"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in 1895-1937

"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in 1895-1937

Categories: Children | History | Sport

Many of us remember our Soviet physical education lessons — rope, horse, skiing... that's all. And how the world followed the physical development of the younger generation at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries — see our material.

"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in 1895-1937

Physical education of children has always been one of the central issues in the field of education. In those days, classes were treated with high seriousness and responsibility. The lessons were conducted in a strict and organized atmosphere, and each lesson was varied. The children grew up hardened and physically developed. Still, they did not have the abundance of medicines in pharmacies that we have now, and they were much less ill. Most of the photos were taken in Washington, Germany, and London. Let's see how it was.

"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in 1895-1937

1. German children are engaged in the snow, 1927. (A. & E. Frankl / Ullstein Bild / Getty Images)

"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in 1895-1937

2. Boys are engaged with dumbbells in the gymnasium, 1895. (Hulton Archive / Getty Images)

"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in 1895-1937

3. Classes at Western High School in Washington, 1899. (Universal History Archive / UIG / Getty Images)

"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in 1895-1937

4. German schoolgirls are engaged on the horizontal bar, circa 1900. (Wiec­zorek / Ull­stein Bild / Get­ty Images)

"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in 1895-1937

5. Push-ups on the beach under the eyes of the crowd, circa 1900. (Ullstein Bild / Getty Images)

"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in 1895-1937

6. Hoop exercises, Lavender Hill Girls ' School, London, 1906. (Lon­don Met­ro­pol­i­tan Archives / Her­itage Images / Get­ty Images)

"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in 1895-1937

7. Pupils of Buckingham Street School, London, 1906. (Lon­don Met­ro­pol­i­tan Archives / Her­itage Images / Get­ty Images)

"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in 1895-1937

8. Pupils of Montem Street School, London, 1906. (Lon­don Met­ro­pol­i­tan Archives / Her­itage Images / Get­ty Images)

"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in 1895-1937

9. Pupils of Buckingham Street School, London, 1906. (Lon­don Met­ro­pol­i­tan Archives / Her­itage Images / Get­ty Images)

"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in 1895-1937

10. Classes at Crawford Street School, London, 1906. (Lon­don Met­ro­pol­i­tan Archives / Her­itage Images / Get­ty Images)

"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in 1895-1937

11. Classes at Crawford Street School, London, 1906. (Lon­don Met­ro­pol­i­tan Archives / Her­itage Images / Get­ty Images)

"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in 1895-1937

12. Pupils of Wilton Road School, London, 1907. (Lon­don Met­ro­pol­i­tan Archives / Her­itage Images / Get­ty Images)

"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in 1895-1937

13. Pupils of Alma School for boys, London, 1908. (Lon­don Met­ro­pol­i­tan Archives / Her­itage Images / Get­ty Images)

"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in 1895-1937

14. Children in class in Germany, 1910. (Berliner Illustrations Gesellschaft / Ullstein Bild / Getty Images)

"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in 1895-1937

15. Classes on uneven bars, 1910. (Ullstein Bild / Getty Images)

"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in 1895-1937

16. German children are engaged in the snow, 1927. (A. & E. Frankl / Ullstein Bild / Getty Images)

"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in 1895-1937

17. German children are engaged in the snow, 1927. (A. & E. Frankl / Ullstein Bild / Getty Images)

"Retrophizra»: how physical education classes were held in 1895-1937

18. Four-year-olds at a school in Czechoslovakia, 1930. (Keystone View / FPG / Getty Images)

19. Japanese children are engaged in a radio program in the park, 1936. (Argusphot / Ullstein Bild / Getty Images)

Keywords: Sports | History | School | Retro | Children | 19th century | Physical education | Lessons

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