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Identifier: P0093

Title: Souvenir of the 27th National Festival of the North American Gymnastic Union Viewbook

Description: "Illustrated Souvenir of the 27th National Festival of the North American Gymnastic Union, Nordamerikanische Turnerbund and the City of St. Louis Missouri" is a viewbook published under the auspices of the Central Committee by the Western Engraving Company. This 32-page viewbook was produced for the festival, which was held from May 6-9, 1897 in St. Louis at Exposition Hall and Meramec Highlands with excursions to other local sites. It contains photographic pictures of buildings and participants in exercises and gymnastic competitions. One postcard from the 1908 Bundestagsatzung of the Nordamerikanischen Turnerbund in Chicago is included. 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; O.E. Ruther; Karl Heckrich; O. Ernst; W.G. Retzer; D. Osterheld; Emil Woerner; August H. Mugge (or Muegge); G. Wittich; Louis E. Kittlaus; F.W. Froehlich; Otto H. Boettger; Albert Nathan; A.E. Kindervater; 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; 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; (more).

Rights: UND


Dates: 1897

Type(s): Collection




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