History

Eugene Sandow The Non-pareil – Strength Magazine – March, 1926

Eugene Sandow-Just two words, but what a wealth of romance and magic is woven around them. As the mind ponders upon that name it drifts back to mythology, where the lords of Valhalla hold sway with the legendary heroes of Rome and Greece. It hardly seems possible that the material world of the twentieth century ever accepted a living individual, and cloaked him with the same glamour. But it did. Eugene Sandow is not a myth, he was a living, breathing being of flesh and bone like you and me. Yes, but such flesh and bone!

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas