Saturday, December 20, 2014
Kids & Bikes in 1917 DC News Photo
Dewey funeral photo, from the Bain News Collection (Library of Congress)
Admiral George Dewey's funeral procession - Saturday January 20, 1917. Looks like a street such as East Capitol, on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.
Detail from photo shows two boys with their bicycles
While children's bicycles were certainly produced during this period, like many photographs one sees of children with bikes, these boys have bicycles intended for adults that are by the usual sizing guidance much too large. Apparently once one was ten years old or so, an adult bike was considered close enough in size to work.