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I thought the community might enjoy this photo, circa 1895 (maybe?), of my great-grandmother Gertrude Cone and her elegant ladies' bicycle at the side of the Willamette River in Portland.

Gertrude Cone, aged about 17, in a Victorian riding outfit, standing with her ladies' bicycle at the riverside in Portland, Oregon, about 1895

Date: 2012-05-14 05:17 pm (UTC)
daedala: line drawing of a picture of a bicycle by the awesome Vom Marlowe (Default)
From: [personal profile] daedala

That is all.

Date: 2012-05-14 06:05 pm (UTC)
ell: (bicycleLiam)
From: [personal profile] ell
I love it!

Date: 2012-05-14 06:38 pm (UTC)
giglet: (Default)
From: [personal profile] giglet
Yay! And that is a good looking bike!

Date: 2012-05-15 03:29 am (UTC)
daedala: line drawing of a picture of a bicycle by the awesome Vom Marlowe (Default)
From: [personal profile] daedala
Haha, I saw that right off, because I really want one for my baby commuter. Not that I wear long skirts often. But I could! Also they're super-cute and I like putting toys on my bicycles.

Date: 2012-05-14 11:42 pm (UTC)
woldy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] woldy
Lovely! And the hat, too :-D

Date: 2012-05-15 06:29 pm (UTC)
jana: [Naruto] Sakura (Default)
From: [personal profile] jana
Love the bike! And the hat! that doesn't look arranged at all, oh no ;)

Date: 2012-05-16 11:55 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] n6vfp
Those are deep cycling roots. I enjoy seeing pictures like this, of people who were the pioneers of their day.

Date: 2012-05-16 07:00 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] n6vfp
It probably was a challenge to be a woman who was a cyclist. As this was years before automobiles made the scene it was quite a thing to use a bicycle.

Date: 2012-05-16 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] n6vfp
We have come a long way in the journey, but we have miles to go. Yes, I look back at this and think these people were true pioneers.

Date: 2012-05-17 05:39 pm (UTC)
ilanarama: me on a bike on the White Rim trail (biking)
From: [personal profile] ilanarama
That is awesome! You've come a long way, baby.


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