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Postcard advertising the Bolognese Fencing Society's national tournament held from May 16th to 20th, 1900, with the patronage of the Count of Turin. Postmarked December 3, 1900 and addressed to Madame Laure Erard at the Hotel Bellevue in…

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Postcard sent on September 21, 1909 addressed to Miss Embry, French Instructor, in Institute, West Virginia. Front depicts two West Point cadets wearing plastrons, masks, and fencing gloves and practicing or fencing with foils. Indian clubs and other…

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Postcard from 1914 with an image of the salle d'armes of St. Maixent, home of the French l'École Militaire de l'Infanterie from 1881 to 1967, and the École Nationale des Sous-Officiers d'Active from 1963 to the current day.

A handwritten note on…

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Seated woman picking a heart off a branch of hearts and piercing it with a sword, causing it to bleed.


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Postcard with fencing scene and written joke: "Distinguished Foreigner (hero of a hundred duels): 'It is delightful, Mademoiselle. You English are a sporting nation.' Fair Member: 'So glad you are enjoying it. By the way, Monsieur le Marquis, have…

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Postcard featuring caricatures of fencers against a black background. "Escrime" printed in the top left and the signature of the artist "Fernel" in the bottom left.

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Postcard featuring a left handed female fencer thrusting to her opponent's chest, and specifically to a red heart on his jacket. Both fencers hold figure eight french foils, are on a red piste, and behind them on the wall are crossed swords and two…


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Postcard featuring a fencing instructor wearing a red mask and in a teacher's posture and a student in a blue mask on guard. An unmasked fencer waits in the background, and a wall of foils is to the right of the pair of fencers.

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French postcard depicting a fencing school, likely École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr due to the "Infanterie" title and the uniforms worn by two of the men in the image, particularly the red pants which were worn by students and graduates of…
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