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April 2: Eugen Sandow (1867-1925)

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portraits of bodybuilder Eugen Sandow

B. J. Falk
Eugen Sandow, ca. 1895
George Eastman House: 1982:0816:0001

Eugen Sandow, “The Father of Modern Body Building,” was born 2 April 1867, as Friedrich Wilhelm Müller, in Königsberg, Prussia.

100 Years Ago Today: Joy and Money Go to the Seashore

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Pure joy is no respecter of purses at the seashore in the summer time

“Pure joy is no respecter of purses at the seashore in the summer time”
New-York Tribune illustrated supplement, August 28, 1910

Chronicling America (Library of Congress) (DLC) – lccn.loc.gov/2007618519

Today in the Commons: August 2, 1899

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Various disabled ships, aground after the hurricane of 1899: Dog Island, Florida

Various disabled ships, aground after the hurricane of 1899: Dog Island, Florida

See more post-hurricane photographs taken this day in 1899, from the State Library and Archives of Florida.

100 Years Ago Today: Preparing the Florida for Launch

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Uncle Sam's newest dreadnought, The Florida, which will be launched next month

New York Tribune
Uncle Sam’s newest dreadnought, The Florida, which will be launched next month, April 24, 1910
Library of Congress: http://lccn.loc.gov/2007618519

100 Years Ago Today: New Wing of the Met

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New wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to be opened tomorrow (LOC)

New-York tribune, March 13, 1910
New wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to be opened tomorrow
Library of Congress: http://lccn.loc.gov/2007618519

100 Years Ago Today: “High prices for food can scarcely be blamed upon the original source of supply”

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New-York tribune
High prices for food can scarcely be blamed upon the original source of supply, February 27, 2010
Library of Congress: Chronicling America (Library of Congress) (DLC) – lccn.loc.gov/2007618519