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[Snapshots of Ohio Roller Rinks]

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[Snapshots of Ohio Roller Rinks]

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A snapshot archive of Ohio roller skating rinks, compiled by longtime rink organist, a Bill Zopfi of Toledo and Cleveland. Most images appear to capture the Toledo Rollercade, once a thriving rink first opened in 1944 and located in a now rather blighted section of the city near the corners of N. Detroit Ave. and N. Berdan Ave. 

The images capture the post-War social scene in an alluring vernacular style and include several fantastic views of rather advanced, possibly competition skating, capturing young men performing mid-air splits and other wheeled stunts. The balance of rink facilities, employees, some provocative social scenes, etc... A charming and rich vernacular Americana record of a circa-1950's leisure subculture.  

[Vernacular Photography] : [Roller Skating]. [Snapshots of Ohio Roller Rinks]. [Toledo, Ohio]: [ca. 1950's]. 50 black an white silver print photographs. Most snapshot views (various dimensions, from approximately 3 1/2" square to 4" x 3 1/2"). Some with mild handling wear, edge curling. Overall contents about very good. Link to complete scans of contents here.

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A snapshot archive of Ohio roller skating rinks, compiled by longtime rink organist, a Bill Zopfi of Toledo and Cleveland. Most images appear to capture the Toledo Rollercade, once a thriving rink first opened in 1944 and located in a now rather blighted section of the city near the corners of N. Detroit Ave. and N. Berdan Ave. 

The images capture the post-War social scene in an alluring vernacular style and include several fantastic views of rather advanced, possibly competition skating, capturing young men performing mid-air splits and other wheeled stunts. The balance of rink facilities, employees, some provocative social scenes, etc... A charming and rich vernacular Americana record of a circa-1950's leisure subculture.  

[Vernacular Photography] : [Roller Skating]. [Snapshots of Ohio Roller Rinks]. [Toledo, Ohio]: [ca. 1950's]. 50 black an white silver print photographs. Most snapshot views (various dimensions, from approximately 3 1/2" square to 4" x 3 1/2"). Some with mild handling wear, edge curling. Overall contents about very good. Link to complete scans of contents here.