Sunday, January 15, 2012

One More For Our Mr. Lamon

Ward Hill Lamon was 6' 5" tall. That's him, seated.

Abraham Lincoln was 6' 4" tall. That's him, just right of center, standing.

George McClellan was 5' 8" on a good day. He is third in from right, standing.

Here is my salute to tall men, who wear stovepipe tophats!!



  1. Do you know why Ward Hill Lamon is seated?

  2. Yes, I do. Lamon was as tall as Mr. Lincoln, and he had on his topper that day. He, and the photographer--Gardner--felt Lincoln should be the center of attention, and the tallest man. Hence, Lamon is sitting!