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Introduction

Over the past 60 years, Harlick and Co. has received hundreds of photographs from skaters appreciative of the great skating boots they have enjoyed wearing.

We have pictures from long ago, to the present skaters and stars. But there is something special about the older ones.

We think these photographs give an insight into the great history of ice skating.

We decided it would be fun to share some of these photos with our guests to our web page. Some photos go back to the 30's, 40's and 50's.

If you find your own picture here, Let us know how you are doing. Or it may be of someone you know. Let them know we have not forgotten them and we would like to know how they are doing as well.

Some of the skaters we recognize, and some we know and still make boots for. However, some of them we do not know or can not read the signature. If you recognize someone in the photos and we do not have the name or have misspelled a name, please e-mail us and identify the skater by the number associated with it. We would also like to give a brief description of the skater and if it is known, what they are doing now.

Some of our friends may no longer be with us, but I think they would enjoy knowing that their legacy goes on.

We hope you enjoy this part of yours and our history.

View our Slide Show or by individual pictures below.

Volume 1

0. Sonja Henie Courtesy of Brad Miller

1. ??? We believe this is from the early 30's. These skaters are no longer a mystery. They have been identified by Doris Penndorf, a member of The Figure Skating Historical Society. Here is her report. "....identified Vol. 1, No 1. It is Earl Myr and Adeline Meinert. Earl was a disciple of the George Mullers and became a new instructor for the Yosemite Winter Club in Jan 1932., on the outdoor rink in Yosemite Valley. Adeline was an amateur in the San Francisco Bay region. They did an exhibition 3-29-33 at the Annual Carnival of the St. Moritz Figure Skating Club of Oakland California. The photo in Jan 1933 "Skating" magazine is not the same. I really think this is the pair in your photo." So do I Doris. Thanks for doing what appeared to be the impossible.

2. Janet and Donna Marie Arquilla

3. Ruby and Bobby Maxson What energy!

4. Glamor-"Icers" Precision Perfect - The talented GLAMOUR "Icers" line up on the giant ice-stage and provide an advance preview of the elaborate costuming designed for HOLIDAY ON ICE of 1961. "Teepees and Totem Poles" is just one of the many new production features in "Holiday".

5. Dick Rasmussen and Bill Cameron Ice Follies - Thank you Doris Penndorf, a member of The Figure Skating Historical Society, for providing the following information. Dick Rasmussen & Bill Cameron, something new in comedy, speed, originality, new material. Fifth season with Ice Follies (Currently Shipstads & Johnson Ice Follies of '49)

6. Sivaeon Karavalff A dancer from the Ziegfeld Follies. This is from the1920's or 30's when Mr. Harlick made dancing and ballett shoe. That is what he did before making skating boots.

7. Janet Champion From Shipstads and Johnson Ice Follies "Silver Jubilee Edition" Description: Perfect Split…Janet Champion, teen-age star with Shipstads and Johnson Ice Follies is a perfectionist, not only in skating but also acrobatics. You'll see her as the headliner of two productions. "Happy Holidaze" and "Alpine Festival" in the All-New Silver Jubilee edition of Ice Follies.

8. Precision Skaters What year? What show? Thanks to Roy Blakey, a member of the Figure Skating Historical Society, we now know that this is The Glamour-"Icers" (Female Chorus Line), Holiday on Ice of 1955. Thanks Roy.

9. Ice Follies "In a Viennese Garden" Ice Follies 1950.

10. Bernie Lynam and Larry Jackson Ice Capades of 1952. Description: It's the Daffy Duo, Jackson and Lynam, with two great comedy numbers in Ice Capades of 1952, in their comedy double, "Ski Jorks", and their production number, "South Seas", assisted by Joanne Sook and the Ice Capets, as one of the twenty acts and ten production number, including Walt Disney's "Cinderella".

11. Ginny Baxter Ice Capades - Thanks to Roy Blakey, a member of the Figure Skating Historical Society, we now know that this is Ginny Baxter in "Land of Lollipops", Ice Capades of 1953. Thanks Roy.

12. Nadine Thompson Photo dated, September 3, 1949. Thank you Doris Penndorf, a member of The Figure Skating Historical Society, for providing the following information. This is Nadine Thompson. A description from a different photo, Nadine Thompson, a versatile Dancer on Skates, featured soloist, ICE CYCLES '46-'47-'48. We have another photo of Nadine, #18 but did not make the connection.

13. Monica Moran Ice Follies 1950. Featured in "In a Viennese Garden"
Thank you Doris Penndorf, a member of The Figure Skating Historical Society, for providing the following information.
Description from a different photo, Monica Moran, Pavlowa of the Ice, One of the Stellar Attractions of Ice Follies of 1949.

14. Joan Keller When? Where?

15. Boni ? Boni is 7 years old in this photo. Is this Boni Peterson?

16. Ruby and Bobby Maxson More of that energy.

17. Don Mike ? The art of figures.

18. Nadine Thompson Ice Cycles 1946. ( See Photo # 12)

19. Melinda Elliot and Rick Miland Ice Capades, 1962.

20. Marilyn Ruth Take Ice Follies 1950 featured in "Orchid Girl"
Thank you Doris Penndorf, a member of The Figure Skating Historical Society, for providing the following information.
Marilyn Ruth Take, Senior Singles Champion of Canada 1947, member of 1948 Canadian Olympic Team. Ice Follies of 1949.

21. Phyllis Legg Ice Follies 1946. Getting UP in the world.

22. Harris Legg Ice Follies 1946.

23. Paul & Yvon Le Duc The Le Duc Brothers of Ice Follies 1950.
Thank you Doris Penndorf, a member of The Figure Skating Historical Society, for providing the following information. The Leduc Brothers, Tops in Tumbling, Paul & Yvon Le Duc in an amazing display of Novelty Acrobatics & Comedy on ice! Featured in the 1948 - 1949 season with "Holiday On Ice"

24. Ken Kane Nice outfit.

25. Mabel Fairbanks Plenty of height.

26. JoAnn McGowan Holiday on Ice

More to come as time permits.
Let us know if you enjoy this bit of photographic history.

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