High Wheel Bicycle

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Title

High Wheel Bicycle

Subject

Bicycles; Transportation

Description

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 1900s. Hardly a town existed that didn't have a bicycle club. It is probably one of the most enduring inventions ever made.

Creator

Harry Lemen, photographer

Source

"The American Bicycle" by Jay Pridmore; Harry Lemen

Date

Picture taken circa 1920s

Contributor

Madison-Jefferson County Public Library

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image for other than personal use must be requested from the Director of the Madison-Jefferson County Public Library. Please contact at 420 W. Main Street Madison, IN 47250 (812) 265-2744

Format

Photograph taken with Eastman-Kodak Brownie Camera No. 2C model A, using No. 130 film. Resulting negative (2.875in x 4.875in) scanned at 1200 DPI using a Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL. Online jpeg image file saved at 72 DPI 800 to 1000 pixels on long edge.

Type

Still image

Identifier

"Lemen1026-bikeonmain"

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Citation

Harry Lemen, photographer, "High Wheel Bicycle," in Harry Lemen Historic Photo Collection, Item #37, http://www.mjcpl.org/photos/items/show/37 (accessed November 25, 2014).