Antique Jewellry and Decorative Arts from Fiona Kenny Antiques
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Photographs : Pre 1910 item #545431 (stock #5026)
Fiona Kenny Antiques
A scarce, very early photograph of a motorcyle, sidecar and riders c1905. On a late tintype (photo on treated metal blank), this 2-3/8 x 1-5/8" (view area) image consists of a young motorcycle rider astride the bike with a rather concerned-looking grandma in the sidecar. Three other ladies stand behind her, and there is an Edmonson's Red Seal Toffee pail in the middle of the road (road hazards were a little different in those days...). It comes papered into its original cardboard mount, and this image has "GRAMMA HEMO (?), BILL DORIS LEAVING FOR CANADA" in pencil on the back. It is in very good original condition with no cracks, crazing, scrapes, bends, corrosion, damage or repairs other than some light fogging or silvering on the right side of the image. A must for the motorcycle or transportation image collector. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are secondhand and may have slight signs of gentle use. Uninsured surface shipping starts at $5 (to the US - other spots may vary) - insured is higher, and mandatory on items over $100 if paid with a credit card; credit card items will be shipped to confirmed billing addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US.