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Photo of Giant? Man Next to Jeep on eBay

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UPDATE: Thanks to CJ2atlas for potentially identifying our ‘giant’ as 8’6″ Felipe Manzo Reyes, who was called, among other things, “El Gigante Mexicano (The Mexican Giant)”.  In the late 1940s he spent time as part of the Cole Bros Circus’ side show. The outfit appears to be the same. 

Given the signature on the back and the size and fancy dress of this gentleman, it appears this guy may have been someone famous, at least in Mexico? He also looks like he is REALLY tall.

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“Mexico Man in Sombrero Hat with Jeep Car Real Photo Vintage Postcard ”




10 Comments on “Photo of Giant? Man Next to Jeep on eBay

  1. Chuck

    Thank you for the confirmation!
    I’ve heard rumors of the Nephilim hiding out in Mexico posing as Mariachi band members.

  2. peter45cj

    Hi Dale, I can see a shadow behind his left leg and the sun would cast his shadow on top of the jeep the way the jeeps shadow on the right of the jeep. The sun is high.

  3. Cj2atlas

    I believe it’s a real photo.
    Most likely a picture of Felipe Manzo Reyes
    Also known as The Giant Charro.
    A Google search turned up very little info, possibly he’s better known in Mexico?

  4. Emilene Castillo Manzo

    La foto es real …lo digo porque en mi familia hay una foto de él la cual se quedó en manos de una de mis tías que en paz descansen. Fue hijo de un primo de mi abuelo Materno, por lo tanto primo de mi madre Guadalupe Manzo, y aunque no convivieron mucho, dice que tenía que agacharse para cruzar la puerta. Sabía de su existencia por lo poco que cuenta ella, pero nunca me imaginé que en internet hubiera información de él.

  5. David Eilers Post author

    Hola Emilene

    Gracias por el maravilloso comentario. Me encanta cuando los miembros de la familia aportan sus recuerdos como resultado de una publicación. Era una foto tan única que pensé que valía la pena publicarla.

    ¡Espero que tu Pascua haya sido maravillosa!

    – Dave

  6. David Eilers Post author

    Here is a Google translation of Emilene’s comment:

    The photo is real … I say this because in my family there is a photo of him which was left in the hands of one of my aunts who rest in peace. He was the son of a cousin of my maternal grandfather, therefore my mother Guadalupe Manzo’s cousin, and although they did not live together much, he says that he had to bend down to cross the door. I knew of his existence because of how little she counts, but I never imagined that there was information on him on the internet.

  7. Luis Antonio Nava Parra

    Totalmente real era hermano de mi abuela materna Guadalupe Manzo reyes aún conservamos un traje de gala que era de el así como fotografías

  8. David Eilers Post author


    Gracias por tu comentario y la confirmación añadida!

    – Dave

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