Thursday, September 07, 2017

Norbert A. Lange’s Remembrances from the Summer of 1915

Dr. Norbert A. Lange bequeathed a scrapbook to the Sandusky Library Archives Research Center, which he kept during the years he attended the University of Michigan. In the snapshot above, he is wearing a hat in a photo with friends. 

Here he is on the Cedar Point beach:

An envelope containing several season passes is included in the Lange scrapbook, including this 1915 employee pass, which was good on all boats of the Cedar Point Line. Note the signature of G.A. Boeckling.

A souvenir program from the Carnival of Boxing held on Labor Day at Cedar Point in 1915 is tucked in the pages of the scrapbook.

Promoter Matt Hinkel gave away some complimentary tickets to Cedar Point employees.

Featherweight champion Johnny Kilbane defeated Alvie Miller of Lorain, Ohio, in twelve rounds.

Because of the generosity of the Langes, we have a better understanding of how area residents spent leisure time during the summer of 1915.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My grandfather told me of attending this fight. He was working as a busboy. He was 12 at the time.