I recently moved
to Wolfe City, Texas, a small town in Northwest Hunt county.
I heard some "old timers" talking in the local cafe about
the Giant buried just outside of town.
I did some research
and found "Shields, Jack Robinson Aug 21, 1859 - Oct 27, 1896
Jack was 7 feet 11 inches tall and was one of the four
Shields Brothers called the Texas Giants touring with the
Barnum and Bailey Circus They later had a book written about
them named the Texas Giants also a historical marker was
erected on Highway 69 in Kingston Texas near their old home
Does anyone have a picture of him or his brothers and any
other information on them? Robert Bennett Wolfe City,
Robert: Here are 7 excellent images (the
first a photograph submitted by a great granddaughter the
next five cabinet cards are by Eisenmann the last is
The Shields were known as the Texas Giants,
they are wearing their overcoats and hats.
In the first photo there is a normal sized man standing with them for
The double breasted military stile coats feature decorative
buttons and piping. Their hats all have matching emblems.
In the last two photograph shows Shadrick
Archibald "Shade" "Captain" Shields and his wife Giantess,
Annie O'Brian .
more from the family of the Shields Brothers
submitted by Ellen a Great Granddaughter