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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.


Squad Tables

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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