This photo depicts the Mr. Altoona Contest from 1949. The contest was a competition for weight lifting. The location was the Strand Theater in Altoona. Shown are (from left): John Hill, realtor and sponsor of the contest; the director of the YMCA (name unknown); Alphonse DiPietro, one of the judges; Howard “Bud” Sell, winner of the contest; the person who changed the weights (name unknown). The photo was submitted by Howard Sell and his daughter, Sharon Wall.


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