Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Some “Mity-Fine” Pamphlets

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GEORGE F. JOWETT IS CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE THE “FATHER OF AMERICAN WEIGHTLIFTING.” Certainly, he was an inspiration to many who read his many books and pamphlets about physical culture in the first half of the 20th century. Born in England in 1891, young George eventually emigrated to Canada where he became a weightlifting champion by 1915. By the 1920s, he was so popular he was considered the Father of American Weightlifting, inspiring thousands of young weaklings to bulk up. Even the great Charles Atlas was said to have been inspired by Jowett’s books. I love the illustrations in the books, especially the covers.

These pamphlets were found at R. Ege Antiques, a “mity-fine” antiques shop in St. Louis, MO with a gorgeous web site chock full of the kind of stuff you readers will want! Also be sure to check out Rick’s blog, Tilt-A-Whirl.

1 comment:

Javier Martin Alvarado said...

una gran historia... que nos traslada en el tiempo

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