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  • "Cecil Wadlow of Lincoln, Nebraska, and an unidentified man are pictured with Cecil's nephew, Robert Wadlow, the tallest man who ever lived. Robert, of Alton, Illinois, reached the height of 8' 11" due to a glandular disorder. Robert was only twelve when this photo was taken in Lincoln in 1930."

    Source: Nebraska State Historical Society

    October 5, 2010