Vintage Photo Love: A Brand New Pair of Roller Skates

This week’s photos from the Chicago Daily News Photo Archives are roller skaters. As I was browsing through these photos, it was really interesting to observe the gender dynamics– all the men pictured in skates were clearly competitors, often in really aggressive poses, whereas the women were almost always skating in some of recreational way, usually with a group of friends. Thinking of roller derby these days, how the roles have switched around, huh?

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