He fought, and desperately, thrusting at the empty air.
Maurice Greiffenhagen, from Montezuma’s daughter, by Henry Rider Haggard, London, 1893.
Chess game gone bad…..
Two Women Fencing, 1891. (Unidentified Photographer)
It was all taken care of as gentlemanly as could be.
Oswaldo Tofani, from Les mystères de Paris (The Mysteries of Paris) vol. 1, by Eugène Süe, Paris, 1880.
From Paris in 1805… I so want a stool like this! Goes with the swords!
Overly manly man with his less known younger brother. Now with rapiers!
[Fencing class. Saint-Petersburg, 1907]