Gymnastics Symbols

Catalog No. 768R

Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

Text:
“Gut Heil!”
(Good health!)
“Frisch, fromm, fröhlich, frei,
der Reichthum Deutscher Turnerei.”

(Fresh, pious, happy, free,
the wealth of German gymnastics.)

The “4F” symbol in the central image represents a movement begun by Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (1778-1852), or “Turnvater Jahn”, who is credited with responsibility for organizing the first gymnastics clubs (Turn Vereine) in Germany during the early 19th century. The four Fs stand for “Frisch, Fromm, Fröhlich, Frei” (Fresh, Pious, Happy, Free).

See also No. 769T.

Price Ranges
Full-color: $90-$125
Ltd-color: $75-$100

     
     
MW 768R
MW 768R

 
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