Tag:
Cannon
Georges Theurillat

Georges Theurillat

Here the little-known french weightlifter Georges Theurillat performs a support (?) with an excellent globe garbell weighing in at 360 French Livres. That’s roughly 388 pounds. Note the sand-pit floor (which was more forgiving to the globe barbells if dropped) and the...

read more
Gust Lessis and His Cannon

Gust Lessis and His Cannon

Gust Lessis, who we have covered several times on this blog, had an incredibly colorful career as a vaudeville strongman, wrestler and boxer. Very much to his credit, Lessis was constantly featured in the newspapers performing unusual feats of strength. Here' s a rare...

read more
Pastimes on a Battleship

Pastimes on a Battleship

Luigi Borra (aka Milo Brinn) was a famous strongman of the early 1900’s who would have been much more well-known had Sandow not been around. After briefly retiring for a few months, Brinn’s “comeback” show was entitled “Pastimes on a Battleship” and was a big budget...

read more
Tag:
Cannon
Georges Theurillat

Georges Theurillat

Here the little-known french weightlifter Georges Theurillat performs a support (?) with an excellent globe garbell weighing in at 360 French Livres. That’s roughly 388 pounds. Note the sand-pit floor (which was more forgiving to the globe barbells if dropped) and the...

read more
Gust Lessis and His Cannon

Gust Lessis and His Cannon

Gust Lessis, who we have covered several times on this blog, had an incredibly colorful career as a vaudeville strongman, wrestler and boxer. Very much to his credit, Lessis was constantly featured in the newspapers performing unusual feats of strength. Here' s a rare...

read more
Pastimes on a Battleship

Pastimes on a Battleship

Luigi Borra (aka Milo Brinn) was a famous strongman of the early 1900’s who would have been much more well-known had Sandow not been around. After briefly retiring for a few months, Brinn’s “comeback” show was entitled “Pastimes on a Battleship” and was a big budget...

read more