YK0499 RARE GYMNASTIC CA. 1890

$500.00

Unsigned, 29×35”, ca. 1890

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Early letterpress poster celebrating Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, the father of modern gymnastics. This German poster also shows portraits of Karl Friedrich Friesen, Ernst Arndt, and Ernst Eiselen, all colleagues of Jahn’s secret quest for nationalism. Fascinating image memorializing a very complicated guy. Two, nearly invisible, repaired tears, overall quite clean and fresh, on linen.