This is a picture of some people tobogganing in Victoria Park, P.E.I. The toboggans were pretty big in size, but the size depended on the kind and the dealer you got yours from. They were usually made of oak. If there was no oak, people would make them from pine instead.
Toboggans were pretty popular in the 1900's, because they were cheap and fun, about $3.00 to $5.00 at the store. Kids used them because they were amusing, and it is just fun having the wind in your hair and face. Lots of children and fathers would make a toboggan slide so that they could go a lot faster, just as you see in the picture. The funny thing is that children were not the only people who went tobogganing. The adults liked to go, too. If you look very carefully at the picture, you can see that there were no children there, just grown-ups.
Toboggan Slide in Victoria Park, Charlottetown, 1893
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