Browse Collection: Transportation (13 total)

According to Harry Lemen, this coal oil wagon was fifty-three years old in 1927 and the owner, Paul Meyers, was its twenty-third owner. In the late 1800s and early 1900s coal oil, or kerosene, was much in demand. Its primary use was for lamps and heating. One notable obscure use was as a…

The tandem bicycle, often called a bicycle built for two, was most popular in the early 1900's but can still be found on the market today. It was the first mode of transportation that made it acceptable for a lady to ride as a man would--no sidesaddle available. The plodding horse and carriage…

The young fellow Harry Lemen describes as "the Cox Boy" is riding a high wheeler in front of Rousch's Book Store on Main Street. This type of bicycle was first mass manufactured in the 1880s and enjoyed only limited popularity. It is easy to see why. The bicycle was the hoola hoop of the early…