Young Samson, The British Goliath

Posted on Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 by John Wood
George Robinson performed as “Young Samson, The British Goliath” in England in the 1920’s. Unfortunately other than a postcard and a few newspaper clippings, not much else is known about him — but Young Samson clearly did have a keen sense of showmanship.

With the above picture, his show bill stated the following:

“Secured in the terrible Siberian Death Mask, and bound with 40 yards of solid steel chain, fastened with handcuffs, padlocks, and manacles, from which he escapes in full view of the audience.”

— Now THAT’S a show I want to see!

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