© Larry Silver. Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
Contestants, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, California
Date: 1954, printed 1984
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 14 × 13 9/16 in. (35.6 × 34.4 cm) sheet: 20 1/8 × 15 7/8 in. (51.1 × 40.3 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Bruce Silverstein, 1994
Object Number: 1994-3
About: A cultural phenomenon which began in the mid-1930s and lasted through the 1950s, Muscle Beach in Santa Monica, California, was a famous meeting place for weightlifters, body builders, gymnasts, and spectators.
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