was exhibited in London in 1824 and died at the age of nine, never having grown since birth.

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