Sunday, September 5, 2010
Welcome to Tough Guy Week here at OPOD. We kick things off today with this picture of Eugen Sandow. The picture was taken in 1894. Eugen was a Prussian, and is remembered as the father of modern bodybuilding.
OK, so I won the mystery person contest yesterday. I am really sort of surprised, because you all usually get it when it is an actress. It turns out the person in the picture was Stacia Napierkowska. She was big back in the day, and stared in over 90 silent films. She was from France, and was arrested in the US in 1913 during one of her performances for being indecent. The article on the arrest can be seen here: