AFLA Awards by Robert Stoll

awardsbyROBERTSTOLL1913s.jpg Robert Stoll was the official supplier to the AFLA in its early days and generously donated many perennial awards to our organization.

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AFLA Awards: Eddy Cup and 3 Weapon Shield

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AFLA Awards: Thompson British American

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AFLA Treasurers: Leo Sobel and Peter Tishman

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Leo Sobel and Peter Tishman AFLA Treasurers, on the cover of American Fencing Magazine, July 1969

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Executive Director: Carla-Mae Richards

CARLAMAEFESTAinBOSTONsm.jpg Carla-Mae Festa (later to become Carla-Mae Richards) was the New England Foil Champion but grabbed national fame as the hugely effective Executive Director of US Fencing. She will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in the summer of '08 in San Jose, California.

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Fencing articles from 1902 by Edward Breck

Two articles from 1902 by Edward Breck: "Introduction to Fencing", and "The Foil: The outfit".

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Midwest Fencing Championships, 1957

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Midwest Fencing Championships, Minneapolis Minnesota
May 4 and 5, 1957

 

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NAC Officials Bob Edgington & Jon Moss

EDGINGTONandMOSS2.jpg Bob Edgington and Jon Moss officiating at a NAC.
photo by Andy Shaw

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New York Fencers Club at Windsor Arcade

Photo of Windsor Arcade on Fifth Avenue between 46th and 47th streets.  The New York Fencers club resided here from around 1903 - 1912.
Photo from Museum of the City of New York

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O'Connor, Tatham, Nadal, Van Zo Post, 1891

OCONNORtathamNADALpost1891B.jpg William Scott O'Connor, Charles Tatham, C. C. Nadal, and Albertson Van Zo Post (seated)

 

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U.S.F.A - a new name, a new direction

By Carla-Mae Richards

The past year has seen a change in direction with establishment of the North American circuit of events. This circuit was established to achieve a critically important goal—that of providing our top fencers with stronger competition throughout the season beyond fencing one another in a “closed event”. Why? It was done to provide a sounder base by which we could select our best fencers to represent the U.S. in major national events: World Championships, Pan-American games and Olympic Games.

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AFLA Awards: 1923 Sabre Shield and Cup

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AFLA Awards: Stoll Trophy and Stoll Cup

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AFLA Schedule of Events 1900

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Drexel Biddle, AJ


Anthony J. Drexel Biddle Jr., a frequent donor and supporter of fencing.

 

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Fencers' Club Ledger

This  Ledger of The Fencers Club, New York c. 1896-1910;  was purchased from Sanctuary Books in Manhattan.

 

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Latzko, Bill

Bill and his wife, Connie personally ran US Fencing from their home in West New York, NJ

 

More about the A.F.L.A. 1954

American Fencing Magazine, 1954: More about the A.F.L.A
article by Jose R. de Capriles

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New York Athletic Club Stars: Charles Bothner, Rudolph Haubold & Georges Kavanagh

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New York Athletic Club Stars: Charles G. Bothner, Rudolph Haubold & Georges Kavanagh

 

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New York Turn-Verein 100th Anniversary

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By Dernell Every

The Fencing Section of the New York Turn-Verein, first organized in 1850, is the oldest fencingclub in New York City and probably in the country. In celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year it will act as a host to a special AFLA competition for which it will supply medals and a suitable plaque.

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St. Gaudens, Augustus

Famous sculptor Augustus St. Gaudens was an early member of the NY Fencer's Club

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Veteran's Award to Keane

KEANE1968winsVETERANSaward2.jpgOn April 7th the Club’s highest athletic honor, the Veterans Award, will be presented to Fencing Chairman Jack Keane. A former football player, Jack began fencing instruction with Maestro Niederkirchner in 1957. So remarkable was his natural aptitude that he made the finals in the national foil championship in 1958. In 1960 and 1961 he gained the Metropolitan three weapon crown. Then in '62 he "switched blades," and specialized in saber. His progress in saber has been meteoric: he 'was a finalist in the 1964 Olympic Trials  ; in '66 he placed second in the Hungarian Outdoor Championships ; and in '67 he took the Pan Am gold medal. Jack will be the first fencer ever honored by the Veterans.

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