Foil Fencers; France, 1904

Maitre Kirchoffer in Action

Maitre Kirchhoffer in Action

Two French foil maters demonstrating a corps-a-corps…

French fencing master Alphonse Simon Kirchhoffer (1873 – 1913) took the silver medal in the Masters’ Foil during the 1900 Olympic Games, in the final against Lucien Mérignac. In this signed 1905 postcard, he demonstrated a corps-a-corps in foil.

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