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Valley Rewind: Ice skating

Courtesy of Swannanoa Valley Museum
Special to Black Mountain News
The skates the women carry are of the strap-on variety, dating the photograph to the 1910s or 1920s.

This photograph from the Swannanoa Valley Museum and History Center's Vella Hendrix Landis Collection depicts three women with their ice skates - perhaps going to or coming from an adventure on the ice. The skates the women carry are of the strap-on variety, dating the photograph to the 1910s or 1920s. Skates consisting of boots with screwed-in blades became predominant in later decades.