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Weightlifting Collection

"Strength and Resilience: The Timeless Art of Weightlifting" In the world of Happy Families Playing Cards

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Happy Families Playing Cards - Mr Strong the Weight Lifter

Happy Families Playing Cards - Mr Strong the Weight Lifter. circa 1930s

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Sport Weightlifting 1

Sport Weightlifting 1
Justyna Jaszke

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Sport Weightlifting 1

Sport Weightlifting 1
Justyna Jaszke

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Athletes. Creator: Gosta von Hennigs

Athletes. Creator: Gosta von Hennigs
Athletes, unknown date

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Nos saltimbanques, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier

Nos saltimbanques, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier
Nos saltimbanques, 19th century. Our acrobats

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: More and more married men are taking up weightlifting. Out of the nine weight lifters who

More and more married men are taking up weightlifting. Out of the nine weight lifters who attended Bisham Abbey National Recreation Centre at Marlow

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Keep Fit Grandma Joan Johnson, a fit 75 year old

Keep Fit Grandma Joan Johnson, a fit 75 year old, uses a daily dumbbell routine to keep her fit and healthy. April 1980

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Geoff Capes all 6 4'and 22 stone lifts up Bobbie. September 1973 P035516

Geoff Capes all 6 4"and 22 stone lifts up Bobbie. September 1973 P035516
Geoff Capes all 6 4" and 22 stone lifts up Bobbie. September 1973 P035516

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Weightlifter Louis Martin training in Rawdon Street where he lives in Derby

Weightlifter Louis Martin training in Rawdon Street where he lives in Derby. The man who did more to raise the sport of weightlifting than any other by winning his gold medal at the Olympics

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Kurt Helbig, German weight-lifting champion, 1928. Creator: Unknown

Kurt Helbig, German weight-lifting champion, 1928. Creator: Unknown
Kurt Helbig, German weight-lifting champion, 1928. Helbig (1901-1975) won gold medal in the mens lightweight event at the 1928 Summer Olympics, held in Amsterdam

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Zlatina Atanasova

Zlatina Atanasova Olympic Womens Weightlifting Womens Weightlifting Athens, Greece 16 August 2004 Date: 16 August 2004

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Alexandra Escobar

Alexandra Escobar Olympic Womens Weightlifting Womens Weightlifting Athens, Greece 16 August 2004 Date: 16 August 2004

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Patmawati Patmawati

Patmawati Patmawati
Patmawati Date: 16 August 2004

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Aylin Dasdelen

Aylin Dasdelen Olympic Womens Weightlifting Womens Weightlifting Athens, Greece 16 August 2004 Date: 16 August 2004

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Aleksandra Klejnowska

Aleksandra Klejnowska Olympic Womens Weightlifting Womens Weightlifting Athens, Greece 16 August 2004 Date: 16 August 2004

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Suk Hyon Pak

Suk Hyon Pak
SUKHyon Pak Olympic Womens Weightlifting Womens Weightlifting Athens, Greece 16 August 2004 Date: 16 August 2004

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Michaela Breeze

Michaela Breeze Olympic Womens Weightlifting Womens Weightlifting Athens, Greece 16 August 2004 Date: 16 August 2004

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Hui Song Ri

Hui Song Ri Olympic Womens Weightlifting Womens Weightlifting Athens, Greece 16 August 2004 Date: 16 August 2004

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Wandee Kameaim

Wandee Kameaim Olympic Womens Weightlifting Womens Weightlifting Athens, Greece 16 August 2004 Date: 16 August 2004

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Yanqing Chen

Yanqing Chen Olympic Womens Weightlifting Womens Weightlifting Athens, Greece 16 August 2004 Date: 16 August 2004

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Weightlifting

Weightlifting Commonwealth Games 2002 Commonwealth Games 2002 30 July 2002 Date: 30 July 2002

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Kunjarani Devi Nameirakpam

Kunjarani Devi Nameirakpam India Weightlifting Commonwealth Games 2002 30 July 2002 Date: 30 July 2002

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Karine Turcotte

Karine Turcotte Canada Weightlifting Commonwealth Games 2002 30 July 2002 Date: 30 July 2002

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Kate Howard

Kate Howard Wales Weightlifting Commonwealth Games 2002 30 July 2002 Date: 30 July 2002

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Olympic Weightlifting

Olympic Weightlifting. Atlanta 1996. 01 August 1996 Date: 01 August 1996

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Plate 526. A, Lifting Ball; B, Emptying Bucket of Water, 1872-85 (collotype on paper)

