LOTS 35-38 FORMERLY THE PROPERTY OF THE CELEBRATED STRONGMAN EUGEN SANDOW
Sandow was born Frederick Wilhelm Mueller in Prussia on 2nd April 1867. He began his career as a sideshow strongman and in 1893, with the help of the showman Florenz Ziegfield, started touring the USA in his own show entitled Sandow's Trocadero Vaudevilles. The association lasted two years. In August 1894 he married Blanche Brookes and the couple had two daughters, Helen and Lorraine. Sandow lived in England for the majority of his life and continued his stage act performing feats of strength. He wrote various publications extolling the virtues of exercise, was a champion of the idea of a Ministry of Health, and was personal fitness instructor to King George V.
Sandow died in London in 1925 and was buried in Putney Vale Cemetery; his grave was left unmarked at the family's request.