Gymnastics Symbols

Catalog No. 769T

Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

“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. 768R.

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

MW 769T
MW 769T

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