The 2018 Winter Olympics are underway! I have been watching in amazement and wonder at all of the incredible athletes, including 19 New Yorkers, competing in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. With that in mind, I dug up some photographs of Brooklynites enjoying winter sports. The photo of the week depicts a man skiing in Prospect Park in the mid-1920s.
This photograph comes from the Prospect Park lantern slide collection comprised of 91 lantern slides dating from 1886 to 1929. The slides show Prospect Park from the time of construction to the 1920s and include images of park activities such as group recreation, sports, gatherings; statues and monuments; and horticulture and holiday displays.
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