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Lantern Slide - Man in Sled Race, Garmisch-Partenkirchen District, Germany, circa 1920s Reg. No: MM 44449
- One of 35 black and white Lantern Slides depicting images of places and people taken in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen district in Bavaria, Germany, circa 1920s. This slide depicts a man on a wooden sled with the bib suggesting he is competing in a race.
Sleds were first used by Vikings about 800BC, with the first international sled competition being held in 1883 in Davos, Switzerland with an Australian student and Swiss mailman tying for first place. In 1913 the Internationaler Schlittensportverband (International Sled Sport Federation) was founded by Austria, Germany and Switzerland in Dresden, Germany, with the first European Championships being held the following year in Reichenberg.
- Standard format (3¼ x 3¼ inch square) lantern slide, comprising black & white photograph printed on glass with black paper edging under a protective glass cover plate.
- Description Of Content:
- Man in long pants, a jacket, gloves, boots, a cap and wearing a bib with the number 23, on a one person wooden sled with wooden runners and a rope for steering.
|Tagged with:||tourism, travel tourism, winter sports, sports, sporting competitions, snow, tobogganing, sledges, luge, sledge racing, lantern slides|
|Themes this item is part of:||Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection|
|Primary Classification:||RECREATION & TOURISM|
|Secondary Classification:||Alpine Activities|
|Format:||Lantern Slide: Black & White; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany, circa 1920s|