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Four Classic Poses by the Great Man
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SANDOW'S SYSTEM of PHYSICAL TRAINING

Edited by G. MERCER ADAM

Complete reproduction of the 1894 book.

Contributed by GORDON ANDERSON

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STRENGTH & HOW
TO OBTAIN IT
by
EUGEN SANDOW

Complete Reproduction of the Book first published in 1897.

Contributed by
GIL WALDRON

HOW SANDOW MADE ME STRONG
by A.E.J.

Originally published in the
Harmsworth Magazine
July 1898

Contributed by
GIL WALDRON

THE SANDOW
LIFE SIZED CAST

Comissioned in 1901
for the Natural
History Museum

SANDOW'S NEW GRIP DUMB-BELL

Introduced around 1899

Photos of Sandow's Dumb-Bells in a variety of designs and from Sandow's Magazine of 1899 a full description and a set of exercises specifically designed for their use.

Contributed by Gil Waldron

Also a FULL INSTRUCTION BOOK for Spring-Grip Dumb-bells

Contributed by Gordon Anderson

THE GOSPEL OF STRENGTH ACCORDING TO SANDOW

Published in Melbourne, Australia in 1902, this rare book contains a life-size fold up photo of Sandow's Arm.

Contributed by
GORDON ANDERSON

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BODYBUILDING
by
EUGEN SANDOW

Complete Reproduction of the Book first published in 1904.

Contributed by
GIL WALDRON

THE CONSTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF THE HUMAN BODY

A Manual of the Therapeutics of Exercise

Complete Reproduction of the 1907 book.

Contributed by
GIL WALDRON

HOW TO PRESERVE HEALTH & ATTAIN STRENGTH
by Eugen Sandow

Originally written for Cosmopolitan Magazine in 1894 and reprinted in 'Strength & Health' December 1940.

INSTRUCTIONS
a l'usage des halteres
a ressorts des
SANDOW

(Instructions in the use of
Sandow's Dumb-bells
with Springs)

Date unknown

SANDOW'S
DEVELOPER

Modele Perfectionne - Instructions et Tableaux d'Exercices

Circa 1902

Contributed by
GIL WALDRON

SANDOW'S MAGAZINE
May 18th 1905

Complete reproduction of just one of the many editions of this magazine

A VISIT TO
SANDOW'S
Connoisseur Magazine 1910

What it means to the man or woman in poor health.

Conoisseur Magazine investigates the Sandow Method and offers some free leaflets

MY MUSCLES KEEP ME YOUNG - Says Sandow

From the US 'Muscle Builder' December 1924.

Earle Liederman visits Sandow at his Institute at St. James's, London.

EXERCISE in Relation to Arts, Sports & Amusements

(Using Sandow's own
Combined Developer
)

Date unknown

 

REMARKABLE THREE-FOLD
HEALTH OFFER

This full page advert appeared in the April 16th 1912 edition of The Daily Telegraph, a London broadsheet newspaper.

Part of the offer included a free volume from the series 'Sandow's Illustrated Health Library', a hitherto unknown set of books.

Discovered and contributed by Catherine Hunter

SPECIAL PRESCRIPTION OF HOME EXERCISES

From Sandow's Curative Institute of Physical Culture

A set of personalised exercises from 1924

Contributed by Gordon Anderson

EUGEN SANDOW ENDORSES THE
EARLE E. LIEDERMAN COURSE

From Feb 1925
Physical Culture Magazine

Contributed by Gordon Anderson

EUGEN SANDOW
The Non Pareil

From the US 'Health & Strength' of June 1937 and itself a reprint from an early version of 'Strength' Magazine.

 

EUGEN SANDOW

AN APPRECIATION
by Alan Calvert

From Klein's Bell
May / June 1932

Contributed by
Gay W. Ng

SUPERMEN I HAVE KNOWN

by Monte Saldo

Not only Sandow but Bankier, Apollo & Zbysco

from The Superman Magazine April 1932

Contributed by Ron Tyrrell

IF SANDOW WERE ALIVE TODAY

by Earle Liederman

Written in 1961

Contributed by
Gil Waldron

WHAT IS A PHYSIQUE LIKE SANDOW'S?

by George Russell Weaver

from The Superman Magazine Sept 1938

Contributed by Ron Tyrrell

SANDOWISM for the NATION

Join the Sandow Society

from The Superman Magazine Sept 1938

Contributed by
Ron Tyrrell

SANDOW - MY IMPRESSIONS WHEN FIRST WE MET

by Earle Liederman

from Muscle Power (Canada)
April/May 1946

THE DOCTORS EXAMINE SANDOW

From Muscle Power (Canada)
May 1947.

SANDOW THE MIGHTY MONARCH OF MUSCLE

Published privately in New Jersey in 1947 by Gerard Nisivoccia to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the birth of Eugen Sandow.

This book contains 55 full page photographs of Sandow's classic poses and is reproduced here in its entirety irrespective of any duplications elsewhere on this site.

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JIM PEDLEY

was Sandow's Chief Instructor at St. James's Street until it closed. In 1949 Edward Aston wrote this brief article about Pedley who was then 78 and still going strong

From Health & Strength Magazine Aug 11th 1949

The SANDOW STORY
by W. Arthur Long

Published in the Feb-June 1951
issues of
Weightlifter & Bodybuilder
Magazine.

Contributed by
RON TYRRELL

THE ARRIVAL OF EUGEN SANDOW
by

W.A.PULLUM

from BODYBUILDER MAGAZINE Jan 1954.

Contributed by
TONY HOLLAND

EUGEN SANDOW by
Edgar Muller

from the Body Builder Magazine
Sept / Dec 1954.

Contributed by
JIM BARTLETT


SANDOW'S SENSATIONAL VICTORIES OVER CYCLOPS & SAMPSON
by
W.A. Pullum

from BOBYBUILDER
MAGAZINE Feb 1954.

Contributed by
TONY HOLLAND

EUGEN SANDOW by David Willoughby

Around the turn of the 20th century, Sandow was considered to have a perfectly proportioned body. Did he really?

David Willoughby thinks not in this highly detailed article.

Contributed by Tony Holland

SIZE & STRENGTH

Eugen Sandow -
The King of Bodybuilders

from Muscular Development Magazine - Sept 1973

Written by Dr. Terry Todd
& Paul Anderson

SANDOW'S EASY WAY TO STRENGTH & FITNESS

A 10 page booklet from the SANDOW APPLIANCE CO. of HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND

Undated but probably from the early 50s this lists all the 'Sandow' apparatus that was still being sold even many years after his death.

Contributed by
GORDON ANDERSON

SANDOW'S HEALTH & STRENGTH COCOA

All about the ill-fated Cocoa Factory at Hayes, Middlesex.

Photo courtesy the Sandow Museum Website


SANDOW MISCELLANY



A Collection of Articles and pictures that don't fit in anywhere else!

For many years the Sandow Museum Website graced the Internet. It was a fine and very comprehensive website about the great Sandow and contained many excellent articles including ones by Gil Waldron. Sadly it closed down in 2005.

Here is your chance to re-visit it. Just click on the image to the left.

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