Snow shoe race on grass

#Picture Number SP110

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a snow shoe race. Two men, wearing caps, sports shirts and breeches, and hampered by large snow shoes, cross the finishing line of a grass course, watched by a large crowd. This event took place at a sports and athletics gathering at Crystal Palace in 1867. A newspaper report said that ‘it afforded much amusement to the spectators’.