Tandem Bicycle Riders

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Title

Tandem Bicycle Riders

Subject

Bicycles; Transportation

Description

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 following the bicycle and the early automobiles parked along Main Street are a composite of transportation on city streets in the 1920's. Hiram Lemen describes the bicycle rider as "the Cox Boy".

Creator

Harry Lemen, photographer

Source

"The American Bicycle" by Jay Pridmore; Harry Lemen

Date

Circa 1920's

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

Lemen1027-bikefortwo"

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Citation

Harry Lemen, photographer, "Tandem Bicycle Riders," in Harry Lemen Historic Photo Collection, Item #38, http://www.mjcpl.org/photos/items/show/38 (accessed December 21, 2014).