Here are some vintage photos ranging from the early 1940s to 1970s of women’s roller derby competitions. As you can see by the images, these women ain’t takin’ no shit while they’re on their skates. It’s hardcore stuff.
I tried to add captions to photos I could find information on. I also included a movie trailer at the bottom of this post for the 1972 film Kansas City Bomber starring Raquel Welch. Because RAQUEL WELCH ON ROLLER SKATES! Honestly, what more could you want?
Chicago, IL. 1948
Midge Brasuhn of the Brooklynites
Women’s Roller Derby, Chicago, 1948
Below, a trailer for the 1972 film Kansas City Bomber starring Raquel Welch:
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The Girls on their Motorcycles: Vintage photos of kickass women and their rides