Strongmen & Wrestlers:
Strongmen are the same in any language: muscle-bound and sexy, and images of the Russian, German and Eastern-European wrestlers at the turn of the 20th Century spoke volumes. With equally unabashed self-promotion as Eugene Sandow in the West, wrestlers like Hackenschmidt, Lurich, Morton and Pospeshil delighted fans with cabinet card and carte postale mementos of their monumental bodies. The images remained popular and were distributed widely from as early as the 1880s to the 1920s. Learn more about early male nude and physique photography by visiting other sites, reading book reviews and purchasing titles of interest from our Links & Books page.

"Sig. Lawanda -
The Iron-Jawed Man"

circa 1900s $100
3½x5¼"   cabinet card

"Apeda Studio Strongman"
circa 1890s $250
Apeda Studio New York
5½x8¼" matte finish
stamped on verso

"Fergis Studio Duel Portrait"
circa 1900s   $125
3½x5¼"   carte-postale


Russian Wrestlers: 1880s to 1920s

"Deriaz in Mask"
circa 1900s
3½x5¼"   carte-postale
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"Ernst Zuzya"
circa 1900s   $125
3½x5¼"   carte-postale
hand-inscribed on verso

"Hackenschmidt & Eliseev"
circa 1900s   $125
3½x5¼" carte-postale


"BAN-RIL"
circa 1900s   $150
3½x5¼"   carte-postale

"Lurich - Chempion Mira"
circa 1900s   $125
3½x5¼"   carte-postale

"Lurich Hand-painted"
circa 1900s   $50
3½x5¼"   carte-postale


A. Aberg - Chempion Mira
circa 1900s
Set of 5   $375

"A. Aberg - Chempion Mira"
circa 1900s
3½x5¼"   carte-postale

"A. Aberg - Chempion Mira"
circa 1900s
3½x5¼"   carte-postale

"A. Aberg - Chempion Mira"
circa 1900s
3½x5¼"   carte-postale

"A. Aberg - Chempion Mira"
circa 1900s
3½x5¼"   carte-postale

"A. Aberg - at 18"
circa 1900s
3½x5¼"   carte-postale


"Pospeshil"
circa 1900s   $200
3½x5¼"   carte-postale

"Russian Wrestling Team"
circa 1900s   $75
featuring Lurich, Aberg, et al.
3½x5¼" carte-postale stamp in Russian
some wrestlers identified in handwriting on verso

"Russian Wrestling Team #2"
circa 1900s   $75
featuring Lurich, Aberg, et al.
3½x5¼" carte-postale stamp in Russian on verso

"German or Eastern-European Team"
1932   $75
3½x5¼" silk finish carte-postale
stamped "Braduz 84578" with
team members' names hand-inscribed on verso
also inscribed "Burgemuses"
& dated November 29, 1932


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