SYMHC Classics: Katie Sandwina, the Glamorous Strongwoman


Katie Sandwina, the Lady Hercules (holding up three men). Circa 1900 Bain News Service/public domain

We're revisiting a 2015 episode about Katie Sandwina, who wowed crowds from an early age, first as a wrestling act and then exclusively as professional strongwoman. During a time when women's suffrage was a hot button issue, she cultivated an image of a perfectly feminine powerhouse.

The original episode can be found here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-glamorous-strongwoman.htm

And the show note from 2015 are here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/blogs/missed-in-history-katie-sandwina.htm

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics