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France
Le Petit Journal

Le Petit Journal

Early 20th century France was a hotbed of strongman activity… so much so, that evidently great feats of strength often spontaneously broke out. This cover for “Le Petit Journal Illustre” from 1928 shows a fellow (reputedly the great opera singer Marcel Journet)...

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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:
France
Le Petit Journal

Le Petit Journal

Early 20th century France was a hotbed of strongman activity… so much so, that evidently great feats of strength often spontaneously broke out. This cover for “Le Petit Journal Illustre” from 1928 shows a fellow (reputedly the great opera singer Marcel Journet)...

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