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 the spectators at a ski jumping competition in flight, he wears a bib and there are crowds lining the sides of the jump and landing hill suggesting he is competing.
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 lining the landing hill of the Gudiberg ski jump. There is a skier about a third of the way down the hill who appears to have just landed.
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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Lantern Slide, Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.), Black & White
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