https://youtu.be/H3F8_7yZhQc From Benjamin Bowles’ YouTube channel: “Classical foil fencing bout between Maître d’Armes Cecil Longino (right) of Salle Saint-Georges in Seattle, Washington, and & Maestro de Armas Antone Blair (left) of Destreza Pacifica in Arcata, California. This bout was during the public opening and exhibition for the 19th Century Fencing Weapons and Memorabilia Exhibit on … Continue reading Classical Fencing Masters Fencing French Foil
On this last day of Women's History Month, it is fitting that we examine how many women in the United States were introduced to fencing in the early Twentieth Century. In 1917, Mary C. Morgan edited a volume...
Bryn Mawr Fencers with Foils and Masks, 1927.Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections.Courtesy VintageSevenSisters on Tumblr. Bryn Mawr College is one of the original Seven Sisters colleges, selective colleges created to provide women with the same caliber of education found at the then men-only Ivy League colleges. All of the Seven Sisters were founded between … Continue reading Bryn Mawr Fencers, 1927
Several women and few men fence at the Swords Club, 1936. Photograph by Sam Hood.Collection of State Library of New South Wales.