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The beginning of ski-jumping in America...

Item # 644680

February 02, 1893

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 2, 1893  A great issue for skiers as the full ftpg. shows: "Winter Sports in the West--Flying On Skis--Thorger Hemmestvedt's Great Jump of 103 Feet at Red Wing, Minnesota". Red Wing is the birthplace of America ski-jumping (see hyperlink).
Inside has an interesting full page: "Shall We Restrict Immigration? Specimen Types of Constantly Arriving Immigrants at Ellis Island" which is very timely for today. A fullpg: "Obsequies of the Late Ex-President Rutherford B. Hayes at Fremont, Ohio" "The Gambling Evil--Scenes in the Pool Rooms of New York", a photo of: "Ignace Paderewski, the Famous Pianist" and more.
Sixteen pages, great condition.

Category: Post-Civil War