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delilahsdawson:

ladyattercop:

Katie Brumbach was one of fourteen children born to circus performers Philippe and Johanna Brumbach. In her early years, Katie performed with her family. Katie’s father would offer one hundred marks to any man in the audience who could defeat her in wrestling no one ever succeeded in winning the prize. It was during one such performance that Katie met her husband of fifty-two years, Max Heymann.

Brumbach once defeated the famous strongman Eugene Sandow in 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. One of her standard performance feats was lifting her husband (who weighed 165 pounds) overhead with one hand. She performed many other feats, such as bending steel bars and resisting the pull of four horses. Sandwina’s record stood for many years until being eclipsed by women’s weightlifter Karyn Marshall in 1987.

Text from her Wikipedia page.

Criminy’s Caravan needs a strongwoman…

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stevethompson-art:

The “Art of Aurora” Collection - Disney Store 

I’ve been wanting to post about this mini collection for so long, and now I finally can! Out today at the Disney Store. I created artwork, a snow globe and ornament set to help celebrate the upcoming DVD release of Sleeping Beauty. There is a limited edition litho set with two extra pieces of art I created just for this set. Also available are a mug, journal set, jewelry box and jumbo pin that has already sold out! It was a lot of fun being able to play with different art styles and product for this “art of” collection. I will be sharing more of a close up look in the upcoming weeks. But for now, I hope you enjoy this look at the whole collection. :) 

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