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1901
Raoul le Boucher

Raoul le Boucher

Raoul le Boucher (The Butcher) as he looked in later 1901 as the heavyweight wrestling champion of France. This shot was taken in Paul Pons’ gym in Paris. The vast majority of the images of famous strongmen and wrestlers were taken here in the early 20th century as it...

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Cafe Des Indes

Cafe Des Indes

Images of strength have been used for promotional purposes for years. Here’s a French advertisement for Indian Coffee that dates to 1901. This strong fellow — evidently named Mr. Lefort — is hefting a globe dumbbell and some French blockweights. Needless to say, their...

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1901 Barrel Rolling Championships ~ Starting Line

1901 Barrel Rolling Championships ~ Starting Line

A look at the starting line of the Barrel Rolling Championship of France, circa 1901. Different districts and locales in France had their own regional Barrel Rolling championships — all the regional winners eventually met in Paris to decide who was the overall champ....

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Tag:
1901
Raoul le Boucher

Raoul le Boucher

Raoul le Boucher (The Butcher) as he looked in later 1901 as the heavyweight wrestling champion of France. This shot was taken in Paul Pons’ gym in Paris. The vast majority of the images of famous strongmen and wrestlers were taken here in the early 20th century as it...

read more
Cafe Des Indes

Cafe Des Indes

Images of strength have been used for promotional purposes for years. Here’s a French advertisement for Indian Coffee that dates to 1901. This strong fellow — evidently named Mr. Lefort — is hefting a globe dumbbell and some French blockweights. Needless to say, their...

read more
1901 Barrel Rolling Championships ~ Starting Line

1901 Barrel Rolling Championships ~ Starting Line

A look at the starting line of the Barrel Rolling Championship of France, circa 1901. Different districts and locales in France had their own regional Barrel Rolling championships — all the regional winners eventually met in Paris to decide who was the overall champ....

read more