Girls in Bloomers Exercising, 1899

Girls in Bloomers Exercising, 1899

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Caption: Girls in bloomers exercising in a gymnasium, Western High School, Washington, D.C., circa 1899. Catherine Beecher was a significant contributor to the history of physical education in America. She devised fitness programs to meet the needs of women. Among her many different programs was a system of calisthenics performed to music.

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