Little Beaver These are the men who became heroes of the ring as Midget Wrestlers during the s and s. Out of traveling carnivals, circus acts and sheer ambition, these wrestlers started a sport that was followed by hundreds of thousands across America, Canada and England. The best wrestlers Sky Low Low, Little Beaver, Lord Littlebrook, Little Tokyo mixed great physical prowess with acrobatic skills to give their fans edge-of-the-seat thrills and entertainment, with just a hint of comedy. Wrestlers fell in two categories—the goodies and the baddies, who would either seek the cheers or loud disapprobation of the audience by skill or pantomime cheating. Sadly, many of the biographies and details of these wrestling heroes and villains have either been lost or passively excised due to political correctness—which is a shame, for these men and and a few women were athletes and acrobats who excelled at the sport. Thankfully, during a golden age of wrestling, photographer David Maciejewski documented the legends of the ring from to —from which some these pictures have been culled.
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Intended to reduce the consumption of alcohol and achieve an easing of the ills of society attributed to the easy availability of fermented refreshment, it instead spawned an era of illegal beverages. The national headquarters of crime elements engaged in marketing forbidden liquids was Chicago, Illinois. And it was there that Charles Fischer sought employment. In Fischer worked for Henry Pfund, driving truck and making deliveries of block ice and "beverages. Icemen of the day wore a leather shell that covered the shoulders and arms. While ice blocks were supported on that part of the anatomy it was not so for those handling barrels of liquid enjoyment. True, leather was worn but as an apron for barrels were carried across hips and thighs, supported with arm, hand and finger muscles.
Cartoonish characters clad in garish spandex outfits slam and smack their way through scripted, melodramatic story lines and carefully choreographed matches. The "sport" lands closer to full-tilt performance art. Call it athletic competition if you want, but it's nothing more than a spectacle.