Valley Rewind: Ice skating
Courtesy of Swannanoa Valley Museum
Special to Black Mountain News
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.