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Vintage Trapper Snowshoes

Vintage Trapper/Miner Snowshoes
c. 1860's - 1900's, 19th - 20th century
Wood, Babiche, Metal
36"l x 12"w x 2"h
© Vintage Winter

 

A wonderful example of the creativity involved in hand making snowshoes.  These snowshoes are a one-of-a-kind find.  Unique craftsmanship - trapper or miner style, but smaller - so possibly for one of the young "trapper trainees". Everything about their design suggests daily use - from the nice thick raw hide lacing to the durable wooden frames -these snowshoes were built to take some rugged use.    

Snowshoe Outing with Native American Indian snowshoes.
Snowshoe Outing with Native American Indian snowshoes.
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