Given some CCF members’ recent foray into Baton de Joinville, I thought this image would be appropriate. As is the case with other diagrams previously posted on CCF, this appears to be from an illustrated dictionary or encyclopedia, circa 1915. However, the source was not cited when it was republished to the web.
The salute for la canne is interesting, as is the use of the cane for defense from street thugs (Apaches de Paris?) in illustration 25. I have found a dearth of information on baton, especially published in English; the bottom series are the best illustrations I have located to date.