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Abbott, Alice J.


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Alice J. Abbott Gymnasium Exercise Book

Identifier: MSS 0225
Scope and Contents This is a hand written exercise lesson book from the Allen Gymnasium and College of Gymnastics in Boston, dated 1891.The book belonged to Alice J. Abbott and details three years of exercise programs. Entries give highly specific instructions for a vast variety of exercises including free movements, pulley weights, bean bags, breathing, breast bars, wooden dumbbells, iron dumbbells, marching and high parallel bars. Step by step instructions for properly executing each exercise are listed, as...
Dates: 1891; Other: Date acquired: 2004 December 13