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Illustration preceding the almanac entry "Deux Coup d'Épée du Chevalier de Malseigne" in the chapter "Octobre" depicting a 1788 duel in Lunéville (France) between le Chevalier Malseigne and le Marquis de V.continued in for former's hotel room for…

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Illustration preceding the almanac entry "Duel en Salle d'Armes" in the chapter "Mai" depicting a fencing match between Louis Ringal (left) and Octave de Bancas (right) interrupted by Maître d'Armes Vigeant (center).

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Isaac Lazarus Israëls was a Dutch painter associated with the Amsterdam Impressionism movement. This painting depicts an instructor teaching sabre to five students in a fencing school.

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Two renderings of Gil Elvgren's "Foil Proof" pin-up depicting a woman wearing lingerie and wielding a fencing sword while in mid lunge. A plastron with a red heart and a fencing mask are at her feet to her right. The larger rendering of this image…

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Bifold program for the "Le Contre de Septime" public assaults on April 8th, 1901 presented by a society of military and civilian fencing masters with the same name. Cover in the art nouveau style depicting a long-haired woman wearing a fencing glove,…

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Postcard sent to C.M. Holliday in Fultonville, New York in 1905. Front depicts a fencer holding a foil in a lunge with the caption "she never touched me" above her.

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French postcard with a photograph of the inside of a military fencing school. Two fencers can be seen fencing with sabres as three other fencers and three uniformed soldiers observe. Foils and fencing masks (both padded and unpadded) line the wall…

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1896 engraving titled "Le Tournoi International d'Escrime" published in the illustrated magazine "l'Illustration." Depicts an epee bout with onlookers at an international fencing tournament in Paris. The presence of an accompanying descriptive…

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Trade catalog detailing the Horstmann company's line of fencing equipment, including various types of foils, epees, sabres, rapiers, as well as masks, jackets, plastrons, and gloves.

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Cover of Harpers Weekly featuring an illustration by Harry Lemon Parkhurst depicting a fencer with foil in hand crossing blades with an unseen opponent.

A group of 12 fencers, 3 kneeling and 9 standing, posing in front of a camera (not pictured).

"Jul 22 1912" stamped on back.

"From the N.Y. Herald Syndicate" and "Olympic Fencing Team" stamped on back.

A group of 7 men posing for a photograph, the middle 5 (the American team) in fencing gear, during the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp.

Group L to R:
2nd: Harold Rayner
3rd: Henry Breckinridge
4th/Middle: Francis Honeycutt (Capt)
5th: Robert…

Two men fencing during the Italy vs USA (possibly Claiborne Jay Walker) match at the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium.

International News Photo stamp on back

Carmelo Merlo (Argentina) and Bino Bini (Italy) fencing sabre at the 1924 Olympics.

Sabre. Merlo. Italie. Bini Gabri (Arg) CI.COF 2702 [sic]

The caption contains an error. Carmelo Merlo represented Argentia at the 1924 Olympics…

4 members of the 1924 Belgium Fencing team. Charles Deplorte won gold in épée individual.

Translated: 1924 Olympic Games. Individual foil tournament. Belgium team. [Charles] Delporte Belgium olympic champion

L to R:
1: Léon Tom
2: Paul…

4 men representing Italy in the 1924 Olympics in Fencing.

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Group photograph of fencers while at the 1927 German fencing championships (Deutsche Fechtmeisterschaften). Inscription on the reverse has not been fully transcribed, though the individuals pictured are (from right to left): ??? (Leipzig), ???…

The French Fencing Team at the 1928 Olympics. Their cardigans feature the French Gallic Rooster. It's possible this is a photo of the epee team, who won silver at these games. Possible identifications from left to right are: Émile Cornic, Armand…

Athletes from Team USA representing every sport the US participated in during the 1928 Olympics. From left to right: Major Sloan Doak (equestrian), Frank Wykoff (track), Frank J. Kriz (gymnastics), John Weissmuller (swimming), H.L. Edwards…

A printed French advertisement for Byrrh, an aromatic wine apéritif, featuring two uniformed fencers. It depicts one fencer, sitting and exhausted, and the other, standing with the caption "Je vous offre un Byrrh...Et votre revanche" (I offer you a…
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