Friedrich Ludwig Jahn

Catalog No. 1337

Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

Text:
“Gut Heil!”
(Good health!)
“Kraft u. Gewandtheit, ein stark’ Geschlecht,
ehrend was groß u. edel u. recht,
das pflegt die Turnkunst, u.’s Vaterland spricht:
Schwächling u. Feigling, sie dienen mir nicht!”

(Power and agility, a strong race,
honoring what is important and excellent and just,
this is cultivated by gymnastics, and the fatherland says:
weaklings and cowards don’t serve me!)

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

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

     
     
RM 1337
RM 1337

 
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