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(Biking, Cycling) New York: Harper's Weekly, 1868 $150.00

"Velocipede Race in Paris - Sunday Afternoon / The American Velocipede"

Theodore Davis created a wonderful two part wood engraving of men and women bicycling in the mid 19th century. The ladies in the upper image are pedaling fast with their skirts, hair, and scarves flying behind them. The elegantly dressed American gentlemen ride larger "velocipedes" which barely seem to be moving.

16 x 10 3/4 inches, sheet.
Hand colored wood engraving.
Excellent condition.