Illustration Daily – Day 131: Roller Skates

I love museums and I am particularly amused by highly specific museums. So, if I ever make it to Lincoln, Nebraska, I’ll have to see the National Museum of Roller Skating. The museum houses exhibits that feature the evolution of the roller skate wheel, 19th century patents, and “holds the largest, most varied, and unique collection of antique roller skates in the world.” Roller skates can be a lot of fun (unless you get a scraped knee) but they aren’t just toys. For the Amish they’re a form of transportation, giving them more speed and freedom than they get from simply walking. 

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Roller Skates, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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