One of my favorite images I’ve ever found in the Manchester Historic Association‘s archives is an old postcard of was the ‘Uncle Sam Sled–The World’s Largest Sled!”
In Robert B. Perreault’s 2005 book Manchester he writes:
“[the postcard] postmarked January 29, 1925 boasts what participants in the Manchester Winter Carnival believed to be the largest sled in the world, the “Uncle Sam Sled.” With so many large structures and other apparent record breakers within its boundaries, the Queen City appears to have been well ahead of its time. The first edition of the Guinness Book of World Records didn’t come out until 1955.”
While it’s unknown if this was truly the largest sled in the world in 1925, you’ve got to love the ingenuity! Check it out below!