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Vintage original photograph of 1890's bicyclist

Vintage original photograph of 1890's bicyclist

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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Ephemera: Photographs: Special Interest: Pre 1900: Item # 1422485

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An original sepia-toned photograph of a middle aged man and his bicycle, with pencil note on the reverse side "Taken on Riverside Park/July 1898 by Sadie Coger", and again on black backing paper "My Dad taken/N New Jersey". The bicycle certainly seems to be quite an advanced model for its time, resembling strongly today's models. There is no glass, frame is simple strip wood, and photo is loose. Small framing nail penetrates wood of frame. A charming survivor of an earlier age, from a South Pasadena, CA estate. Photo itself is 3 1/2" by 4 1/2" and 7" by 7 3/4" as framed.