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June 17, 2013

Josef Edwin “Joe” Weider died of heart failure on March 23, 2013 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California at the age of 93. He is considered by many as the father of bodybuilding, and mentored some of the most well-known names in the field, including the former California Governor (and seven times Mr. Olympia winner), Arnold Schwarzenegger.

This might seem a strange introduction for our weekly vintage information design compilation. But a set of interesting images caught our attention recently: the original course charts of the ‘Weider-System of Progressive barbell exercise‘, dated from around 1950. These images were posted on The Office Body Building Workout forum, by user Jabbers, and we picked a couple of them to open our vintage round up.

 

The Weider-system of progressive barbell exercise (c.1950) | Joe Weider

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Weider-system of progressive barbell exercise (c.1950)
(image: Joe Weider)
Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Weider-system of progressive barbell exercise (c.1950)
(image: Joe Weider)
Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Weider-system of progressive barbell exercise (c.1950)
(image: Joe Weider)

 

(Via The Office Body Building Workout forum)

The S.O.S. (1942) | Fortune magazine

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The S.O.S. (1942)
(image: Fortune magazine)

(Via Full Table)

The phonograph patent (1880) | Thomas Edison

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The phonograph patent (1880)
(image: Thomas Edison)

(Via Ptak Science Books)

Plan général du château et jardins de Marly | Robert de Cotte

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Plan général du château et jardins de Marly
(image: Robert de Cotte)

(Via BibliOdissey)

Map of the world (1675)

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic  Map of the world (1675)
(image: Map of the world (1675))

(via Vintage Printable)

Gleaner E Harvester (1965) | Gleaner

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Gleaner E Harvester (1965)
(image: Gleaner)

(via Wikimedia)

Senators and Representatives of the United States Congress by State (1944) | K B Smellie

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Senators and Representatives of the United States Congress by State (1944)
(image: K B Smellie)

(Via Tom White)

Succession of Life and Geological Time Table (1953) | Herbert Bayer

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Succession of Life and Geological Time Table (1953)
(image: Herbert Bayer)

(Via David Rumsey Map Collection)

Russia Political Map (c1869) | William Harvey

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Russia Political Map (c1869)
(image: William Harvey)

(Via TerraIncognitaMaps on Etsy)

Hudson’s cutaway (1958) | LIFE Magazine

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Hudson's cutaway (1958)
(image: LIFE Magazine)

(Via PhilAreGo)

 

Hope you’ve enjoyed this selection! We’ll be back next week with another round-up of vintage maps, graphics and diagrams.

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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