Photograph shows large crowd watching acrobat Max Schreyer doing daredevil bicycle flying stunt from long ramp, 1901.

Riding a bicycle down a narrow chute from a tower 110 feet in the air, picking up speed on the downward part of the chute and then swooping upward off the curved end of the chute.

Just before the bike left the chute, he had to propel himself from the machine and dive forward in a graceful arc to land headfirst in a water-filled tank 100 feet from the end of the chute.

Dare Devil Kid Scheyer on a stunt bike flying above Columbus Circle, New York City, November 27, 1918.

Dare Devil Kid Schreyer’s ramp mounted on the roof of a building on Columbus Circle, New York City, November 26 or 27, 1918.

View of Columbus Circle, with Dare Devil Kid Schreyer’s apparatus ready for a jump, New York City, November 26 or 27, 1918.

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