• Creator
  • Unknown
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1955
  • Description
  • Ragnar Ulland began skiing in Norway at the age of three, taking after his father and six uncles who were champion ski jumpers. He emigrated to the United States in 1951 and settled with his family in Seattle. In February 1955, Ulland set a new ski jumping distance record in a practice session at Leavenworth, in the Cascade Mountains. He went on to win the 1955 national junior ski jumping championship and began training for the 1956 Winter Oly... more
    Ragnar Ulland began skiing in Norway at the age of three, taking after his father and six uncles who were champion ski jumpers. He emigrated to the United States in 1951 and settled with his family in Seattle. In February 1955, Ulland set a new ski jumping distance record in a practice session at Leavenworth, in the Cascade Mountains. He went on to win the 1955 national junior ski jumping championship and began training for the 1956 Winter Olympics.In this photo, probably taken at Leavenworth, Washington in the mid-1950s, ski jumper Ragnar Ulland sails into the air on his skis. In 1955, Ulland was a senior at Seattle's Roosevelt High School. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from negative made from original photograph using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
  • Rights
  • Museum of History & Industry, Seattle