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Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Van Buren Bates, both of whom were eight feet one inch tall weighing at five hundred pounds. 


ca. 1878-1888

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 photograph : b&w
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative PA-051546
90: Open
Other accession no.
1936-003 NPC

Terms of use

Credit: Albert Almon/Library and Archives Canada/PA-051546
Restrictions on use: NIL
Copyright: Expired.

Additional information

Miss Anna Swan was born at Millbrook West, New Annan, Colchester Co., N.S. and travelled through the country She married Martin Van Buren Bates.

Bates was the same height as Miss Anna, his wife, 8 feet 1 inch, weighing 500 lbs. Anna died in 1888 and was burried in Seville, Ohio, U.S.A.

[Both of their children weighed over 20 pounds at birth and died in early infancy.]

Described by the RECON project.

Subject heading

2. Bates, Martin Van Buren.
3. Swan, Anna H.


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