Friday, April 29, 2011

Roller skate boxes

Somebody out there has put together a killer collection of roller skate boxes. This one recently sold on eBay. See another strong example on Anonymous Works. I have one at home (not as good as this one) that I picked up for a song. I've seen others that I'd love to have. Like hotrod racers, roller skaters tried to impress with their personally decorated boxes. It's an area of folk art that's still not fully appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. That is a beautiful example. My mother gave me her roller skate box. It is red, and has some decals on the outside, and even a teen idol, from her era, pasted on the inside of it! It is a treasure.