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The Clock of Health: 1923

The Clock of Health: 1923

Washington, D.C., circa 1923. "Training table, Eastern High School." Our second look at these young ladies. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

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Washington Post, December 21, 1924.
by Dorothy E. Greene.

Well-Trained Staff Directs Activities

The staff of the physical education department at Eastern is a group of well trained women who believe that athletics should serve not only their obvious purposes of wholesome recreation but also as a vital and telling force in building toward qualities of character and citizenship, and above all toward sound national health. …

All competition at Eastern is intra-mural because it is believed that confining contests to the school reduces to a minimum the dangers resulting from competitive sports. … Eastern has seventeen basketball teams: six freshman, directed by Miss Fosdick, six sophomore, under Miss Woodin, and three junior and two senior teams, coached by Miss Stockett. …

An interesting development in the game is the training table which the domestic science department runs in the cafeteria of the school. A model menu and foods barred are posted each day on the board and a hostess presides at each squad table to make suggestions on rules of nutrition.

The first look is a long way back in the Shorpy archives at Girls' Training Table: 1923.

Poster Girls

Could we please have a larger view of the posters on the column? I love ephemera like that.

[Click to enlarge. - Dave]

Thanks! My diet is apparently dangerously deficient in things with whipped cream and a cherry on top.

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