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Katie Sandwina, the Lady Hercules, circus strongwoman (1884 – January 21, 1952) - She once defeated the famous strongman Eugene Sandow in a weightlifting contest in New York. Katie lifted a weight of 300 pounds over her head, which Sandow only managed to lift to his chest. After this victory, she adopted the stage name "Sandwina" as a feminine derivative of Sandow.    Sandwina worked in the United States with Ringling Bros. and Barnum  Bailey Circus for many years, until she was nearly 60.

Katie Sandwina, the Lady Hercules, circus strongwoman (1884 – January 21, 1952) - She once defeated the famous strongman Eugene Sandow in a weightlifting contest in New York. Katie lifted a weight of 300 pounds over her head, which Sandow only managed to lift to his chest. After this victory, she adopted the stage name "Sandwina" as a feminine derivative of Sandow. Sandwina worked in the United States with Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus for many years, until she was nearly 60.

Frieda Pushnik was born on 10 February 1923 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Although healthy, Frieda was born without arms or legs — caused, Frieda said, by a botched appendectomy performed on her mother. Despite her lack of limbs Frieda taught herself to perform many useful tasks, some of which would become part of her act. Pushnik spent six years with Ripley, but in 1943 Frieda joined the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus Sideshow, becoming a member of their 'Congress of Freaks'.

Frieda Pushnik was born on 10 February 1923 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Although healthy, Frieda was born without arms or legs — caused, Frieda said, by a botched appendectomy performed on her mother. Despite her lack of limbs Frieda taught herself to perform many useful tasks, some of which would become part of her act. Pushnik spent six years with Ripley, but in 1943 Frieda joined the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus Sideshow, becoming a member of their 'Congress of Freaks'.

1928 physical training course with badminton and punching bags at the University of Texas at Austin.

1928 physical training course with badminton and punching bags at the University of Texas at Austin.

Los perros pueden responder a Órdenes Telepáticas

Los perros pueden responder a Órdenes Telepáticas

G.K. Fox appeared as a clown at the Olympic Theatre in a show that ran over a year, 1868 (via Library of Congress)

G.K. Fox appeared as a clown at the Olympic Theatre in a show that ran over a year, 1868 (via Library of Congress)

This is Katie Sandwina, vintage strongwoman extraordinaire. She worked for Barnum and Bailey’s until about 1940. According to legend, she met her husband while taking on all comers in wrestling (an area in which, much like Mongolian princess Khutulun, she remained undefeated). One of her standard performance feats was lifting her husband (who weighed 165 pounds) overhead with one hand.

This is Katie Sandwina, vintage strongwoman extraordinaire. She worked for Barnum and Bailey’s until about 1940. According to legend, she met her husband while taking on all comers in wrestling (an area in which, much like Mongolian princess Khutulun, she remained undefeated). One of her standard performance feats was lifting her husband (who weighed 165 pounds) overhead with one hand.

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