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Lantern Slide - Man holding Sled, Garmisch-Partenkirchen District, Germany, circa 1920s Image Reg. No: MM 44494

Summary:
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 Lantern Slide depicts a man standing in the snow holding a wooden sled and wearing a bib suggesting he is competing in a race. There is another image (MM 44449) of the same man 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 Internationale 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.
Description:
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. He is standing in the snow and holding a one person wooden sled with wooden runners and a rope for steering.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: tourism, trees, travel tourism, winter sports, sports, sporting competitions, snow, 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
Tertiary Classification: sledging
Format: Lantern Slide: Black & White; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Place & Date Depicted: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany, circa 1920s

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