PORTRAIT OF FRENCH GRECO-ROMAN WRESTLER : MAURICE GAMBIER : WORLD CHAMPION

This uncommon vintage real photo postcard features a Greco – Roman wrestler, Maurice Gambier. He looks like an old school UFC fighter. Actually, Gambier, of Bordeaux, France, won the first ever Greco – Roman world championship. The year was 1897 and the venue of the tournament was the Cirque Royale in Brussels, Belgium. This portrait postcard was photographed by Lucien Walery. He was a celebrated Paris photographer known for his portraits of artists and cabaret dancers from the city’s music halls. He is very well known for his portraits of Mata Hari and Josephine Baker. Walery did a lot of work in the genre of nude/erotic photography. He photographed the beautiful women of Paris between the early 1900’s and the 1920’s.  This postcard is of French origin. The card has excellent clarity and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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SAID KAHOUT : WORLD CLASS WRESTLER AND WORLD CLASS HUNK

This vintage real photo postcard features turban wearing strongman Said Kahouta. He was a world class wrestler and hailed from India. The photographer of this portrait is Gebr. Garloff. This postcard was mailed from Magdeberg, Germany in 1935. This postcard has phenomenal clarity and is in very good condition (see scans). Note crease in top right hand corner.

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MALE ATHLETE IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA

This cabinet card photograph captures an athlete in an action pose from his sport. What is this young man’s sport? It is my belief that he is likely a wrestler. However, he could be a gymnast, boxer, track and field competitor, or some other type of athlete. The subject certainly appears fit and muscular. Perhaps a visitor to the Cabinet Card Gallery will be able to identify the athlete’s sport by his uniform and leave an informative comment. The photographer of this image is Rudolf Franzl (1877-1955) of Vienna, Austria.

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