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94/63/1-58/18 Glass negative, quarter plate, portrait of strongman Don Athaldo, Tom Lennon, Sydney, Australia, 21 November 1936. Click to enlarge.

Glass plate negative photographed by Tom Lennon

Photographed
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.)

Summary

Object No.

94/63/1-58/18

Object Statement

Glass negative, quarter plate, portrait of strongman Don Athaldo, Tom Lennon, Sydney, Australia, 21 November 1936

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

Cite this Object

Harvard

Glass plate negative photographed by Tom Lennon 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 28 February 2021, <https://ma.as/390345>

Wikipedia

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