Skate Boot

Today, I’m sharing another of those wonderful Victorian trade cards. Alter, Forwood & Co. Fine Boots and Shoes published this tradecard in 1881.

The turned one of their button-up boots into a ice-skate boot. The skate boot is large enough to act as a sleigh that can be ridden across the frozen water. A young boy, wearing regular ice skates, is pushing his sister or girlfriend across the ice. The pair look like they are having the time of their life. They are both wearing red and brown clothing which complements the skate boot nicely.

I thought it would be helpful to share this wintery tradecard with the advertising text and without. Hopefully, one of them will fit your project’s needs. Simply click on the displayed image to access the one without the text.




This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.