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Sanguine in winter and vivid in the snow and ice-filled landscape, a skating ensemble cuts a colorful figure for the season. Of a recreation possible in nature only in winter, the skater is a friendly and familiar Currier and Ives avatar of the season

Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ensemble, Skating - Date: 1863–67 Culture: British - Medium: (a) silk, fur; (b) silk - Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 27 in. (68.6 cm) Length at CB (b): 45 in. (114.3 cm) - Credit Line: Purchase, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, 1980 - Accession Number: 1980.72.1a, b

American skating ensemble, circa 1863. This ensemble includes a fur hat, collar, muff and purse, as well as a pair of red leather mittens.

1870 American riding habit. A typical example of women's riding gear, this garment stays true to stringent fashion requirements of the day. Differences show up in the hardware, which has a masculine feel.

Sanguine in winter and vivid in the snow and ice-filled landscape, a skating ensemble cuts a colorful figure for the season. Of a recreation possible in nature only in winter, the skater is a friendly and familiar Currier and Ives avatar of the season