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Photos From The Past: A Look At Children's P.E. Classes From 1895 to 1937

1800s | October 24, 2015

Children's P.E. classes used to be elaborate.

 
German children exercise in the snow, 1927

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Photo: A. & E. FRANKL/ULLSTEIN BILD/GETTY IMAGES

 
Boys work out with dumbbells in a gymnasium, 1895

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Photo: HULTON ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES

 
Students at Western High School, Washington, D.C. perform exercises, 1899

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Photo: UNIVERSAL HISTORY ARCHIVE/UIG/GETTY IMAGES

 
German students hang from exercise bars, c. 1900

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Photo: WIECZOREK/ULLSTEIN BILD/GETTY IMAGES

 
Children do push-ups on a beach as a crowd looks on, c. 1900

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Photo: ULLSTEIN BILD/GETTY IMAGES

 
Students exercise with hoops at Lavender Hill Girls School in London, 1906

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Photo: LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVES/HERITAGE IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES

 
Students perform exercises at Buckingham Street School in London, 1906

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Photos: LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVES/HERITAGE IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES

 
Students at Montem Street School in London perform exercise routines, 1906

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Photo: LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVES/HERITAGE IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES

 
Crawford Street School students in London perform exercises, 1906

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Photos: LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVES/HERITAGE IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES

 
Students perform exercises at Wilton Road School in London, 1907

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Photo: LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVES/HERITAGE IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES

 
Students at Alma Boys School in London perform exercises, 1908

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Photo: LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVES/HERITAGE IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES

 
Children in Germany perform exercises, 1910

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Photo: BERLINER ILLUSTRATIONS GESELLSCHAFT/ULLSTEIN BILD/GETTY IMAGES

 
A child exercising on parallel bars, 1910

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Photo: ULLSTEIN BILD/GETTY IMAGES

 
Four-year-olds participate in exercises at a school in Czechoslovakia, c. 1930

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Photo: KEYSTONE VIEW/FPG/GETTY IMAGES

 
Japanese children follow exercise instructions over radio in a public park, 1936

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Photo: ARGUSPHOT/ULLSTEIN BILD/GETTY IMAGES

H/T Mashable

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