Ernest Hemingway, a bobsled, and a great mustache

Ernest Hemingway, a bobsled, and a great mustache

From c.January 1923, Ernest Hemingway rides a bobsled in Montreux, Switzerland. He’s the last one on the sled to the far right, with the amazing mustache.

The accompanying caption reads:

“Ernest Hemingway (far right) and four unidentified men ride a bobsled on the Sonloup trail during a race in Les Avants, Montreux, Switzerland. [Stamp on verso reads, “F. Erismann, Photo-Hall, Montreux.”]”

Just one question: How is that hat staying on?

Source: [Papers of Ernest Hemingway. Photograph Collection. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.  Accession No. EHPH-0690P.]

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2 Responses to Ernest Hemingway, a bobsled, and a great mustache

  1. kerbey says:

    And yet he still killed himself after all this fun?

    • His depression is exactly what I thought of when I zoomed in on this photo! Everyone else looks like they are grimacing in determination to win the race; Hemingway just looks like he’s not impressed.

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