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Globe Barbell
Leopold Gasseau

Leopold Gasseau

Leopold Gasseau was the weightlifting champion of Northern France in the early 1900’s. He was particularly noted for his gripping power, of note of the Régnier and Collins dynamometers on the wall behind him. Gasseau set three official amateur record with these...

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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...

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Aloysius Marx

Aloysius Marx

Aloysius Marx was born in Germany in 1862 and came to America to seek fame and fortune in the earl 1880’s. Marx’s career started with a bang — literally — in 1884 when he was drafted into an impromptu slugging match with John L. Sullivan. Marx lasted 55 seconds with...

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Carl Busch

Carl Busch

Another look at Carl Busch as he performs a Crucifix lift with a pair of German Kettlebells. At one time Busch had an act where he wrestled a bull (Busch always won.)

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Alfons Dobiczek

Alfons Dobiczek

Alfons Dobiczek, from Ruda Slaska, Poland, won the Polish light-heavyweight lifting championships once and came in second on two other occasions. Here he is around 1920 with a selection of his training equipment.

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Milo Steinborn’s Orange Avenue Gym

Milo Steinborn’s Orange Avenue Gym

Henry “Milo” Steinborn was a 5’8″ 205 lb German wrestler and strongman who became the first man to ever squat 500 lbs. In fact, his world record squat of 553 lbs. (set during the 1920’s) would not be officially bested until the early 1950’s by Doug Hepburn. It was...

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Theodore Lang’s Bridge

Theodore Lang’s Bridge

Here we have Mr. Theodore Lang of Macassar, Dutch Indies, showing his stuff circa 1930. It was said that two buddies and another 160 pounds of fully-loaded barbell totaled around 400 pounds which he held in a top-of-the-head bridge — not bad!

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Don Leo Jonathan

Don Leo Jonathan

Don Leo Jonathan, the famed “Mormon Giant,” was a great pro-wrestler who also understood the value of weightlifting. Here he is doing some pressing with a fantastic globe barbell at Brown’s gymnasium in Coffeeville, Kansas, circa the early 1950’s.

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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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Globe Barbell
Leopold Gasseau

Leopold Gasseau

Leopold Gasseau was the weightlifting champion of Northern France in the early 1900’s. He was particularly noted for his gripping power, of note of the Régnier and Collins dynamometers on the wall behind him. Gasseau set three official amateur record with these...

read more
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
Aloysius Marx

Aloysius Marx

Aloysius Marx was born in Germany in 1862 and came to America to seek fame and fortune in the earl 1880’s. Marx’s career started with a bang — literally — in 1884 when he was drafted into an impromptu slugging match with John L. Sullivan. Marx lasted 55 seconds with...

read more
Carl Busch

Carl Busch

Another look at Carl Busch as he performs a Crucifix lift with a pair of German Kettlebells. At one time Busch had an act where he wrestled a bull (Busch always won.)

read more
Alfons Dobiczek

Alfons Dobiczek

Alfons Dobiczek, from Ruda Slaska, Poland, won the Polish light-heavyweight lifting championships once and came in second on two other occasions. Here he is around 1920 with a selection of his training equipment.

read more
Milo Steinborn’s Orange Avenue Gym

Milo Steinborn’s Orange Avenue Gym

Henry “Milo” Steinborn was a 5’8″ 205 lb German wrestler and strongman who became the first man to ever squat 500 lbs. In fact, his world record squat of 553 lbs. (set during the 1920’s) would not be officially bested until the early 1950’s by Doug Hepburn. It was...

read more
Theodore Lang’s Bridge

Theodore Lang’s Bridge

Here we have Mr. Theodore Lang of Macassar, Dutch Indies, showing his stuff circa 1930. It was said that two buddies and another 160 pounds of fully-loaded barbell totaled around 400 pounds which he held in a top-of-the-head bridge — not bad!

read more
Don Leo Jonathan

Don Leo Jonathan

Don Leo Jonathan, the famed “Mormon Giant,” was a great pro-wrestler who also understood the value of weightlifting. Here he is doing some pressing with a fantastic globe barbell at Brown’s gymnasium in Coffeeville, Kansas, circa the early 1950’s.

read more
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