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Three women toboganning in bathing suits

Welcome the University of Washington Libraries Digital Collection to The Commons!

They join The Commons with a special treat in honor of the Olympics: Winter Sports! They’ve got all the great sports from curling to hockey to dog sled teams (huskies, anyone?) to toboggans galore. These historic photos from the Pacific Northwest showcase the athletic prowess of former champions; some are quite whimsical, too.

Skier traveling past Coleman Creek and Camp Kizer, Mount Baker

Renzoni and Regina hockey teams posed with their equipment in front of the Dawson Amateur Athletic Association building

Skier making a cornice jump near Edith Creek, Mount Rainier

W.E. Priestley in parka with snowshoes and dogs, Yukon River  Ski Champion Ben Woods on skis  Ken Syverson on skis at Paradise Park, Mount Rainier

Curling team sitting around trophies, Dawson, Yukon Territory

Woman in bathing suit at edge of stream near Paradise Glacier ice cave, Mount Rainier National Park

Take a break from Olympic coverage by checking out their fabulous winter images; these images have No Known Copyright Restrictions and are waiting for you to comment, annotate, and tag.

Photos from the University of Washington Libraries Digital Collection.

Posted by Cris Stoddard
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