When the first diamond frame bicycles became popular in the 1890s they were often called "wheels" - the national cycling association was called the "League of American Wheelmen." We have moved from "wheels" to "bikes," but the bicycles have remained remarkably the same over more than 100 years - elegant in their efficiency and simplicity. And many of the issues that we think are new? They were around then too.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Stereographs in Twitch Mode - Example
GIF made with the NYPL Labs Stereogranimator
L. A. W., bicycle race, safety, the finish. 1865?-1880? 1890
A little random cycling fun from New York Public Library - for more, look here.
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