This photograph shows Eugen Sandow, nude, except for fig leaf, in 1894 studio portrait. Born in Prussia (now part of Germany) in 1867, Sandow began his career as a sideshow "strongman". Early in life, and with the help of showman Florenz Ziegfeld, Sandow decided it wasn't enough to simply demonstrate his strength, but to actually display his muscular physique as though it were a work of art. He soon made his "Muscle Displays" the main feature of his stage show. As an interesting side note, the most prestigious prize in professional bodybuilding today is the Mr. Olympia contest. The trophy awarded is a statue of Eugene Sandow. The photograph is printed using Epson premium glossy archival paper (260 gsm). The detail on the final product is excellent. Our photographs originate from the National Archives, various federal archives as well as state and city historical archives here in the Pacific Northwest and our own collection of vintage and antique photographs and maps. Additionally, we have agreements to reproduce privately held items. In most instances we scan the photographs, maps or negatives at 800+dpi and produce a digital file that is used for producing prints.
Printed on premium Epson semimatte (260 gsm) paper
Archival rating of 125+ years
Color will not fade or lose its luster
Very high resolution provides fantastic detail on actual print
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