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1925
Gust Lessis: Another Smashing Feat

Gust Lessis: Another Smashing Feat

Around 1925 or so, the Greek Strongman and wrestler Gust Lessis, wanted a shot at the lightweight boxing crown (which was held by Paul “The Astoria Assassin” Berlenbach at the time.) In order to show that he was worthy of such an opportunity he gave a demonstration of...

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Ricardo Nelson at the Rialto

Ricardo Nelson at the Rialto

Here’s one from the deep archives, an advertisement from “The Swedish Lion” Ricardo Nelson’s engagement at the Rialto Theatre in Ironwood, Michigan on November 24 and 25, 1925. “The Swedish Lion, the Samson of Modern Times, the strongest man living. Ricardo Nelson has...

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MacMahon and Matysek’s Unique Lift

MacMahon and Matysek’s Unique Lift

…a good one to put in the don’t-try-this-at-home file. Charles MacMahon and Anthony Matysek are shown here performing a rather unique lift, circa 1925. Better have a pair of gladiator boots if you plan on doing this one.

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Tag:
1925
Gust Lessis: Another Smashing Feat

Gust Lessis: Another Smashing Feat

Around 1925 or so, the Greek Strongman and wrestler Gust Lessis, wanted a shot at the lightweight boxing crown (which was held by Paul “The Astoria Assassin” Berlenbach at the time.) In order to show that he was worthy of such an opportunity he gave a demonstration of...

read more
Ricardo Nelson at the Rialto

Ricardo Nelson at the Rialto

Here’s one from the deep archives, an advertisement from “The Swedish Lion” Ricardo Nelson’s engagement at the Rialto Theatre in Ironwood, Michigan on November 24 and 25, 1925. “The Swedish Lion, the Samson of Modern Times, the strongest man living. Ricardo Nelson has...

read more
MacMahon and Matysek’s Unique Lift

MacMahon and Matysek’s Unique Lift

…a good one to put in the don’t-try-this-at-home file. Charles MacMahon and Anthony Matysek are shown here performing a rather unique lift, circa 1925. Better have a pair of gladiator boots if you plan on doing this one.

read more