Strauss skate blades

Strauss skate blades

Ice skate blades made by J.E. Strauss, 1887–1900.

Strauss Ice Skates

Strauss Ice Skates were made by hand at Strauss Skate Shop in St. Paul for almost 100 years. They were popular with professional and amateur skaters in the United States and other countries because of their consistent high quality, which was achieved through a secret hardening process.

Pipestone Indian Training School Baseball Team

Pipestone Indian Training School—a boarding school in Pipestone, Minnesota, for Dakota and Ojibwe boys and girls—fielded popular and often successful student baseball teams from 1893 until the 1920s.

Strauss figure skates

Strauss figure skates

Women's figure skates made at Strauss Skates for J.E. Strauss Sr.'s granddaughter.

Strauss figure skate blades

Strauss figure skate blades

Last pair of skate blades made by Strauss Skates, 1981.

Interior of Strauss Skate Company

Interior of Strauss Skate Company

Interior of Strauss Skate Company, 1751 East Cope, Maplewood, c.1970

John E. Strauss, Jr. sharpening a skate blade

John E. Strauss, Jr. sharpening a skate blade

John E. Strauss Jr. sharpening a skate blade, St. Paul, 1940.

John E. Strauss Jr. and Sr. in skate shop

John E. Strauss Jr. and Sr. in skate shop

John E. Strauss Jr. and Sr. in skate shop, St. Paul, c.1939. Photograph by W. Allen Mortenson.

Strauss Skate Shop, St. Paul

Strauss Skate Shop, St. Paul

Strauss Skate Shop, St. Paul, 1939.

John Strauss Sr. with William Blochinger and John Strauss Jr.

John Strauss Sr. with William Blochinger and John Strauss Jr.

John Strauss Sr. with William Blochinger and John Strauss Jr. in front of Strauss Skate Shop, 165 West Kellogg, St. Paul, 1938.

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