History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

18 May, 2014

By Bicycle

Photographs of people with bicycles, from the 1890s to 1940s. 

National Library of Australia

Women with bicycles on an Australian beach, ca. 1900. Source

Deseronto Archives

Two men cycling on a dirt road, Ontario, Canada, 1903. Source

Library of Congress

Cyclist Joseph Fogler with another fellow in an awkward trying-to-stay-on-bicycle pose, 1913. Source

Powerhouse Museum

"A modern Australian shearer," ca. 1900. Source

© IWM (HU 87114)

British officers playing bicycle polo, 1910-1914. Source

Swedish National Heritage Board

75 year old farmer A. J. Gustafsson with a bicycle, Sweden, 1945. Source

State Library of New South Wales

Men on a tandem, Australia, ca. 1936. Source

George Eastman House

Autochromist Charles Zoller with a bicycle, ca. 1920. Source

Smithsonian Institution

A letter carrier delivering mail by bicycle, 1890. Source

David E. Scherman, LIFE © Time Inc.

A man says goodbye to his wife before heading out with his bicycle, France, 1945. Source

Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries, DeGolyer Library

Another awkward pose-on-standing-bicycle shot, ca. 1904-1918. Source

National Media Museum

British Olympian Reg Harris meets with some of the Danish cycling team at the 1948 Olympics, London. Source

Library of Congress

Australian cyclist Alfred (Alf) Goullet, managing a non-awkward on-bicycle pose, 1924. Source

Nationaal Archief

Telegram deliverers say hello in passing, the Netherlands, early 1930s. Source

State Library of New South Wales

A man joined by two boys on a bicycle Australia, undated. Source

The Royal Library, Denmark

Couples cycling down the street, Denmark, 1930s. Source

Oregon State University

Young women posed with flowers and bicycles, including an upside-down one, for some reason, ca. 1900.  Source

State Library of New South Wales

Competitors in an Australian road race, 1930s. Source


Tinted lantern slide of a man on a bicycle, ca. 1890-1900. Source

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