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Gymnasts on Parallel Bars

An impressive eight-some performs some Victorian gymnastics for the camera.

Sport 1898 1 mins Silent


We know very little about the eight gymnasts in this film, beyond their obvious skill. Displays like this were popular subjects for early filmmakers and frequently advertised in their catalogues. Though the location and identities of the filmmaker and gymnasts remain elusive, this diligently framed film is a good example of its type.