Young Men and Women with Their Bicycles, Waterville, Ohio, circa 1895

Summary

This photograph dates from the mid-1890s, when bicycling reached its popularity. Both men and women took to it avidly, since the "safety" bicycle was easy to master and cycling provided exercise, sociability, and a degree of independence and flexibility in travel that previously had been unknown.

This photograph dates from the mid-1890s, when bicycling reached its popularity. Both men and women took to it avidly, since the "safety" bicycle was easy to master and cycling provided exercise, sociability, and a degree of independence and flexibility in travel that previously had been unknown.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1895

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

86.18.86.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Thomas Russell.

Material

Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process
Mounting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 5.25 in

Width: 4.25 in

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