Vintage Trapper/Maple Sap Collecting Snowshoes
c. 1920's - 40's, 20th century
Wood, Babiche, Metal
39.5"l x 11"w x 2"h
© Vintage Winter
A wonderful example of the creativity involved in hand making snowshoes. For some reason I have found this particular style of snowshoe associated with the maple sap industry. Perhaps their durable design suited the daily abuse inflicted by maple sap farmers. I have also seen old photos of gold rush snowshoes fashioned by trappers and miners doing what they could to work their claim.
Snowshoe Outing with Native American Indian snowshoes.