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Calisthenics (c.1905)

A truly impressive exhibition of calisthenics from two teams of girls - perhaps an early talent contest?

Non-Fiction 1900 7 mins Silent


Two teams of girls perform exercises in strict unison while someone calls out instructions. We can see this from the odd glance to someone behind the camera, while their perfect timing suggests that there is some kind of beat or music. The girls are dressed in sensible clothes (at least by Edwardian standards), and their sashes and medallions might indicate they are winners of a contest.