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Yaco’s Gym
Quite a “Bar-Belle

Quite a “Bar-Belle

Bar”Belle” Norma Wieland lifts some interesting train-wheel weights at Yaco’s Gym in downtown Detroit, Circa 1945. Of course, something as nifty as a train-wheel barbell would have to come from Detroit. There is just something about the look and feel of unique...

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The Brothers Schemansky

The Brothers Schemansky

Here’s an impromptu shot you probably haven’t seen before: the “human barbell” is 215 pound Jerome Schemansky and the lifter is “little brother” Norb who, at the time, tipped the scales at only 200 pounds. This shot was taken at Yaco's Gym in Detroit, circa 1947. Norb...

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Tag:
Yaco’s Gym
Quite a “Bar-Belle

Quite a “Bar-Belle

Bar”Belle” Norma Wieland lifts some interesting train-wheel weights at Yaco’s Gym in downtown Detroit, Circa 1945. Of course, something as nifty as a train-wheel barbell would have to come from Detroit. There is just something about the look and feel of unique...

read more
The Brothers Schemansky

The Brothers Schemansky

Here’s an impromptu shot you probably haven’t seen before: the “human barbell” is 215 pound Jerome Schemansky and the lifter is “little brother” Norb who, at the time, tipped the scales at only 200 pounds. This shot was taken at Yaco's Gym in Detroit, circa 1947. Norb...

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