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The shortest, tallest, and fattest men in Europe playing cards together in 1913.

This would have been pretty mind blowing in the early 1900s though, before the era of fast food and convenience, I can’t imagine there were many obese people.

Maybe the shortest couldnt be found for obvious reasons. 😉 any source on them going missing?
Where’s the thinnest? Confused for a card and slipped into the deck?

I would guess the short one. He’s already pretty clearly the oldest in the picture with his grey or white beard.
The dwarf was 70 when this was taken. I doubt the others reached that age.

it looks like the tall guy is gonna make the best play of his life dropping the card like that

What are those cigar-shaped things you see on the front of men’s Turkish traditional dress? I have googled and googled.

The slimmest man in europe is also there, you just cant see him because he’s sideways when they took the pic

The tallest man looks Slavic, the smallest British and the fattest – of course German. Hey, I’m German, too. I may say that!

I guess the skinniest man in Europe didn’t make it in the picture. Or maybe he did…

Ah the Great Triumvirate.

So much pressure was placed on their mighty shoulders to avert a world war. And in truth, they came so close to accomplishing peace… Had one of them not tragically succumbed to complete heart failure before their mission reached it’s end we may live in a very different world today.

Which of the three, exactly, remains a mystery lost to the ages.

Some say it was that game of cards that put in motion the events that directly lead to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, which ultimately sparked the start of World War I.

As a big guy in todays world, when I see the obese of 100 years ago I cant imagine how much they had to eat, and how they were able to buy so much food. I am sure they may have had some genetic disposition, but it seems much harder to have been so big at that time.

fun fact: the two non obese people are the same height. one just has a tall hat on while the other has a flat hat on.

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