Fantastic collection of twentyfive (25) early 20th century (c. 1918) Vintage/Original promotional Strongman Photographic Prints of twenty of the earliest ‘Strongman’ Athletes who endorsed Alan Calvert’s “Milo Bar-Bell Company” in Philadelphia. The collection is still in its original M.B.B. envelope (Milo Barbell Company Envelope) with original stamps.
Philadelphia, Milo Bar-Bell Company, c.1918. Octavo (5 inches x 7 inches / 12.7 cm x 18 cm).). 25 loosely inserted promotional photographic prints on photo-paper (archival quality). Original Softcover-envelope. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Only one of the prints with a minor tear (the Henry Sincosky Print). Super Rare collection, especially with the original proof of provenience from the famous Milo Barbell Company.
The collection includes promotional photographic prints of the following, early “Strongman” – Athletes:
1. Joseph (Joe) Nordquest (2 photographs of the historical ‘Strongman’ World Record Holder) / 2. Adolph Nordquest (2 photographs) / 3. E.W.Goodman / 4. Tony Massimo (2 photographs) / 5. Melvin Tampke / 6. Charles MacMahon (Philadelphia Strongman) / 7. Albert P. Tauscher (2 photographs) / 8. Anton Matysek (2 photographs) / 9. Robert Ruckstool / 10. Sigmund Klein / 11. Archie Gillespie / 12. Ali Kotier / 13. Charles Durner / 14. Harry P. Paschall / 15. William Gerardi / 16. R.L. Smith / 17. Owen Carr / 18. Fred Rohde / 19. Alexander Karasick / 20. Henry Sincosky /