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Team of Gymnasts
Daguerreotype, 1/2 plate
Courtesy of Larry Gottheim - Be-Hold (50 / 6)
Seven bearded young men pose in their athletic attire. One holds a dumbbell. In the back row two others also show their arms - one holds the back of his head, one his chin. The similar beards and hairstyles show us an ideal of athleticism in this period around 1850.