Original albumen photograph of the pioneering weightlifter and bodybuilder, nude but for a strategically placed fig leaf. 9.5 x 13.9 cm [3.75 x 5.5 inches]. Small tear to right edge and crease to lower right corner, else fine.
The statue given to each year's winner of the Mr. Olympia contest is modeled on this great turn of the 19th century athlete, and is simply called the Sandow.
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