Poster, "Bicycle Road Maps in Harper's Round Table," 1895

Summary

Maps provided cyclists with routes to and from their touring destinations. This 1895 road map led the cyclist from Manhattan to Yonkers to Tarrytown, New York, and back again. More importantly it led the cyclist out of the hustle and bustle of the city and into the quietness and open air of the countryside.

Maps provided cyclists with routes to and from their touring destinations. This 1895 road map led the cyclist from Manhattan to Yonkers to Tarrytown, New York, and back again. More importantly it led the cyclist out of the hustle and bustle of the city and into the quietness and open air of the countryside.

Artifact

Poster

Subject Date

1895

Collection Title

Poster Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

86.15.6.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 18.75 in

Width: 13.75 in

Inscriptions

Text reads: BICYCLE / ROAD MAPS / IN / HARPER'S / ROUND TABLE / PRICE FIVE CENTS / ON ALL NEWS STANDS

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