Épée master; France, 1902

 

Military fencing master

Military fencing master

Posing for a cabinet card in front of a military backdrop…

Dating from 1902, this cabinet card was produced by a studio in Versailles. The unknown military fencing master depicted poses in the full gear of the period… which still includes the elk-hide soles that were strapped to the shoes.

The épée of that period is already the streamlined, functional sports implement we’re using today.

One response to “Épée master; France, 1902

  1. Thanks for sharing this terrific cabinet card. Great image of the fencers gear and quite the interesting backdrop.

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