Monthly Archives: February 2009

Five Fencing Classics that deserve more views than they got

Épée fencer; France, c. 1890
Foil Fencers; Germany, c. 1920
Wrestling; Germany, c. 1550
Épée Fencer; France, c. 1900
Saber fencers; Italy, 1897

French Épée Gallery

Ready for bouting

Ready for bouting

Military fencing master

Military fencing master

Marseillais Maitre

Marseillais Maitre

 Épée gear and fencers…

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Épée Fencer; France, c. 1900

 

Ready for bouting

Ready for bouting

Young French fencer…

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Bayonet Exercise; USA, 1943

 

U.S. Bayonet Exercise

U.S. Bayonet Exercise

“Army life is fine…”

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Glima; Iceland, c. 1950

 

Icelandic Glima

Icelandic Glima

Viking Phys Ed…

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Saber fencers; Italy, 1897

Student and teacher

Student and teacher

“To my dear Uncle and Auntie…”

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Mensur; Germany, c. 1920

 

Anti-semitic Mensur cartoon

Anti-semitic Mensur cartoon

This humorous postcard from the  Weimar Republic loosely translates to “That’s a Mensur, too”

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Foil Fencers; Germany, c. 1920

 

The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties

Female foil fencing phalanx…

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Épée Duel; Italy, 1903

 

He did get some satisfaction

He did get some satisfaction

This Italian postcard was mailed in 1903 in Torino, Italy…

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Wrestling; Germany, c. 1550

 

Gefangen nemen" -- Taking prisoner

Gefangen nemen" -- Taking prisoner

Yet another wrestling move from the now-famous “Codex Amberger”…