A Gymnast from Monmouth - c. 1895

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A Gymnast from Monmouth - Harnish

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A student gymnast from Oregon State Normal School in Monmouth (now Western Oregon University) poses for a studio portrait taken by Scio photographer Clinton Harnish. Founded as Monmouth University in 1856, the school became a "normal school", or state-sponsored teachers college, in 1882. Competitive gymnastics were growing in popularity at the time this photo was created, and were included as one of 43 sports in the first "modern" Olympic Games, held in Athens in 1896. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0568
Photographer Clinton S. Harnish
Location Monmouth, Polk County
Subject Portraits, Sports
Decade 1890s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Medium-size Print
Size of Original 3.9 x 5.5 inches
Photographer's Number No