“For six months of the year, Joseph Greenstein of Brooklyn, New York parks his battered 1937 Dodge truck at Zern’s, a farmer’s market in rural Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, where locals trade and sell everything from farm products to cattle to old postcards and used cars. In this setting, he is counselor, physician, hero, and even “saint” to the country people who spend their hard earned money on his wares.”
Here’s Joseph “The Mighty Atom” Greenstein supporting what looks like 14 people on his chest while lying on a bed of nails. Doesn’t look like The Atom is even breaking a sweat.
“The Mighty Atom” Joe Greenstein had unusually strong hair and frequently demonstrated this fact by using it to lift or pull very heavy objects. Shown here, The Atom pulls a fire truck loaded with people down the street sometime in the late 1920s. In case you are keeping score at home, the fire truck was an Ahrens-Fox (famously made in Cincinnati, Ohio) — you can tell by the large distinctive chrome sphere at the front which housed part of the pumping mechanism.