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Old 02-15-16, 05:40 PM
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Little bit of history

Didn't know where to put this so I'll leave it here. Something I got off a page I like on Facebook.

Traces of Texas reader Guy Choate kindly shared this sensational photo of a group of bicyclists in San Angelo, circa 1900.
The "San Angelo Wheelmen" were a bicycling club that formed during the bicycling craze that gripped America in the early 1900s.
I don't know if there are words to describe how good this is. Look at the clothing being worn by the girls in front.
And it's hot enough riding a bike in Texas in a t-shirt and spandex. Can you imagine doing so attired thusly?
Wow. Every person in this photo is wearing a hat.

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Old 02-15-16, 06:16 PM
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Fantastic pic...a lot going on there. A rich photo indeed. Thanks for sharing. I wonder what sort of camera equipment was used.
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Old 02-15-16, 06:35 PM
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That's awesome. I would gladly add a higher-res version of that to all of the other antique-bikey-themed wallpapers from Shorpy I have in the rotation.
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Old 02-15-16, 07:22 PM
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And the horse is their sag-wagon?
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Old 02-15-16, 10:27 PM
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wonderful image.

check out the cutout saddle and drop bars on the fixed gear on the far right.
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Old 02-17-16, 01:31 AM
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With the one guy in a sweater, I'm guessing it's a winter's day.
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Old 02-17-16, 05:32 PM
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bunch of freds
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Old 02-17-16, 06:02 PM
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WOW, the quality of that picture is amazing. I've never seen anything close to that from that era. Has it been enhanced or anything like that (obviously I know nothing about photography).
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Old 02-17-16, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by dksix View Post
WOW, the quality of that picture is amazing. I've never seen anything close to that from that era. Has it been enhanced or anything like that (obviously I know nothing about photography).
Probably a large negative, a good lens and a skilled photographer.
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Old 02-17-16, 06:25 PM
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Was the page where you found the picture cycling or photography related?
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I wonder if jsharr's family is in there
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Originally Posted by dksix View Post
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Was the page where you found the picture cycling or photography related?

It's photography oriented, specifically for Texas, which is why I don't think there will be many more.
If anyone wants to follow it it's called Traces of Texas, a Facebook page.
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They are all fixed gear!
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I wonder if jsharr's family is in there
He's in the back on the left---the one with the iPhone.
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could be a scan of a plate as well
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He's in the back on the left---the one with the iPhone.
And the Trek.
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About Major Taylor

This guy was the reigning world champion of cycling at the time.
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