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First in a two-part series on fencing in America, from it's early days up to the date of publication. Includes details on notable schools, clubs, instructors and fencers as well as the Amateur Fencers League of America, the difficulties of judging…

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Postcard with photograph from the Ecole Normale Militaire de Gymnastique et d'Escrime at Joinville-le-Pont. A group of soldiers on laundry duty pose for a photo as two men in the foreground wring out a wet garment.

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Postcard with photograph from the Ecole Normale Militaire de Gymnastique et d'Escrime at Joinville-le-Pont. Soldiers in uniform walk through the streets of Camp de Saint-Maur after a meal.

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Postcard with photograph from the Ecole Normale Militaire de Gymnastique et d'Escrime at Joinville-le-Pont. A group of soldiers in uniform share a meal at the dining hall.

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Postcard with photograph from the Ecole Normale Militaire de Gymnastique et d'Escrime at Joinville-le-Pont. A group of soldiers in uniform pose for a photo outside the barracks and wash house.

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Postcard with photograph from the Ecole Normale Militaire de Gymnastique et d'Escrime at Joinville-le-Pont. A group of staff and soldiers in uniform are shown gathered around two tables outside the cafeteria.

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Postcard with photograph from the Ecole Normale Militaire de Gymnastique et d'Escrime at Joinville-le-Pont. A group of men in white uniforms (La Corvée de Quartier) clean the street at Camp de Saint-Maur, sweeping and shoveling debris into a…

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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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Postcard with photograph from the Ecole Normale Militaire de Gymnastique et d'Escrime at Joinville. Labeled as “Division d’Escrime” taken at Camp de St-Maur. In the photograph you can see fencers fencing sabre. The fencer on the right is seen…

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Postcard with photograph from the Ecole Normale Militaire de Gymnastique et d'Escrime at Joinville-le-Pont. Taken at Camp de St-Maur labeled as “Une Poule a I’Epee." A crowd watches two epee fencers as a director holds their points together prior to…

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Postcard with photograph from the Ecole Normale Militaire de Gymnastique et d'Escrime at Joinville-le-Pont. Taken at Camp de St-Maur. Even though the postcard is labeled as “Assaut de Fleuret,” the group of fencers in this photograph are fencing with…

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Postcard with photograph from the Ecole Normale Militaire de Gymnastique et d'Escrime at Joinville-le-Pont. Taken at Camp de St-Maur and labeled with "Escrime au Fleuret." A crowd watches three pairs of fencers. The two fencers in for foreground are…

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Postcard with a photograph from the Ecole Normale Militaire de Gymnastique et d'Escrime at Joinville. Labeled as “Un Examen de Sabre” taken at Camp de St-Maur. Two instructors are observing two fencers, presumably mid-examination. The fencer on the…

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Fencing provost diploma for Monsieur Antoine Louis Dusautoir, soldier of the 20e Battalion de chasseurs à pied. Issued by the Ecole Normale Militaire de Gymnastique at Joinville-le-Pont. Signed by members of the exam jury:Hottelet, le Sergent Major…

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Article on an amateur and professional fencing tournament in Limoges, France. The tournament for both foil and épée drew competitors from France, Italy, and Belgium. Controversy arose as some of the professional jury's decisions led to protests and…

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