Saturday, January 10, 2009

Going For A Sail In Brooklyn

Taken circa 1910, and part of the George Grantham Bain photography collection in the Library of Congress, this photo shows a pair of young Brooklyners take to the street in their sail wagon. Some claim that land sailing goes back to the ancient Egyptians and others say the modern equivalents came from Belgium. However practical, it looks like a lot of fun!