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 spectators at the base of the Gudiberg ski jump.

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

Spectators near the landing hill of the Gudiberg Ski Jump. Many of the spectators sit in deck chairs while others stand, there are several buildings in the background.

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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