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About this collection

The Lake Placid Olympic Museum is a nonprofit museum at the Olympic Village in Lake Placid, New York, that contains exhibits and information about the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. The mission of the museum is to "tell the world about the Olympic movement and Lake Placid's rich winter sports' history in order to promote the values of Olympism to the broadest possible audience." 

The current collection is a scrapbook created by Henry Uilhein.

The Henry Uihlein Scrapbook Collection

Henry Uihlein II was a successful businessman and an internationally known philanthropist and sports organizer. Henry Uihlein II's major love in the sporting world was speed skating, and he especially appreciated Charles Jewtraw, the 1924 Olympic champion. He was also prominent in speed skating organizations on both the national and local levels. He was instrumental in bringing the Eastern Championships of speed skating to Lake Placid in 1914 and 1920 to 1923. 

This scrapbook is an extensive collection of articles, pictures, and objects relating to the speed skating world around Lake Placid and Saranac Lake in the late 1910s and early 1920s. It contains multiple images on Henry Uihlein II, speed skating legend Charles Jewtraw, and other prominent speed skaters of the time period.

Of note in this collection, some of the pages in the scrapbook were blank, but the page numbers in the collection were retained as in the original. Therefore, some pages will not be listed in the collection.

 
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