The Shorpy Gallery
 
5000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
 
Join and Share

 
Social Shorpy

To love him is to like him. Our goal: 100k "likes":

 
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:

 
 
 
 
Member Photos


Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

 
Colorized Photos


Colorized photos submitted by members.

 
About the Photos

Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

 
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIA: GREAT BARRIER CORAL REEF

Galen Gough: 1923

Galen Gough: 1923

October 5, 1923. Washington, D.C. 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. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Why I love Shorpy.com

Photos like this and the amazing stories about the people represented in them. Keep up the good work.

Obit for Galen Gough

Try newspapers in Colorado Springs CO. That's where he's buried.

Crapo

Mr. Durant's middle name was Crapo, which is no doubt why he only used the letter C in his name. He introduced the Durant following his second and final ouster as GM's CEO.

Biography

Galen Gough, 1899-1962

Old-school strongmen

They weren't chiseled or cut, but they could pull off some sick feats of strength.

'23 Durant

The car is a 1923 Durant, named after William C. Durant, founder of General Motors.

Obituary

Anyone find an obituary for Galen Gough on Oct 6, 1923?

The Original Jackass

Washington Post, Oct 4, 1923

Will Be Run Over By Auto

"Fun-Fest" Strong-Man to Show He Can Not be Injured

Galen Gotch [sic], former marine and strong man who appears nightly at the Coliseum, claims that he can be run over by an automobile with five passengers in it without being hurt.

To substantiate his claim he plans to submit himself to such a test tomorrow afternoon at 12:30 o'clock at the intersection of E street and Pennsylvania avenue northwest.

Ow.

The last time I had my head caved in was at an LL Cool J concert.

 
THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2014 Shorpy Inc.