Check Out This Vintage Photograph of NYU Students Fencing On the Roof in 1929

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Fencing practice on the roof of one of the University buildings, January 1929

If you thought sword fighting wasn’t exciting enough, try it on the roof. In this vintage photograph from 1929, the New York University fencing team practices on the rooftop. Especially brave are the four duelists on the edge, beyond the railing.

The Judson Church tower and construction of the apartment on Washington Square West/Macdougal Street can also be seen in the backdrop. Check out the NYU archives for more neat university related vintage photographs.

Joshua Mu

Joshua Mu

Contributing Writer

When he is not attempting to hustle the hustlers of Central Park, Joshua enjoys exploring the depths of what New York has to offer. He one day hopes to pilot a drone without immediately crashing it.

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