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Patras old photo

1884. Triumphant transition to Patras.

The first big tour in Greece

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”

Elon Musk

Panagis Coutalianos travels from Athens to Patras. The residents of Patras give him a warm welcome and all of them are enthusiastic.

July 13, 1884
The residents of Patras are waiting for Coutalianos in their city next week.
July 16, 1884
Arrival of Coutalianos in Patras. His long-awaited performance in the Sakketo’s garden is announced.
July 18, 1884. Panagi’s doing have already started. The spectators were surprised by the performance of the athlete.
July 26, 1884. The above article is interesting. Its editor avoids pompous expressions and is content to inform his readers that to become a good athlete one needs only patience and training.
Postcard with the photo of Coutalianos. The photo is kept in the museum Al. Soutsou
Back view of the photo. “Purchased by Christos Kantzileris”, in Patras, July 17, 1888. I saw Coutalianos in Patras and he is truly the Hercules of the 18th century.
Indicative map of Coutalianos movements during the period 1884
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