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A feature on the Italian fencer, Pini, whom the author, Gustave de Lafreté, credits with helping to popularize the sport. Describing Pini as having the flexibility, speed, and strength of a panther, de Lafreté covers Pini’s achievements as an athlete…

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Postcard with photograph of fencers receiving instruction inside a Salle d’armes at Ecole Normale Militaire de Gymnastique et d'Escrime.

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Newspaper article about the fencing school of Anthime Spinnewyn with descriptions of the salle d'armes, notable students (including Maurice Maeteilinck, Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist), school culture, and Spinnewyn's technique and teaching…
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