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"Kentucky Giant Fat Boy" in Independent Order of Odd Fellows Regalia
Charles Sweet
USA: Ohio, Cincinnati
Photograph on paper mounted on card
overall: 4 x 2 1/2 in.; 10.16 x 6.35 cm
Special Acquisitions Fund

Independent Order of Odd Fellows Kentucky Giant Fat Boy sepia-tone carte-de-visite; head and shoulders of large man wearing Independent Order of Odd Fellows collar; hand colored in purple and yellow; explaination on back describes "Master JOHN H. POWERS. / Kentucky Giant Fat Boy / Eighteen years old, 6 feet 5 inches high, / and weigh 546 pounds. / He was Born in Franklin Co. Ky. / FORMERLY WITH P.T. BARNUM'S GREAT / SHOW OF 1871. / He is the heaviest Odd Fellow in America, / and is a member of Silcox Lodge, No. 123, / I. O. O. F. ; also Danville Encampment, No. / 47, held at Danville, Indiana. / CHAS SWEET, / PHOTOGRAPHER, / 102 West Fifth St. / CINCINNATI, O."

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