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Glass plate negatives photographed by Tom Lennon

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Glass negatives (18), quarter plate, in box, portraits of strongman Don Athaldo, Tom Lennon, Sydney, Australia, 21 November 1936

Don Athaldo was the adopted name of Australian strongman and physical fitness advocate, Walter Joseph Lyons (1894-1965), who was born in Condobolin, NSW. Athaldo made public demonstrations of his strength, his most famous being pulling a touring car with six passengers more than half a mile up the hill in William Street, Sydney to Kings Cross. He ran a gymnasium, published two books "Health, Strength & Muscular Power" and "Meet Don Athaldo", and offered correspondence courses on physical fitness. (See Richard White, 'Athaldo, Don (1894 - 1965)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 13, Melbourne University Press, 1993, pp 82-83.)

Summary

Object No.

94/63/1-58

Object Statement

Glass negatives (18), quarter plate, in box, portraits of strongman Don Athaldo, Tom Lennon, Sydney, Australia, 21 November 1936

Physical Description

Glass negatives (18), quarter plate, in box, portraits of strongman Don Athaldo, Tom Lennon, Sydney, Australia, 21 November 1936

Don Athaldo was the adopted name of Australian strongman and physical fitness advocate, Walter Joseph Lyons (1894-1965), who was born in Condobolin, NSW. Athaldo made public demonstrations of his strength, his most famous being pulling a touring car with six passengers more than half a mile up the hill in William Street, Sydney to Kings Cross. He ran a gymnasium, published two books "Health, Strength & Muscular Power" and "Meet Don Athaldo", and offered correspondence courses on physical fitness. (See Richard White, 'Athaldo, Don (1894 - 1965)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 13, Melbourne University Press, 1993, pp 82-83.)

Marks

Box lid is inscribed in pencil on one edge 'Don Athaldo 21.11.36/ [A Boris?]'.

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