Katie Sandwina came from a family of circus performers, and as she grew into her own under the big top, she became famous as a strongwoman. She was also a wife and mother, and she made her mark as a woman who was both exceptionally powerful and typically feminine. She also worked for women's suffrage, earning her the nickname "Sandwina the Suffragette."
Our listener mail is a holiday card from Zack and Paloma, along with two notes that call back to our Big Inch Land Promotion episode, from Bryan and Kate.
Episode link: The Glamorous Strongwoman
- Barford, Vanessa and Lucy Townsend. "Eugen Sandow: The Man With the Perfect Body." BBC News Magazine. Oct. 19, 2012. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-19977415
- "Biography of John Ringling." http://www.ringling.org/biography-john-ringling
- CDC. "2 to 20 years: Boys Stature Weight-for-age percentiles." http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/cj41c021.pdf
- Fair, John, Ph.D. "Kati Sandwina: 'Hercules Can Be a Lady.'" Iron Game History. Vol. 9, No. 2. http://library.la84.org/SportsLibrary/IGH/IGH0902/IGH0902d.pdf
- Foulkes, Debbie. "KATI SANDWINA (1884 - 1952) Circus Strongwoman." Forgotten Newsmakers. Dec. 14, 2010. http://forgottennewsmakers.com/2010/12/14/katie-sandwina-1884-%E2%80%93-1952-circus-strongwoman/
- Pednaud, J. Tithonus. "Sandwina - Woman of Steel." The Human Marvels. http://www.thehumanmarvels.com/sandwina-woman-of-steel/
- Rhosed, Jesse. "Bodybuilders Through the Ages." Smithsonian. July 19, 2009. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/bodybuilders-through-the-ages-36952418/
- Todd, Jan. "Center Ring: Katie Sandwina and the Construction of Celebrity." Iron Game History. Volume 10, No. 1. http://library.la84.org/SportsLibrary/IGH/IGH1001/IGH1001c.pdf
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