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Transportation-focused set about early bicycles and their industrialization of the American landscape. The set is inspired by a University of Arizona course in which the instructor focused their research on early bicycles. The set includes primary sources like musical scores, a political sketch, and bicycle catalogs.
Bicycling / Hy Sandham ; aquarelle print by L. Prang & Co. Woman, on three wheel bicycle, followed by men on high-wheelers. 1 color print, c. 1887. (LOC)
Columbia Bicycles catalog, 1899 (LOC)
Bicycle repair and maintenance booklet, 1896 (LOC)
Price list of bicycles and bicycle supplies, undated but late 1800s (LOC)
The bicycle problem / Ehrhart. Print shows a vignette cartoon depicting aspects of the cycling craze, such as "beneficial" or "injurious" to one's health, problems with trying to dress appropriately and being excluded if not, the concern that "invalids, babies, and blind people" may soon take up cycling, and yet, despite the crowds, "the boom goes on". 1895. Includes some unique/racist depictions as well. (LOC)
"Reform on bicycle" artistic drawing, circa 1884 (LOC)
Bicycle Girl score for voice and piano, 1897 (LOC)
Bicycle song, 1896, notated music (LOC)
Miss Bicycle print. Print shows a young woman walking beside a bicycle through sand dunes toward the water. Circa 1894 (LOC)
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