Life at West Point - Fencing

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Title

Life at West Point - Fencing

Subject

Postcard

Description

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 gymnastic equipment can be seen in the background. This postcard is no. 2322 of a series and is titled "Life at West Point" with this description:

"Fencing, supplemented by single stick exercise and sabre duelling, constitutes one of the principal branches of gymnasium work at the Academy. It is especially desirable for a military officer, who, despite the waning use of the sword in all modern armies, may at any time be called upon to defend himself with an edged weapon."

On the face is a note in French to the adressee:
"Tout le journée, dimanche, je pairied [sic] et le soir je recois a th??et. Comprenez-vous? Au revoir, mon chere Mademouselle [sic]. Te verrai vous samedi. Te suis, monsieur, ????.

Creator

Waldon Fawcett

Date

1909

Contributor

Raphael Tuck & Sons (Publisher)

Rights

© Fencing Arms & Artifacts

Format

13.8 x 8.8 cm

Language

English, French

Type

Still Image

Identifier

2020.01.007

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Owner / Custodian

Loaned for digitization by Benjamin Bowles

Digitization Record

Digitized by Benjamin Bowles ; Cataloged by Benjamin Bowles

Collection

Citation

Waldon Fawcett, “Life at West Point - Fencing,” Fencing Arms & Artifacts, accessed February 20, 2024, https://fencingexhibit.com/items/show/101.

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