Weight Lifting

41104.

Salt print of Aaron Molyneaux Hewlett, the first African-American on the Harvard University staff and the director and curator of the Harvard Gymnasium from 1859 to 1871. He taught gymnastics, boxing and the use of dumbbells. He is pictured here with the tools of his craft: boxing gloves, Indian clubs, dumbbells, medicine balls and the wooden wand. At the time most physical culture figures generally recommended light apparatus work but Hewlett appeared to favor much heavier clubs and dumbbells. Hewlett’s daughter, Virginia, married Frederick Douglass. In 1900, his son, E.M. Hewlett, became the first African-American lawyer to win a case before the US Supreme Court (Carter vs. Texas). Image measures 8.25″ x 6″ on a 13″ x 9.25″ mount.

45025.

Men with weights.

45034.

Signor Podretti, age 29.

45035.

John Jennings, the Modern Samson. Weight 156 lbs. Lifts over 1000 lbs. with his Teeth.

45036.

Sandow.

45037.

Emile Parain, Henri de Manane?

45064.

Minerva Blatt, the Champion Strong Woman of the World.

45066.

Louis Cyr, The Strongest Man on Earth that has beaten all the records.

45067.

Louis Cyr, The Strongest Man on Earth that has beaten all the records.

45068.

Flossie La Blanch, the “Female Samson, the strongest woman on earth.”

45071.

Unidentified child strongmen.

45072.

Unidentified child strongmen.

45073.

Strongman.

45074.

John Jenning, The Little Wonder lifts 1000 lbs. with his teeth.

45075.

W.M. Couture of Lisbon Me. under Mang. of J.C. Armond.

45076.

Weightlifter.

45077.

Weightlifter.

45078.

Two men with weights, swords, boxing gloves, etc.

45080.

Weightlifter.

45081.

Weightlifter.

45082.

Weightlifter.

45084.

Tullus Wright, Heavy Weight Manipulator, Philad’a, Pa.

45085.

Tullus Wright, Heavy Weight Manipulator, Philad’a, Pa.

45086.

Tullus Wright, Heavy Weight Manipulator, Philad’a, Pa.

45087.

Weightlifter.

45088.

Weightlifter.

45089.

J.W. Osburn.

45151.

Two Men with Indian Clubs, dumbbells, and weights.

45157.

Man with Indian Clubs, barbell, and stick.

45160.

Team of men with Indian Clubs, barbells, swords, etc.

45187.

Two men with Indian Clubs, dumbbell, barbell and balls.

45203.

Princeton-’73. Group with Indian Clubs and barbell.

45222.

William Hanlon (1842-1923) with trapeze and barbell.

45227.

Women with Indian Clubs and weights.

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