• André Drapp Photographed by Arax Studio

    Sept. 6, 2011, 6:15 p.m.

    Arax Studio took these photographs of André Drapp, who won the titles Mr. France and Le Plus Bel Athlete de France in 1947.

    As you can read in the article from the October, 1947 issue of Health & Strength magazine, André had been entering bodybuilding contests since the late 1930's before he reached the top.

    Like many bodybuilders in the 1950's, he became a very popular wrestler and entertained audiences well into the 1960's.


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  • John Tristram

    July 8, 2011, 10:15 a.m.

    I can't decide which of these photographs of John Tristram is my favorite.

    He looks equally great selecting a record for a turntable as he does posing among massive rock walls.

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  • Bill Derrick Photographed by David Martin

    July 2, 2011, 8:10 a.m.

    David Martin took these outstanding photographs of Bill Derrick, who won the title Mr Fort Worth in 1952.

    A reader recognized the location of the outdoors image as the Pulgas Water Temple near the Crystal Springs Reservoir in a hiking area south of San Francisco, California.

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  • Dale Gilbert Photographed by the Western Photography Guild

    June 30, 2011, 12:52 p.m.

    The Western Photography Guild took these nice images of Dale Gilbert, who won the titles Mr. Iowa, Mr. Mid-West, Iowa Middleweight Lifting Champion and Mid-West Middleweight Lifting Champion in 1956 and Mr. South West in 1957.

    When you jump to this post on the blog, you will see what I think is one of the best photographs taken by Don Whitman of the Western Photography Guild.

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