Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

Need a Lift?: Vintage Strongman Photo

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 27, 2011 11:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: male athletes, sexy vintage hunk, vintage, vintage bodybuilder, vintage strongman

I have no idea if this was an unknown amateur, photographed by one friend while hoisting another skyward, or someone who went on to be famous. Either way, he is a most strapping fellow! "Gasp! Ooh! Hunky!" I'm guessing this is from the late 1940s/early 1950s.


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Great photo! If you're a fan of vintage beefcake, check out, which features photos from the the golden age of muscle and physique magazines. Prints from several underground photo studios that thrived during the 40's and 50's and even earlier are available for sale.

The late Jack LaLanne was one model who went on to international fame. You kind view one of his pics here possibly NSFW.

Either of them. They're both cute.

Harold De Mun | January 28, 2011 7:49 AM

The shoes are definitely World War One era. I would say 1915-1920