Context: Bicycles in the Late 1800's
Bicycles became popular in the early 1800's. They were invented in Europe. There were 1.4 billion bicycles in use by 1900. People used bicycles around the world and still use them, even today. The first pedal bicycle was made in 1839; it didn't have a name. Bicycles with two equal-sized wheels, like the ones we use today, were developed in the late 19th century. They quickly became popular.
Women wore certain types of dresses back then to ride bicycles. The women who did ride them changed their dress fashion for safety reasons. For men, there were only pant clips so that their pants would not get caught in the chain. Also, there were no helmets back then.
It was said that bicycles had an air of romance.
Cycling in Langley, ca. 1895
PARO, Acc 3466/HF220.127.116.11
Charles Drew is front and center reclined on the ground.
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