La Jeune Marletta


The sad story of La Jeune Marletta, Ice Skater  (Born a nameless orphan, Chicago, USA. 19??/1915 )
mimi_berlin_iceskater©Mimi Berlin, La Jeune Marletta, Ice Skater. 2013. 1920s glass, 1970s ceramic and plastic, water. 6.5 x 11 cm.

La Marletta was adopted by Bernhard Salchow (Father of Ulrich Salchow, the inventor of the jump bearing his name (1)) He adopted the little child after immigrating to the United States from Sweden leaving his family behind in 1910. Continue reading