in Wisconsin History
A performance by members of the Madison Turnverein, 1939
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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|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: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1176; Visited on: 3/5/2015|