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A performance by members of the Madison Turnverein, 1939

Madison Turnverein

The turnverein movement was brought to Wisconsin by German immigrants. Turnerbund, or gynastics, was a popular form of physical exercise among German Turners who sought to make physical education a part of all American schools. In this image, men and women from the Madison Turnverein perform a circle formation.

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Related Topics: Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
The Rise of Professional Sports
Creator: McVicar, Angus B.
Pub Data: 31 May 1939. Wisconsin Historical Images. (Whi 14400)
Citation: McVicar, Angus B. "Madison Turnverein." (31 May 1939). Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 4/24/2014
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