September 1953: Twenty-one year old Alice Penfold, a professional strong woman from Bury, near Pulborough, Sussex, flexes her biceps. She can tear telephone directories in half and lift a 146 lb woman with her teeth. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

Bustles With Muscles: A Photo Study Of Female Marvels (1880 – Now)

September 1953: Twenty-one year old Alice Penfold, a professional strong woman from Bury, near Pulborough, Sussex, flexes her biceps. She can tear telephone directories in half and lift a 146 lb woman with her teeth. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

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