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Mathias Zdarsky's Bogen Ski Photo (Black & White or Sepia, 2 Sizes)
Vintage photo of Mathias Zdarsky's Bogen (Black & White or Sepia, 2 Sizes: 8 x 10 and 11 x 14 inches)


 
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Photograph of Mathias Zdarsky demonstrating a downhill method of skiing called the "Bogen", one of many modern alpine skiing techniques Zdarsky developed in 1905. These are print to order archival, museum-quality giclee prints perfect for framing and display. Available in two sizes: 8 x 10 and 11 x 14 inches, plus black & white or sepia.
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Mathias Zdarsky's "Bogey" Vintage Ski Photo

Decorate your home or office with our archival photo reproductions of Mathias Zdarsky demonstrating a downhill method of skiing called the "Bogey". One of many modern Alpine skiing techniques Zdarsky developed in 1905. A 19th century Renaissance Man—and yes, eccentric—this Austrian’s extraordinary achievements were largely responsible for the sport we know today.

Mathias Zdarsky, was an early ski pioneer and is considered one of the founders of modern Alpine skiing technique. He was probably Austria's first ski instructor. He was also a teacher, painter and sculptor. In 1890 he developed a steel binding (the "Lilienfelder Stahlsohlenbindung"), which made steep mountain slopes and gate runs possible. Zdarsky felt the earlier bindings did not hold the foot firmly enough, and so he designed binding with a strong, sprung, steel sole, which is the basis of modern ski bindings. As in the earlier Norwegian skiing, he used only one ski pole. Unlike today, the skier steered by using their elbows.

In January 1905, Zdarsky demonstrated the first steep downhill descent. To show the superiority of his ski technology, he skied the "Breite Ries" at Schneeberg, Austria. On 19 March 1905 he organized the first alpine ski race. This had 24 participants. Zdarsky won, making him the first winner of an official ski race. However the event attained little attention beyond ski enthusiasts, so in 1922 the Englishman Arnold Lunn invented the shorter, but more difficult slalom race, which had greater appeal.

During his lifetime nobody suspected Zdarsky had created the basis for a popular sport, and he was considered something of an eccentric inventor. Zdarsky is also thought to be the inventor of the bivouac sack. Mount Zdarsky in Antarctica is named for him. Each piece is printed on our state-of-the-art Epson printers, and shipped within 24 hours in a 3 inch tube to avoid compression.
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  • Available in two sizes: 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches.

  • Choice of black & white or sepia.

  • Archival-quality Giclee print on semi-matte paper

  • Adds instant character to your lodge décor.

  • Made in the USA


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