“The Sleeping Miracle of Strength”

Two women and a man who acts as an anouncer. One woman sits in a chair and the man puts her into a hypnotic trance. Her hands are outstretched and the stage hands lift the blocks by bamboo rings to hang on her forearms. The men then stand on her arms. She holds the blocks for two and a half minutes and the combined weight for a bit less. The woman’s arms are slightly built and she looks to be in pain while the weight is on them.
The man announces that the blocks of granite weigh over 300 pounds and he will give $1000 to anyone who can lift one at arms length.
Well worked but not strong enough to cause talk.
Variety, 4:3 (19/5/1906)