1820 – Illustration showing military exercises on skis, soldiers using a single pole, for propulsion and to steady their aim

1820 - Illustration showing military exercises on skis, soldiers using a single pole, for propulsion and to steady their aim

1820 – Illustration showing military exercises on skis, soldiers using a single pole, for propulsion and to steady their aim, from Arthur De Capel Brooke’s A Winter in Lapland and Sweden, about 1820. Reproduced in The Ski-Runner, E. C. Richardson, 1909, 35