FOREIGN FACTS AND FANCIES
Originally Published In The Brooklyn Eagle, September 14, 1867, Page 4.
THE MYSTERIOUS ATHLETE. – The curiosity of Paris is just now excited by a mysterious individual who appears masked in a circus where wrestling and feats of strength are exhibited, takes off a cloak, and discloses an athletic person clad in silk tights and black velvet drawers, and who has overthrown, with apparent ease, the most distinguished professional wrestlers of the Paris ring. His superiority to these champions, previously esteemed invincible, is so great that they stand but a minute or two before him.
For more information about The Masked Wrestler of Paris, aka l’homme masque read this article:
The Wrestling Arena of Paris. The Herald and Torch Light, (Hagerstown, MD), Wednesday, December 25, 1867, Page 1.
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