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Exhibition "Estonian sport in old photographs"

21.10.2011 - 31.01.2012

Estonian Embassy together with the Museum of Sports and Tourism is very happy to invite you to the opening of the exhibition „Estonian sport in old photographs“

Friday, October 21, 2011 at 18.00.

The opening will be accompanied by several attractions – artistic program, degustation, prizes drawing.

Address: Muzeum Sportu i Turystyki in Warsaw
The Olympic Center
4 Wybrzeże Gdyńskie Str.

67 black and white photographs from the turn of 19 and 20 century show wrestlers, weightlifters, boxers nowadays considered to be pioneers of the Estonian sports. They are one of the most frequent themes in the presented pictures which emphasize how popular the disciplines were at that time among professionals as well as amateurs. Other photos show track and field, team sports, aquatics, artistic gymnastics, and the whole gamut of winter sports. The photographs are the unique example of beginnings of the contemporary sports – one of the most important social phenomena of the 20th century. The photographs come from the collection of the Estonian Museum of Sports and they were taken by professional photographers as well as by amateurs.

More information on: http://www.muzeumsportu.waw.pl/,

http://www.kultura.eesti.pl/index.php?go=wydarzenia&strona=1000161  

The exhibition will be opened until January 31, 2012.

 Estonian sport in old photographs

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