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Cabinet card of three Wisconsin bicycle riders c. 1890s

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Photo Album6 of 43Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company Operators Photo, Circa 1951Photographer with his camera on a tripod
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    Posted 6 years ago

    scottvez
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    This cabinet card is from the 1890s and depicts three early bike riders. The photograph was taken by Anthony Gozanski of Connors Point, West Superior, Wisconsin.

    The image exhibits fantastic detailing. Many features on the bikes are clearly visible-- gears, pedals and frame. One even features an early headlamp and another has a handle bar bell!

    I do not know bicycles, so any input on them is appreciated.

    The men appear to be avid bikers. Each man has bands around his lower legs to prevent getting his pants caught in the chain. Additionally, each man sports a tinted lapel flower (my favorite minimalist tinting).

    Reproduction of this image in any form is not authorized.

    scott

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Glad you like it bellin. In the last year or so, I picked up several good groupings of images out of Wisconsin. I posted some already but will add more as I get the time.

      scott
    2. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks walksoftly and toolate.

      scott
    3. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking vetraio and vontrike.

      scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks musik, packrat and official.

      scott
    5. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks amber.

      scott
    6. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks tony and filmnet!

      scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks toolate!

      scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Thanks for looking crabby!

      scott

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