Gymnastics Symbols

Catalog No. 874

Pottery or stoneware, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

“Gut Heil”
(Good health)
“Frisch, Fromm, Fröhlich, Frei!”
(Fresh, Pious, Happy, Free!)
“Wollt ihr leben ohne Klage,
so turnet fleisig alle Tage.”

(If you want to live without complaints,
then do gymnastics every day.)

The second text string (Frisch, Fromm, Fröhlich, Frei!) is the motto representing a movement begun by Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (1778-1852), or “Turnvater Jahn” (pictured on the right side), who is credited with responsibility for organizing the first gymnastics clubs (Turn Vereine) in Germany during the early 19th century.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $75-$100
Ltd-color: $60-$80

MG 874
MG 874

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