|Even the sign outside is new!|
In addition to not bringing a computer with me on this trip, I also didn't think to bring my good camera. So these are phone pictures - not quite as sharp as my other photographs, but I did have some fun playing with the panorama setting!
|Display cases with wacky skates on the left, skate art in the center,|
and the history of plates to the right. You can also see an organ in the center!
|Skating Vanities display to the left, and history of competition costumes on the right.|
|A look at skating disciplines - speed on the left, artistic in the center, and hockey on the right.|
|Tara Lipinski's national championship dress...|
|... and her skates!|
|A look at skating costumes through the years - from the less adorned (bottom),|
to the completely stoned (top right).
|A dance costume from the 1960/1970s era.|
|A freestyle costume from that same time period.|
There is a simple elegance that is lacking in much of today's costuming.
|The costumes were a bit more wild in the 1980s.|
|I really want to know what they used to get the swirly bits|
to stand up so well...
|And I must say the simple rows of sequins are quite effective.|
|And everything is stitched on by hand!|
|I think I showed off this Skating Vanities' costume in my previous post...|
But I love it so much! You just don't see this type of hand beading in today's costumes.
|The design is created with hand-stitched bugle beads and sequins.|
|Delicate and lovely!|
|The "necklace" is just large plastic jewels...|
|You can see where the stitching has come undone on the shoulder design.|
|There was also a new display of Vaudeville Skating.|
|Another lovely show skating costume.|
|Here there are more sequins and fewer beads used to create the design.|
|A closer look at the designs...|
|The skates of Gloria Nord (star of the Skating Vanities)!|
|Crazy Vaudeville skates!|
|Gloria Nord's travel trunk!|
|A photo taken at a rink opening in the 1930s - I love seeing all the period clothing!|
|How amazing would it be to skate at a rink with giant chandeliers?|
|I love the rink sticker display - definitely one of my favorite parts of the museum.|
|Also fun to see all the old skate cases covered in them!|
I hope you enjoyed taking a peak inside the National Museum of Roller Skating! If you happen to pass through Lincoln, Nebraska for any reason you should definitely check it out!