WE WELCOME YOU TO CLASSICLITERATI AUCTIONS! PRESENTING A VERY NICE ORIGINAL & RARE ORIGINAL Circa 1870'S-1880's CDV PHOTOGRAPH OF THE LEGENDARY NORWEGIAN GIANT HENRIK BRUSTAD! PROMOTED BY FAMED SHOWMAN P. BILLED AT 8 ½ FOOT TALL!Visit Our Classicliterati Auctions Each Week For.. Fascinating, Historic & Unique Collectible Treasures! Regarded by Collectors Worldwide as the Leading Specialist in Masonic, Knights Templar, Odd Fellows, Fraternal and other Secret Society Antiques & Collectibles! We also Feature Many Other Fascinating Collectibles from Throughout the World! KEEP CHECKING OUR CLASSICLITERATI AUCTIONS! We Treat You Like Royalty!! It was photographed by the famous Charles Eisenmann. Brustad was heavily promoted by the landmark showman P. He was billed at being over eight foot tall, but was probably seven and a half.
Brustad died at the young age of 45. Some attribute his death to Acromegaly, while others claim the more likely cause to have been a heart attack. This happens to be one of the nicest examples of this photo we have seen. In contrast to this very fine photo, many others are much faded or badly damaged. The photo is in very good vintage condition with only some normal expected age wear.A highly collectible historic photo. It measures approximately 2 ½ x 4 inches! A VERY NICE ORIGINAL & RARE ORIGINAL Circa 1870'S-1880's CDV PHOTOGRAPH OF THE LEGENDARY NORWEGIAN GIANT HENRIK BRUSTAD! Giant performers were a significant part of the history of Circus and Sideshows. As important as the celebrated freaks like Jo-Jo the famous Russian Dog Faced Man, Lionel the Lion Faced Boy, Midget General Tom Thumb & Lavinia Warren, Siamese Twins Chang and Eng, P. Barnum's "What-Is-It" Zip the Pinhead, Bearded Lady Annie Jones and many others. This is a GENUINE PERIOD ORIGINAL!
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