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The Three Bartos Scrapbook

The Three Bartos Scrapbook

The Three Bartos, Eddie Barto, Edward Sturm, and Dewey Barto (nee Stewart Steven Swoyer), were an acrobatic hand-balancing act that toured and performed in Vaudeville shows in the early 1900s. The scrapbook covers the trio’s career from circa 1911-1912. The scrapbook was donated by Diana Gump, the granddaughter of Edward Sturm. Edward Sturm performed with...

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....

Front cover of Milo Steinborn Scrapbook #20

Henry ‘Milo’ Steinborn Scrapbooks

Scrapbook #12 This scrapbook 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. Scrapbook #20 This scrapbook was assembled by Milo Steinborn himself. The pages of this scrapbook contain photos, newspaper articles, and postcards of wrestlers documenting the strongmen,...

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...

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...

Wrestler and strongman George Hackenschmidt, with a sash of championship medals, and in a front single biceps pose, from the George Hackenschmidt Collection.

George Hackenschmidt Scrapbook

We are happy to make available the digitized version of one of our most important documents—the 600-page scrapbook owned for decades by George Hackenschmidt, the World Wrestling Champion during the early part of the 20th century. Read More about the scrapbook To learn more and to view other resources about George Hackenschmidt, check out the...