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.

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 and a hat.

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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