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Vintage Wood Snowshoes


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This is a beautiful pair of vintage wood snowshoes, probably made in the 1940s or 50s. We purchased these snowshoes at an auction in the Adirondacks, and they were definitely used, not just for decoration. The gorgeous light color wood, natural rawhide webbing and handsome leather harnesses are all intact. A name is written on the inside of the leather harnesses, which looks like Fekete or Fekets, which is a Hungarian surname.

The snowshoes are in great shape, with only two unnoticeable small breaks in the rawhide webbing. These are Huron snowshoes, made from Appalachian White Ash with rawhide webbing. The origins of the Huron snowshoe can be traced back to the Huron people of Canada. They were used mostly for hunting, trapping and long hikes in open forests and fields. The Huron snowshoe was the model preferred by the first French settlers who came to New France in 1604, and by the coureurs de bois and trappers during their winter travels. They were a staple of winter sports in the Adirondacks in the early to mid 20th century.

Each of the pair of snowshoes measure 42.5 inches long and 14 inches wide at the widest point. There is no manufacturer information or measurements on the snowshoes, indicating they are quite old. They have some remaining varnish on the surface to protect the materials. They are in fantastic shape, and are the perfect decor item for cottage, cabin or ski lodge. Great piece for those who prefer a cleaner look, and 100% genuine. Please note: Due to weight or size this item will incur additional shipping costs. Arrangements to be made upon purchase.

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