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October 5, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Galen Gough." The war hero and former invalid Galen Gough, known as the "Miracle Strong Man" after recovering from having his head caved in by bomb shrapnel in France. Seen earlier here and here. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.