Tuesday, 24 July 2012


Taking a look at two pair of snowshoes that were donated to the Nipigon Museum this year.

Tips of the snowshoes made by Sam Barden in the very early 1900's.

Tips of the snowshoes manufactured in Norway, Maine, U.S.A.
Unknown date.

Tails of Sam Barden's snowshoes.

Tails of the Norway, Maine, snowshoes.

Toe-hole in Norway, Maine, Snowshoe.

Toe-hole in Sam Barden's Snowshoe. You can see his name.

Sam's web-weaving.

Norway, Maine, web-weaving - bottom area

Sam Barden's hand-crafted Snowshoes

Snowshoes manufactured in Norway, Maine U.S.A.

Some other snowshoes in our collection:

This snowshoe must have had an interesting life.

Leather harness.

Stamp on cross-bar reads Terrace Bay

Harness is a mixture

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