~ Social Etiquette or Manners and Customs of Polite Society, Maud C. Cooke, 1896

~ Social Etiquette or Manners and Customs of Polite Society, Maud C. Cooke, 1896

~ Social Etiquette or Manners and Customs of Polite Society, Maud C. Cooke, 1896

~ Social Etiquette or Manners and Customs of Polite Society, Maud C. Cooke, 1896

~ Pros and Cons: A Newspaper Reader’s and Debater’s Guide to the Leading Controversies of the Day, John Bertram Askew, 1899"BICYCLE TAX.Pro: ….  (2) A Bicycle Tax would add enormously to the revenue, and, if levied directly, be no harder to collect, say, than that on dogs. Con: ….  (4) If imposed, the tax should have been levied many years ago. It would now be extremely unpopular, and no Government would care to introduce it.”

~ Pros and Cons: A Newspaper Reader’s and Debater’s Guide to the Leading Controversies of the Day, John Bertram Askew, 1899

"BICYCLE TAX.

Pro: …. (2) A Bicycle Tax would add enormously to the revenue, and, if levied directly, be no harder to collect, say, than that on dogs.

Con: …. (4) If imposed, the tax should have been levied many years ago. It would now be extremely unpopular, and no Government would care to introduce it.”

~ Road Book of Boston and Vicinity for Bicyclers, Riders and Drivers, Charles A. Underwood, Ed., 1893"The only boarding stable for Bicycles in Boston"Note: I love the way it takes human ideas and language a while to catch up to new technology. This is an ad for a “boarding stable” ( historically a place to leave your horses) for bicycles where you can “put your wheel up at the Inn” and it can be “cleaned and cared for” while you do your business in town.

Personally I like to imagine all the bicycles having tea while they wait, but I’m weird that way….

~ Road Book of Boston and Vicinity for Bicyclers, Riders and Drivers, Charles A. Underwood, Ed., 1893

"The only boarding stable for Bicycles in Boston"

Note: I love the way it takes human ideas and language a while to catch up to new technology. This is an ad for a “boarding stable” ( historically a place to leave your horses) for bicycles where you can “put your wheel up at the Inn” and it can be “cleaned and cared for” while you do your business in town.

Personally I like to imagine all the bicycles having tea while they wait, but I’m weird that way….

~ Bicycle Safety Manual, 1969 via vintage everyday

~ Bicycle Safety Manual, 1969 
via vintage everyday

calumet412:

~ Chicago Tribune, 1899"I must confess that I am  not an advocate of the use of the bicycle among women, when viewed from a morality phase."

calumet412:

~ Chicago Tribune, 1899

"I must confess that I am not an advocate of the use of the bicycle among women, when viewed from a morality phase."

(Source: calumet412)

~ Benetfink & Co., March 1904via Grace’s Guide(click to enlarge)Cycling Suits. (Jacket and Knickers.) Cut: - Stylish and Distinctive. Fit: - Perfect.

~ Benetfink & Co., March 1904
via Grace’s Guide
(click to enlarge)

Cycling Suits. (Jacket and Knickers.)
Cut: - Stylish and Distinctive.
Fit: - Perfect.

~ Etiquette for Americans, by A Woman of Fashion, 1898

~ Etiquette for Americans, by A Woman of Fashion, 1898

~ The Referee & Cycling Trade Journal: A Weekly Record and Review of Cycling and the Cycling Trade, 1893

~ The Referee & Cycling Trade Journal: A Weekly Record and Review of Cycling and the Cycling Trade, 1893

~ The Referee & Cycling Trade Journal: A Weekly Record and Review of Cycling and the Cycling Trade, 1893

~ The Referee & Cycling Trade Journal: A Weekly Record and Review of Cycling and the Cycling Trade, 1893

~ Bicycling World, Devoted to the Interests of Cycling, November 4, 1887"Bicycles repaired and nickeled. Second-hand BICYCLES, GUNS and REVOLVERS taken in exchange."

~ Bicycling World, Devoted to the Interests of Cycling, November 4, 1887

"Bicycles repaired and nickeled. Second-hand BICYCLES, GUNS and REVOLVERS taken in exchange."

~ Road Book of Boston and Vicinity for Bicyclers, Riders and Drivers, Charles A. Underwood, Ed., 1893via internet archive

~ Road Book of Boston and Vicinity for Bicyclers, Riders and Drivers, Charles A. Underwood, Ed., 1893
via internet archive