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1948 Roller Derby

Women's Roller Derby, 1948 at "How to be a Retronaut." Photos from Life Magazine archives.

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barbarienne
Sep. 15th, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
I love how the pads aren't strapped on, but rather built into their tights/leggings.

And helmets appear to be optional!
oracne
Sep. 15th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
Maybe some of them were former riveters!!!
pointoforigin
Sep. 16th, 2011 01:20 am (UTC)
Those pictures are invigorating. I think they were very brave to skate before the invention of spandex.
oracne
Sep. 16th, 2011 12:34 pm (UTC)
ROFLMAO!!!
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