Plate 526. A, Lifting Ball; B, Emptying Bucket of Water, 1872-85 (collotype on paper)
3950284 Plate 526. A, Lifting Ball; B, Emptying Bucket of Water, 1872-85 (collotype on paper) by Muybridge, Eadweard (1830-1904); 31.4x23.5 cm; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Plate 322. Man Lifting Dumbbells, 1887 (collotype on paper)

Plate 322. Man Lifting Dumbbells, 1887 (collotype on paper)
3949810 Plate 322. Man Lifting Dumbbells, 1887 (collotype on paper) by Muybridge, Eadweard (1830-1904); Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: The Battle of the Giants, the Contest between Sandow and Samson at the Royal Aquarium (engraving)

The Battle of the Giants, the Contest between Sandow and Samson at the Royal Aquarium (engraving)
1046716 The Battle of the Giants, the Contest between Sandow and Samson at the Royal Aquarium (engraving) by Corbould, Alfred Chantrey (1852-1920); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Plate 322. Lifting and Letting Down Two 50-lb Dumb-Bells, 1872-85 (collotype on paper)

Plate 322. Lifting and Letting Down Two 50-lb Dumb-Bells, 1872-85 (collotype on paper)
3950310 Plate 322. Lifting and Letting Down Two 50-lb Dumb-Bells, 1872-85 (collotype on paper) by Muybridge, Eadweard (1830-1904); 17x43.7 cm; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Plate 320. Lifting a 50 lb Dumb-Bell, 1872-85 (collotype on paper)

Plate 320. Lifting a 50 lb Dumb-Bell, 1872-85 (collotype on paper)
3950308 Plate 320. Lifting a 50 lb Dumb-Bell, 1872-85 (collotype on paper) by Muybridge, Eadweard (1830-1904); 16.2x45.1 cm; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Plate 324. Curling 50-lb. Dumb-Bell, Model, 3 / 4 length, 1872-85 (collotype on paper)

Plate 324. Curling 50-lb. Dumb-Bell, Model, 3 / 4 length, 1872-85 (collotype on paper)
3950312 Plate 324. Curling 50-lb. Dumb-Bell, Model, 3/4 length, 1872-85 (collotype on paper) by Muybridge, Eadweard (1830-1904); 15.9x45.4 cm; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Plate 323. Lifting and Letting Down Two 50-lb Dumb-Bells, 1872-85 (collotype on paper)

Plate 323. Lifting and Letting Down Two 50-lb Dumb-Bells, 1872-85 (collotype on paper)
3950311 Plate 323. Lifting and Letting Down Two 50-lb Dumb-Bells, 1872-85 (collotype on paper) by Muybridge, Eadweard (1830-1904); 16.8x43.3 cm; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: The strength of man (chromolitho)

The strength of man (chromolitho)
2817069 The strength of man (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The strength of man)

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: The Battle of the Giants (engraving)

The Battle of the Giants (engraving)
603274 The Battle of the Giants (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Series of illustrations depicting the Battle of the GIants)

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Pushing Weights with Two Arms, Number 1, 1911 (oil on canvas)

Pushing Weights with Two Arms, Number 1, 1911 (oil on canvas)
PNH354124 Pushing Weights with Two Arms, Number 1, 1911 (oil on canvas) by Jansson, Eugene (1862-1915); 205x118 cm; Private Collection; Photo ePeter Nahum at The Leicester Galleries, London; Swedish

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Advertisement for exercise equipment (litho)

Advertisement for exercise equipment (litho)
982242 Advertisement for exercise equipment (litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Advertisement for exercise equipment, sold by Brevete of Paris, France)

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Plate 321. A, Lifting a 50 lb Dumb-Bell; B, Posing, 1872-85 (collotype on paper)

Plate 321. A, Lifting a 50 lb Dumb-Bell; B, Posing, 1872-85 (collotype on paper)
3950309 Plate 321. A, Lifting a 50 lb Dumb-Bell; B, Posing, 1872-85 (collotype on paper) by Muybridge, Eadweard (1830-1904); 18.1x41.9 cm; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Plate 488. A, Lawn Tennis; B, Dumb Bells; C, Walking on Hands

Plate 488. A, Lawn Tennis; B, Dumb Bells; C, Walking on Hands
3950099 Plate 488. A, Lawn Tennis; B, Dumb Bells; C, Walking on Hands, 1872-85 (collotype on paper) by Muybridge, Eadweard (1830-1904); 18.9x36.4 cm; Addison Gallery of American Art

