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
The S.O.S. (1942) | Fortune magazine
(Via Full Table)
The phonograph patent (1880) | Thomas Edison
(Via Ptak Science Books)
Plan général du château et jardins de Marly | Robert de Cotte
Map of the world (1675)
(via Vintage Printable)
Gleaner E Harvester (1965) | Gleaner
Senators and Representatives of the United States Congress by State (1944) | K B Smellie
(Via Tom White)
Succession of Life and Geological Time Table (1953) | Herbert Bayer
(Via David Rumsey Map Collection)
Russia Political Map (c1869) | William Harvey
Hudson’s cutaway (1958) | LIFE Magazine
Hope you’ve enjoyed this selection! We’ll be back next week with another round-up of vintage maps, graphics and diagrams.