Glass plate negative portrait of strongman Don Athaldo

Made by Lennon, Tom in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1936.

Glass negative, quarter plate, portrait 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...

Summary

Object No.

94/63/1-58/8

Physical Description

Glass negative, quarter plate, portrait 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

This negative was stored in a box inscribed in pencil 'Don Athaldo 21.11.36 / [A Boris?]'.

Dimensions

Height

81 mm

Width

105 mm

Production

Photographed

Lennon, Tom 1936

Cite this Object

Harvard

Glass plate negative portrait of strongman Don Athaldo 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 16 October 2018, <https://ma.as/390335>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/390335 |title=Glass plate negative portrait of strongman Don Athaldo |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=16 October 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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