Darlings, we are but 252 days until Halloween and I’m noticing the first trickle of “Halloween costume ideas” showing up in our search terms here at The Year of Halloween. If you’re looking for a little costume inspiration, how about these vintage 1948 photos of Roller Derby girls over at The Selvedge Yard? Sass on wheels, indeed.
As a kid I recall catching glimpses of old Roller Derby matches on t.v. and being absolutely fascinated by what I saw. Tough as nails gals, some pretty and some just pretty rough– speeding around the track pulling hair, throwing elbows, and sending each other flying around, and even off the track. All I know is I wanted more. The sport is still alive and well today, but these vintage skaters possess a magical naivete and quality that just can’t be replicated. Count me as a fan.
Midge Brasuhn of the Brooklynites.
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