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Page 3 of George Jowett's scrapbook

George F. Jowett Scrapbook

Scrapbook containing mostly photographs documenting the life and athletic accomplishments of George Jowett, beginning with physique photographs at age 15 and including physique photos, studio portraits, wrestling action shots, weightlifting and strength feat demonstration photographs, and with competitors at various competitions; ends with photographs of Jowett speaking at a ceremony honoring him at age 79....

Page three of Milo Steinborn's scrapbook

Henry ‘Milo’ Steinborn Scrapbook #12

Scrapbook #12 belonging to Henry ‘Milo’ Steinborn, features photographs of family members, birth and death certificates, tickets, photographs of family members, strongmen, and Steinborn himself. Steinborn’s scrapbook is available on Strongman Project.

Health and Life

Health and Life

Health and Life magazine was published in June 1922 as a “national monthly magazine for health, physical education and right living.”  Published by Health and Life Publishing Company of Chicago, Illinois with editor-in-chief Bernard Bernard, the magazine included a regular section on the American Continental Weightlifters’ Association.  By 1926 (Volume 5, No. 2), the magazine changed...

Ottley Coulter Collection –Scrapbooks

Ottley Coulter Collection –Scrapbooks

Ottley Coulter created several scrapbooks documenting various Strongmen and Strongwomen’s lives and careers through clippings and other materials. The strongmen and strongwomen documented in Ottley Coulter’s scrapbooks include Apollon, Louis Cyr, Katie Sandwina, Arthur Saxon and the Saxon Trio, Wilhelm Turk, Josef Steinbach, Hector Decarie, Henry Holtgrewe, F. B. Franks, Deriaz brothers, Stanislaus Zbyszko, Tony...

Banner of March 1915 Strength Magazine.

Strength Magazine, 1914-1930

Strength, first published in 1914, was the channel needed by Alan Calvert to get the public to start using weights. Calvert had opened his business, Milo Bar-Bell, in 1902, on the premise that lifting heavy weights was the key to strength and physical conditioning. His adjustable barbells paved the way for the development of progressive...

List of the forty-nine lifts sanctioned by American Continental Weight-Lifters Association (ACWLA), created by George F. Jowett and Ottley Coulter; this list was enclosed with a June 22, 1922 letter from Jowett to Coulter, from the Ottley Coulter Collection.

Ottley Coulter / George Jowett Correspondence

Ottley Coulter and George Jowett shared a life-long passion for weightlifting, believing it was not only a means to improve your physique but also an excellent channel for competitive energy. They wanted to see the sport of weightlifting receive national and international accolades; one step in that direction was the codification of competition rules. Their...

Front Cover of Prof. Attila Scrapbook

Professor Attila’s Scrapbook

The digitization of the pages in Attila’s scrapbook was made possible by a grant from the Utopia Project, an outreach of the General Library System at The University of Texas at Austin. The images were done on a special scanner that allows the book to rest upward in an open position rather than having to...