Foil Fencer; Russia, c. 1949

 

Cold War Fencer

Cold War Fencer

The beginnings of the Russian fencing machine…

An unidentified Russian, maybe a soldier, poses in a basic guard position. The car in the background and the scenery could place this image in the Stalinist era. The foil guard is particularly interesting: It is oversized and looks home-made… an indication that this picture was taken during a period still plagued by post-war shortages.

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