The Snow Flyer | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

The Snow Flyer

The Snow Flyer | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Winter scene with Harold O. Hornburg of Hartland, Wisconsin, who stated that "he is standing on the front of the machine with his hands on his hips. His buddy, Allen D. Wilde (behind with his arm resting on the top of the machine), also from Hartland, and another unidentified friend, made this vehicle as a recreational venture from a Model T Ford chassis (like an early snowmobile), and attempted to get to Milwaukee during a heavy snowfall. They did."<p>Described in an ad from the Mission House (now Lakeland College Spectrum), 1929, as The Snow Flyer, made by The Snow Flyer Corp., New Holstein, Wisconsin.</p>
DESCRIPTION
Winter scene with Harold O. Hornburg of Hartland, Wisconsin, who stated that "he is standing on the front of the machine with his hands on his hips. His buddy, Allen D. Wilde (behind with his arm resting on the top of the machine), also from Hartland, and another unidentified friend, made this vehicle as a recreational venture from a Model T Ford chassis (like an early snowmobile), and attempted to get to Milwaukee during a heavy snowfall. They did."

Described in an ad from the Mission House (now Lakeland College Spectrum), 1929, as The Snow Flyer, made by The Snow Flyer Corp., New Holstein, Wisconsin.

RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:49479
Creation Date:circa 1925
Creator Name:Taylor, J. Robert
City:Milwaukee
County:Milwaukee
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Taylor, J. Robert, 1876-1959 : J. Robert Taylor photographs, 1898-1930
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 2767
Original Dimensions:5.5 x 3.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The image appeared in the February section of the 1982 Wisconsin Historical Calendar.
SUBJECTS
Coats
Hats
Cities and towns
Land use, Urban
Men
Outdoor photography
Signs and signboards
Automobiles
Snow

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