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Ernest Edwin Coffin Collection, ca. 1890s-1940s

Collector:
Coffin, Ernest Edwin
Photographer:
Brooks, Warwick
Sarony, Napoleon 1821-1896
Steckel, Geo. (George) 1864-
Weston, Arthur
Creator:
Falk, B. J. (Benjamin J.) 1853-1925
Sandwina, Katie
Weider, Joe (author)
Donor:
Manhart, Harrison D., II
Subject:
Sandow, Eugen 1867-1925
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
Physical description:
11.5 cu. ft. : 26 boxes
Type:
Pamphlets
Collection descriptions
Articles
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
1890
1890-1950
ca 1890s-1940s
20th century
19th century
Notes:
Coffin was a bodybuilder and collector of bodybuilding memorabilia, especially on the subject of Eugen Sandow.
Summary:
The collection contains original and copy photographs of Eugen Sandow and other bodybuilders and actors, by well known photographers Arthur Weston, Warwick Brooks, Napoleon Sarony, B.J. Falk, George Steckel, and others; correspondence with well-known bodybuilders such as Joe Weider and Katie Sandwina; and articles and pamphlets about Sandow.
Cite as:
Ernest Edwin Coffin Collection, ca. 1890s-1940s. Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Physical education and training
Modelling
Bodybuilding
Local number:
2009.3021 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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