Friedrich Ludwig Jahn

Catalog No. 1337

Pottery, relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.

�Gut Heil!�
(Good health!)
�Kraft u. Gewandtheit, ein stark� Geschlecht,
ehrend was gro� u. edel u. recht,
das pflegt die Turnkunst, u.�s Vaterland spricht:
Schw�chling 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, Fr�hlich, Frei� (Fresh, Pious, Happy, Free).

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RM 1337
RM 1337

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