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Wrestling
Just a Couple Farm Boys From Iowa

Just a Couple Farm Boys From Iowa

Just a couple farm boys from Iowa: Martin “Farmer” Burns and Frank Gotch pose for a picture, circa 1905. You’ll find many books and courses authored by these two gents posted in The Iron League. And if you happen to want a Farmer Burns or Frank Gotch t-shirt to sport...

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Oldtime Wrestlers

Oldtime Wrestlers

A group of oldtime wrestlers, circa 1904. At the time they were competing in a tournament at the Palast Theatre in Berlin, Germany in April of 1904. Pictured from left to right: Nikola Petroff, Georg Lurich, Ivan Romanoff, Laurent le Beaucairois, Ferdinand Dieckmann,...

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Giovanni Raicevich

Giovanni Raicevich

Behold this great promotional poster for the Italian wrestler Giovanni Raicevich. In November of 1907, Raiceich won his first world championship by beating the French champion Laurent le Beaucairois in a tournament held in Paris at the Folies Bergere.

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Farmer Burns Tribute Video

Farmer Burns Tribute Video

A salute to the great Martin "Farmer" Burns featuring many rare images, posters, articles, newspaper clippings and other ephemera from the deep archives of wrestling history. To check out other Oldtime Strongman videos, you can subscribe to our Youtube channel, by...

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Strangler Lewis’ Head-Lock Machine

Strangler Lewis’ Head-Lock Machine

Ed “Strangler” Lewis was one of the most fearsome grapplers of the early 20th century. Given his nickname, you can probably guess that his favorite hold was the headlock. The problem was, Mr. Strangler went through training partners like tissue paper. In short order,...

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Tag:
Wrestling
Just a Couple Farm Boys From Iowa

Just a Couple Farm Boys From Iowa

Just a couple farm boys from Iowa: Martin “Farmer” Burns and Frank Gotch pose for a picture, circa 1905. You’ll find many books and courses authored by these two gents posted in The Iron League. And if you happen to want a Farmer Burns or Frank Gotch t-shirt to sport...

read more
Oldtime Wrestlers

Oldtime Wrestlers

A group of oldtime wrestlers, circa 1904. At the time they were competing in a tournament at the Palast Theatre in Berlin, Germany in April of 1904. Pictured from left to right: Nikola Petroff, Georg Lurich, Ivan Romanoff, Laurent le Beaucairois, Ferdinand Dieckmann,...

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Giovanni Raicevich

Giovanni Raicevich

Behold this great promotional poster for the Italian wrestler Giovanni Raicevich. In November of 1907, Raiceich won his first world championship by beating the French champion Laurent le Beaucairois in a tournament held in Paris at the Folies Bergere.

read more
Farmer Burns Tribute Video

Farmer Burns Tribute Video

A salute to the great Martin "Farmer" Burns featuring many rare images, posters, articles, newspaper clippings and other ephemera from the deep archives of wrestling history. To check out other Oldtime Strongman videos, you can subscribe to our Youtube channel, by...

read more
Strangler Lewis’ Head-Lock Machine

Strangler Lewis’ Head-Lock Machine

Ed “Strangler” Lewis was one of the most fearsome grapplers of the early 20th century. Given his nickname, you can probably guess that his favorite hold was the headlock. The problem was, Mr. Strangler went through training partners like tissue paper. In short order,...

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