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The author discusses the new salle d’armes of the Cercle de l’Escrime, soon to open on rue Volney in Paris. Founded in 1883, the Cercle de l’Escrime established its first salle d’armes on rue Taitbout, where, among others, renowned master Hottelet,…

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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 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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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…

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4 men representing Italy in the 1924 Olympics in Fencing.

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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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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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First in a series of fencer vignettes, this one highlighting Maître d'Armes Louis Mérignac preparing to give a lesson.

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Season summary of fencing meetings and competitions mainly in French provincial cities (Lyon, Lille, Dijon, Bordeaux, Evian, Longjumeau, Étretat, Langrune, Tréport, Paramé, Boulogne, and Saint-Malo) but also in Ostend (Belgium) and London (England).

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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 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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Drawings of individual fencers and assaults at the Grand Assault of Arms on March 26th, 1882. This page was separated from remainder of the periodical; the transcript of the accompanying article was found in the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

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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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