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HISTORY: Georg Karl Julius Hackenschmidt (1 August [O.S. 20 July] 1877 – 19 February 1968), usually credited as George Hackenschmidt in English-speaking contexts, was an early 20th-century strongman and professional wrestler. He is recognized as professional wrestling's first world heavyweight champion.[2] He launched his professional career in Reval, Governorate of Estonia, and lived most of his life in London, England, where he gained the nickname of 'The Russian Lion'. Hackenschmidt is believed to be the creator of the professional wrestling version of the bear hug as well as the person who popularised the hack squat, a deadlift with arms behind the body. He was known for his impressive strength, fitness and flexibility and, later in life, wrote many books on physical culture, training and philosophy. Offered here is an original, real photo postcard of George Hackenschmidt.

FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an unused, real photo postcard. Bold, clear image. Printed at bottom, G. HACKENSCHMIDT WHITFORT SERIES 101. Identified on back in pencil. Not creased or torn. Tack holes at top. Minor corner wear. 3 1/2" x 5 1/2."

Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2

Condition: very good