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School calisthenics & outdoor exercise (1899)

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When photographer Frances “Fannie” Benjamin Johnston — one of the earliest American female photographers/photojournalists — visited Washington DC schools in 1899, she captured more than a hundred images, including these five photos of schoolchildren fitting in time for fitness.

Young boys and girls learning to dance

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Older kids practicing moves

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Morning stretches

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