COLONEL ROUTH GOSHEN, Giant. Carte de visite. 3 3/4” x 2 1/2”. Imprinted size, weight and birthplace on bottom.. Ca. 1860’s cdv. Bailey's, N.Y.C. photographer backmark. Known as the “Arabian Giant”. Purported to be 7’11”, 475 lbsGoshen was engaged by Barnum in the first American Museum , and was paired w/ Tom Thumb, and staged pitched battles between the two. He later did the same act with Admiral Dot. Not seen this image before, mount trimmed , some light soiling, image exhibits strong contrast and tonality, overall VG-F. (ET.24). $95.
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