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    Old photos of 19th Century and earlier bikes

    I need some photos of old pennyfarthings, bone shakers, safety bikes etc. from the 1800s on for a project on the History of Material Culture.

    I would also love a few of old lamplighters or tall bikes. Links or images would be much appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

    This is the library of congress's online collection. You will find a ton of great stuff if you search it. I tend to get lost in there.

    EDIT: BTW Baltimore transplants in TX are the greatest ever.

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    Lots of good stuff at this UK library site: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/t...s?bicycles?n=1

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    Last edited by nlerner; 04-05-07 at 05:04 AM.

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    Thanks guys!

    Guerro, I'm actually a Texan transplanted in Baltimore.

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    This isn't exactly what you asked for but it's an old family photo of a guy on an old bike of some kind
    I don't know what the hell a bone shaker, tooth knocker or pennyfarthing is

    He sure must have been proud of that bike to take a photo with it, though.
    What kind of bike is it? Any nickname?
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