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Pair of ice skates, about 1880-1900
Pair of ice skates, about 1880-1900
Wood, metal.
Collections of The New Jersey Historical Society. INV3789a-b


One of the main winter sports in 19th century New Jersey was ice skating. The sport was enhanced in mid-century by the introduction of an all-steel skate which replaced the somewhat cumbersome wood-based style.

 

 

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