Mr. Henry Blacker the British Giant.Born near Cuckfield in Sussex 1724. He is thought by all who have viewed him, to be the tallest Man ever exhibited in England, measuring 7 Feet 4 Inches & exceeds ye famous Mynheer Cajanus who was shewn with so much applause several years ago.
Engraving, 190 x 115mm (7½ x 4½"). Trimmed close to image, losing 'Wonderful Magazine' heading and publication line.
Henry Blacker, who came to London in 1751 to launch his career as a travelling giant, and is here compared with the Finnish giant Daniel Mynheer Cajanus (1704-49). From the 'Wonderful Magazine'.
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