Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Strong Women: Elise Serafin Luftmann

Elise Serafin LuftmannElise Serafin Luftmann

Among the earliest strongwomen is Elise Serafin Luftmann. Apparently from a German-speaking region of Bohemia, she performed all over central Europe. Luftmann was famous for her ability to lift heavy weights and to juggle cannonballs. This illustration dates c. 1830.

From BrainPickings.org

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