Saturday, July 14, 2018
Danes Have Used Bicycles for a While
Photograph of "Danish election returns" in Flickr from the Bain News Service, about 1915
I was slightly surprised to see the prevalence of bicycles represented in this photo of Denmark one hundred years ago. Probably should not have been? The newspaper office that is shown in this photo is in Copenhagen.
I see five or perhaps six bicycles here - all seem to be in the service of men in suits who are riding them in the same way most modern Americans would use a car, that is, to get around, not for exercise or sport.