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Illustrated Souvenir of the 27th National Festival of the North American Gymnastic Union, Nordamerikanische Turnerbund and the City of St. Louis

Central Committee of the Nord. Am. Turnerbund (Ed.)

Published by Western Engraving Company, St. Louis, 1897
Condition: g+ to vg Soft cover
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Oblong quarto (6 3/4 x 10 3/8"). 63, [1]pp. Original string bound illustrated wrappers. This 64-page photobook was published as a souvenir for the 27th National Gymnastic Festival, which was held from May 6-9, 1897 in St. Louis, Mo. The sportive event was held at Exposition Hall and Meramec Highlands, and included excursions to other local sites. The book contains photogravures (pp. 5-25, and 64) and b/w photographic reproductions (pp. 26-63) of buildings and participants in exercises and gymnastic competitions. Subjects include: St. Louis riverfront; St. Louis Union Station; St. Louis City Hall; Exposition Building and Music Hall; Olive Street; Hotels; Fair Grounds; Fairgrounds Park race track, club house, grand stand, and amphitheater; Forest Park; Northwest Turner hall and Liederkranz Hall; Social Turner Hall; St. Louis Turner Hall; Germania Turner Hall; Carondelet Turner Hall; West St. Louis Tuner Hall; Southwest St. Louis Turner Hall; Rock Springs Turner Hall; North St. Louis Turner Hall; South St. Louis Turner Hall; Turnhalle; Gymnastic teachers; Members of the central committee: Heinrich Braun, Albert Riedinger, Charles Noll, Ed. O. Harrs, Louis Becker, William A. Stecher, Carl Bonfig, Alex Heidemann, A.W. Straub, Hugo Muench, H.W. Ocker, Dr. Armand Ravold, Herman Ruppelt, Phil Steller, J.E. Cremer, Hy Falkenheimer, William Ahrens, Mazzini Kruer, E.G. Winter, F.A. Wagenfuehr, and Dr. Hugo M. Starkloff; Westliche Post building decorated for the festival; Parades; Mass group exercises with flags, dumbbells, rings, clubs and wands; Exercises with vaulting horses and parallel bars; Foot races; Acrobatic formations; Wrestling; High jump; Pole vaulting; Fencing; Public school children; Meramec Highlands; Jefferson Barracks, and more.Minor and sporadic creasing, and faint foxing to wrappers. Closed tear along lower front joint. Slight water-staining along fore-edge of front cover. Text in English, captions in English and German. Wrappers in overall good to good+, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 41090

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Title: Illustrated Souvenir of the 27th National ...

Publisher: Western Engraving Company, St. Louis

Publication Date: 1897

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:g+ to vg

Edition: First edition.

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