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    Katie Sandwina (1884 – January 21, 1952), Vienna, Austria - There's nothing new about strong women. Vintage muscle ladies used to be a circus act. Now they live among us.

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    photography vintage History circus (?) Laverie Vallee Charmion myfind strong woman

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    35 Vintage Bodybuilding Photos

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    Strongwomen Charmion and Minerva

  • choco69

    vintage strongwoman |Laverie Vallee (July 18, 1875 - February 6, 1949), best known by her stage name Charmion, was an American vaudeville trapeze artist and strongwoman. She was especially remembered for her risqué striptease performances, one of which was captured in an Edison short film, "Trapeze Disrobing Act", on November 11, 1901

  • Jennifer Martin Jewellery

    Laverie Vallee (July 18, 1875- February 6, 1949) best known by her stage name Charmion. She was a Sacramento born trapezee artist who performed a risque act for the Victorian era.

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