ADORABLE TEENAGE GIRL DOING A SPLIT- GYMNAST OR DANCER (VINTAGE RPPC)

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This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of a teenage girl doing a split. She appears to be a gymnast or a dancer. A notation on the reverse of the  postcard identifies the girl as “Clara”. The postcard was published on Artura paper that was produced between 1908 and 1924.

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PORTRAIT OF AN ATHLETE IN BREMEN, GERMANY (CIRCA 1900)

This cabinet card photograph of a very fit and athletic looking young man. He was obviously a turn-of-the-century gym rat. He appears to be a wrestler, or perhaps a gymnast. He is wearing a medal received for some athletic accomplishment. The photographer was Georg Brems of Bremen, Germany.

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MALE ATHLETE IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA

This cabinet card photograph captures an athlete in an action pose from his sport. What is this young man’s sport? It is my belief that he is likely a wrestler. However, he could be a gymnast, boxer, track and field competitor, or some other type of athlete. The subject certainly appears fit and muscular. Perhaps a visitor to the Cabinet Card Gallery will be able to identify the athlete’s sport by his uniform and leave an informative comment. The photographer of this image is Rudolf Franzl (1877-1955) of Vienna, Austria.

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