Roller Skaters; An Appreciation

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Skates, while on the feet of children and clumsy adults, make for magnificent toys. They allow the user to race, dance, play games and travel. Skates, like those depicted in the above picture, date back to 1863, when New York City's own James Leonard Plimpton invented the Quad skate.

I thought you would enjoy these pictures of our great, great-great and great-great-great grandparents enjoying the fun of skating.

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 The above late 19th century skaters look like they are taking it all pretty seriously. 

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Early Inline Skates?

 

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A bit of a Goth look

 

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