Skating with Bror Myer (1921)

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Delightful images from an illustrated guide to figure skating by Bror Myer, a Swedish champion in the art. Meyer felt the guide necessary as in “latter years the art of skating has made such rapid strides”. On his use of photography, he continues:

To facilitate an easy interpretation of the text, as well as to show more clearly the various movements, I decided, after great consideration, to illustrate the work by means of photographs taken with a Cinematograph.

For an earlier depiction of skating on ice see this French ice-skating manual from 1813, one of the very first devoted entirely to the sport.

Housed at: Internet Archive | From: Library of Congress
Underlying Work: PD US | Digital Copy: No Additional Rights
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