The University of Pennsylvania Gymnastic Team, 1895

Posted on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 by John Wood

A look at The University of Pennsylvania Gymnastic Team — circa 1895 — when Indian clubs were clearly still a part of the program. The Captain, G. Howard Perkins, sits in the middle of the first row. Instructor W.B. Noble is the man in the suit in the back row.
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The Princeton Gymnastic Team, circa 1874

Posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 by John Wood

The Princeton Gymnastic Team, circa 1874, poses with large Indian Clubs and Dumbbells

A rare look at the the Princeton University Gymnastic Team of 1874. Obviously Indian Clubs were a big part of their training. The Captain and top performer, J.J. Chishom, is sitting in the middle holding the large club.