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 ski jumper in flight, he wears a bib and there are crowds lining the sides of the jump and landing hill suggesting he is competing. It is probable this image depicts the ski jump at Gudiberg.

In the 1920s there were ski jumping hills on Kochelberg, Gudiberg and Hausberg, which all surrounded the towns of Garmisch and Partenkirchen. Since 1921 the Ski-Club Partenkirchen has hosted a New Year's ski jumping competition. The ski jump on Gudiberg was modernized in 1933 for the 1936 Winter Olympics, with the first competition on the new hill on 5 February 1934 drawing a crowd of about 5,000 spectators.

Description of Content

Ski jumper in flight, he is dressed in long pants, a jacket, a hat and a bib. There are crowds lining the ski jump and the landing hill.

Physical 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.

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