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My skates cut off my circulation Previous


"Our skates were a primitive instrument, compared with those of a later period. The blades were very thin, and generally of iron, involving the frequent filing of the gutters to keep them sufficiently sharp for safety; there were heel and toe straps, without screws for the heel of the shoe; and as a result, we had to draw all the straps so tight, to maintain the skates in position, that the necessary circulation of the blood in our feet was arrested, and we were frequently tortured with pain and cold."

- Charles Haynes Haswell, b. 1809, Manhattan

Modern day sledding in Central Park
1985: Sledding in Central Park
(Photo copyright ©1985 Martha Cooper, used with permission)

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