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Roller-skating rinks

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Genevieve Pittner collection of roller skating rink stickers

Accession: 2012-213

Genevieve Pittner (1917-2007) of Monroe, Michigan, collected roller skating rink stickers between 1941 and 1942, amassing a large collection by exchanging stickers by mail with other collectors. This collection consists primarily of roller skating rink stickers during the World War II era. A large album contains most of the stickers in the collection; stickers are attached to album pages and arranged alphabetically by state.

Dates: circa 1941-1948

Roller skating stickers, correspondence, and photographs

Accession: 2015-308

Roller skating was a popular recreational hobby between 1935 through the 1970s. Starting in the early 1940s, a handful of enterprising roller skating rink owners looking for a way to promote their rinks began giving away colorful stickers printed with the name of the rink and a skating-related graphic. This collection primarily consists of roller staking rink stickers from various states in the United States and Canada. There are a few photographs of skaters and correspondence about sticker trading.

Dates: circa 1940s-1970s