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image no.: 58007
contact sheet: A1775
collection: Miscellaneous Collection
description: Allan Oberman Lifting A Man Above His Head At Camp Shilo Manitoba. His Record Was Somewhere Between 220 And 250 Lbs. For Holding Up A Man. He Was Born In Winnipeg On July 11, 1916. He Lived On Macgregor And Manitoba In His Parents' Apartment Block And Helped Run The Family Business - Obee'S Steam Bath. He Was A Champion Weightlifter,Setting A Record In Western Canada. He Worked At Kays Ltd. Where He Hauled Heavy Weights. One Of His Co-Workers Saw Him Carry Two 200 Pound Boxes Up A Flight Of Stairs. When The War Came He Entered The Army And Became A Boxing Instructor. None Of His Men Ever Lost A Match. After The War He And His Wife Dorothy Opened Bobies Style Shoppes On Main Street. Later He Owned Bert'S Corned Beef House. He Worked At The Northern Hotel And As A Commissionaire At The Legislature And At The Deer Lodge Hospital. He Was A Member And Volunteered At The General Monash Legion. Photo Courtesy Of Sheldon Oberman (His Son) The Well-Known Winnipeg Author Of Children'S Books
subject(s): BoxingMilitaryPersonalitiesSportsWeightlifting
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image no.: 71349
contact sheet: A2397
collection: Miscellaneous Collection
description: Dr. Joe Bergal Does A Squat Lift, In The Ymha (Young Men'S Hebrew Association) Weight Room In The Basement On Hargrave Street, Watched By Jack Oberman (On Left) And Victor Zahn (On Right). Dr. Joe Bergal, The Strongest Doctor In North America, Tips The Scale At 148 Pounds, But He Is Capable Of Pressing A Weight Of 215 Pounds
subject(s): AssociationsEquipmentHebrewsMedicinePersonalitiesSportsWeightlifting
date: 1964, March
 
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image no.: 71350
contact sheet: A2397
collection: Miscellaneous Collection
description: Ymha (Young Men’S Hebrew Association) Weightlifter Phil Altman, Doing A Bench Press In The Weight Room At The Ymha On Hargrave Street In The Basement. His Bench Press Of 250 Pounds Topped The Field In The Lightheavy Class
subject(s): AssociationsEquipmentHebrewsPersonalitiesSportsWeightlifting
date: 1964, March