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Working Women's Gymnastic Club, 1907

Courtesy, American Labor Museum

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These women, who were probably silk workers, were members of the women's division of the Arbeiter Turnverein, the Workers Gymnastic Club. A belief in physical fitness for women as well as men was strong in the Paterson German-American community, where men's and women's turnvereins were popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.



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