Épée Fencer; France, c. 1900


Ready for bouting

Ready for bouting

Young French fencer…

This cabinet card depicts a bespectacled épée fencer from Berck-Place, a French seaside community in the Département of Pas-de-Calais. Mask and gear point at the turn of the last century as the date of origin. Other than most fencing postcards and pictures of the Belle Époque, we’re looking at a civilian, not a military fencer.


One response to “Épée Fencer; France, c. 1900

  1. Thanks for sharing this terrific cabinet card.

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