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Plate 28. Walking, Carrying 50 lb. Dumb-Bell in Right Hand, 1872-85 (collotype on paper)

Plate 28. Walking, Carrying 50 lb. Dumb-Bell in Right Hand, 1872-85 (collotype on paper)
3949988 Plate 28. Walking, Carrying 50 lb. Dumb-Bell in Right Hand, 1872-85 (collotype on paper) by Muybridge, Eadweard (1830-1904); 15.1x46.7 cm; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Notes at the Annual Assault of Arms of the London Athletic Club (engraving)

Notes at the Annual Assault of Arms of the London Athletic Club (engraving)
1053258 Notes at the Annual Assault of Arms of the London Athletic Club (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Stronger and stronger (chromolitho)

Stronger and stronger (chromolitho)
1093735 Stronger and stronger (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Stronger and stronger)

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Lifting Weights with One Arm Number 2, 1914 (oil on canvas)

Lifting Weights with One Arm Number 2, 1914 (oil on canvas)
PNH354126 Lifting Weights with One Arm Number 2, 1914 (oil on canvas) by Jansson, Eugene (1862-1915); 238.5x199 cm; Private Collection; Photo ePeter Nahum at The Leicester Galleries, London; Swedish

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Gymnastics at the Ecole Normale des Instituteurs of Mayenne, c. 1900 (b / w photo)

Gymnastics at the Ecole Normale des Instituteurs of Mayenne, c. 1900 (b / w photo)
CHT233784 Gymnastics at the Ecole Normale des Instituteurs of Mayenne, c.1900 (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Institut National de Recherche Pedagogique, Paris

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Plate 325. Lifting and Holding Two 50-lb. Dumb-Bells, 1885 (collotype on paper)

Plate 325. Lifting and Holding Two 50-lb. Dumb-Bells, 1885 (collotype on paper)
3950063 Plate 325. Lifting and Holding Two 50-lb. Dumb-Bells, 1885 (collotype on paper) by Muybridge, Eadweard (1830-1904); 16.4x45.1 cm; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Footballer Nobby Stiles, who is to undergo a leg operation

Footballer Nobby Stiles, who is to undergo a leg operation, pictured keeping the muscles supple during a training exercise in the back garden of his home in Stretford, Manchester. 9th June 1969

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Leicester City manager Jimmy Bloomfield lifting weights. 2nd February 1972

Leicester City manager Jimmy Bloomfield lifting weights. 2nd February 1972

Background imageWeightlifting Collection: Tottenham Hotspur players paraded in the full strip for the first time this season mainly

Tottenham Hotspur players paraded in the full strip for the first time this season mainly for their annual photo-call and a short training game at their Cheshunt training grounds



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"Strength and Resilience: The Timeless Art of Weightlifting" In the world of Happy Families Playing Cards, Mr Strong the Weight Lifter stands tall as a symbol of power and determination. His unwavering dedication to lifting weights inspires generations to push their limits. Back in 1928, German weight-lifting champion Kurt Helbig showcased his incredible prowess, leaving spectators in awe. Although the creator remains unknown, Helbig's legacy lives on as an icon of strength. Even Victorian boys recognized the benefits of working out with dumbbells and weights. Their commitment to physical fitness at such a young age foreshadowed a growing trend among married men who are now embracing weightlifting for its transformative effects. Age is just a number when it comes to fitness, as proven by Keep Fit Grandma Joan Johnson. At 75 years old, she defies expectations and serves as an inspiration for others to stay active and strong throughout their golden years. Geoff Capes, standing at an impressive 6'4" and weighing 22 stone (308 lbs), effortlessly lifts up Bobbie in September 1973. This remarkable feat showcases both Capes' immense strength and his bond with his furry companion. Weightlifting knows no boundaries or borders; athletes like Zlatina Atanasova, Alexandra Escobar, Patmawati Patmawati, Aylin Dasdelen, Aleksandra Klejnowska, and Suk Hyon Pak have all made their mark on this demanding sport. They embody perseverance and serve as role models for aspiring lifters worldwide. Whether you're aiming to build muscle mass or improve overall fitness levels – weightlifting offers countless benefits beyond physical appearance alone. It cultivates discipline, mental fortitude, and resilience that extend far beyond the gym walls. So grab those barbells or dumbbells - let's embrace the timeless art of weightlifting.