Archive for the 'Years 1890 to 1899' Category

All Is Vanity By Charles Allen Gilbert And Grandfather

Monday, February 15th, 2010

 I was thinking of my Grandfather the other day.  He's been gone a good many years now and, as happens with the passage of time, many of the recollections are lost but there's always wonderful memories that stick with you,  I have many of them, despite the decades that have passed. The famous optical illusion, [...]

1893 – Eugene Sandow

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

Often referred to as the "Father Of Modern Body Building", Eugene Sandow was born as Friederich Wilhelm Mueller in Königsberg, Germany on April 2, 1867.  He was discovered in Italy by Florenz Ziegfeld, and recruited for his show at the age of 19.  One of Ziegfeld's top performers, Sandow also organized the first body building [...]