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Roller Derby

Two Women's League Roller Derby 'girls' jump over two fallen ones, March 10, 1950. Al Aumuller, photographer. New-York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LOC #LC-USZ62-133382. No known copyright restrictions.

Ah, summer. Roller skating up and down the block. Well, nowadays, it’s rollerblading up and down the block! But, I hear, the professional Roller Derby women are still at it and going strong! These days, they wear a little more safety equipment though!

But I just love this photograph. It is so full of action, and the expressions on the faces of the women show that they are truly enjoying what their are doing. Even one of the ‘fallen’ ones is smiling!

Okay, technically this isn’t ‘public domain’ per se; but there are ‘no known copyright restrictions’ (slightly different than public domain), according to the Library of Congress records, so I consider it safe to pass on. Click on it to see it in all its full-sized glory!



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Hilarious photo! Yes Roller Derby is growing again. Note that Rollerblading is technically Inline Skating (unless you happend to have Rollerblade brand skates on). Of course Rollerblade was the pioneer, but many others such as K2, Roces, for a while Salmon, and some others all put out some great skates. Riedell, Roller Derby, Chicago are a few that now make great Roller Skates. Most Derby skaters stick with Riedell, Vanilla, or Pacer skates. If you have any Roller Derby leagues in your area, definately take a night and go watch. Woot!

July 27th, 2010 at 17:12 (5:12 pm)