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Circus Strongman
The Russian Strongman Vsevolod Kherts

The Russian Strongman Vsevolod Kherts

The Royal Moscow Circus has performed on American shores for many years. If you caught their show from 1956 through 1967, you also probably got a chance to see Vsevolod Kherts lift some pretty amazing weights in entertaining ways. This pullover and press from a bridge...

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Marino! ~ Circus Busch

Marino! ~ Circus Busch

Several fabulous posters for “Marino” appeared for the Circus Busch in the early 1900’s. Marino’s act always featured automobiles (which were relatively new and no doubt still a curiosity to the general public at the time) — he was either lifting them, or, as shown...

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Emil Voss

Emil Voss

Emil Voss was a Prussian strongman who began performing with the Cinizelli Circus at the age of twenty. Voss’s act consisted of juggling cannon balls (16kg, and 32kg), lifting heavy thick-handled dumbbells, horse lifting via a harness, chain breaking through chest...

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The Great Circus Mystery

The Great Circus Mystery

The Great Circus Mystery was a 1925 American adventure film serial starring Joe Bonomo in a role that couldn’t have been too much of a stretch for him: Welles ‘Red’ Landow, a circus strongman. We have bits and pieces of some details from newspaper clippings and press...

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Rigoulot’s Human Barbell

Rigoulot’s Human Barbell

After Charles Rigoulot’s competitive weightlifting career came to an end, he still found ways to use his great strength to his advantage. Rigoulot worked as a circus strongman, wrestled, and raced cars but he ended up having the most success in the theatre where his...

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Williams Moor-Znamensky

Williams Moor-Znamensky

Williams Moor-Znamensky, also known as Alexander Vladimirovich Znamensky, and pictured here with an awesome globe dumbbell, was another great (but somewhat little known) circus strongman, wrestler, and weightlifter from early 20th century Russia. Moor-Znamensky is...

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Tag:
Circus Strongman
The Russian Strongman Vsevolod Kherts

The Russian Strongman Vsevolod Kherts

The Royal Moscow Circus has performed on American shores for many years. If you caught their show from 1956 through 1967, you also probably got a chance to see Vsevolod Kherts lift some pretty amazing weights in entertaining ways. This pullover and press from a bridge...

read more
Marino! ~ Circus Busch

Marino! ~ Circus Busch

Several fabulous posters for “Marino” appeared for the Circus Busch in the early 1900’s. Marino’s act always featured automobiles (which were relatively new and no doubt still a curiosity to the general public at the time) — he was either lifting them, or, as shown...

read more
Emil Voss

Emil Voss

Emil Voss was a Prussian strongman who began performing with the Cinizelli Circus at the age of twenty. Voss’s act consisted of juggling cannon balls (16kg, and 32kg), lifting heavy thick-handled dumbbells, horse lifting via a harness, chain breaking through chest...

read more
The Great Circus Mystery

The Great Circus Mystery

The Great Circus Mystery was a 1925 American adventure film serial starring Joe Bonomo in a role that couldn’t have been too much of a stretch for him: Welles ‘Red’ Landow, a circus strongman. We have bits and pieces of some details from newspaper clippings and press...

read more
Rigoulot’s Human Barbell

Rigoulot’s Human Barbell

After Charles Rigoulot’s competitive weightlifting career came to an end, he still found ways to use his great strength to his advantage. Rigoulot worked as a circus strongman, wrestled, and raced cars but he ended up having the most success in the theatre where his...

read more
Williams Moor-Znamensky

Williams Moor-Znamensky

Williams Moor-Znamensky, also known as Alexander Vladimirovich Znamensky, and pictured here with an awesome globe dumbbell, was another great (but somewhat little known) circus strongman, wrestler, and weightlifter from early 20th century Russia. Moor-Znamensky is...

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