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Going to the bicycle tournament

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Illustration shows Puck riding a bicycle, carrying crutches and a large book labeled "Medical and Surgical Directory"; also tied to the bicycle are "Bandages, Splints, [and a bottle of] Arnica." A long line of cyclists follows. Caption: Puck on wheels with all the modern improvements.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Bicycles; Cyclists; Cycling; Medical supplies

Date: 1883-06-06

Life's ups-and-downs -- Puck's improvement on Cole's "Voyage of Life"

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Illustration shows two men on bicycles, one just starting out on life's journey, being towed by Father Time, the second one is nearing the end of life's journey and about to get caught by a scythe and thrown from the bicycle into a grave. Milestones and signs mark the journey: in youth there is "Health," between 20 and 30 there is "Happiness," at 40 there is "Pleasure," at 50 "Hope," at 60 there is "Neglect", between 60 and 70 there are "Regrets" and "Sickness," at 80 there is "Fear," and at 90 is an open grave with an owl perched on the mile-marker. At the top center is a "Half Way House" and at bottom center, in a floral arrangement, is an hourglass on top of a clock.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Father Time (Symbolic character); Milestones; Life cycle, Human; Bicycles; Tricycles; Cole, Thomas, 1801-1848

Date: 1883-07-11

Presidential aspirants take to the wheel!

Description:

Print shows the interior of the "Bicycle Academy" which offers "Special Facilities for Presidential Candidates." Trying out bicycles are several candidates labeled "Harrison, Sherman, Allison, Morton, Tom Reed, McKinley, Stewart, [Hill], Flower, Cullom, [and] Peffer." Morton rides a motorized bicycle, Allison rides a tricycle, Flower has put his head through the front spokes, Stewart hangs on to a column, McKinley appears to be hanging onto Reed, and Hill's tires are leaking air. On the wall is a poster for an "1896 Scorcher" cycle. Caption: The bicycle vote has got to be catered to, and the best wheelman will make the best run.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Bicycles; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908; Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Stewart, William M. (William Morris), 1827-1909; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; Flower, Roswell Pettibone, 1835-1899; Cullom, Shelby M. (Shelby Moore), 1829-1914; Peffer, William Alfred, 1831-1912

Date: 1895-06-12

The bicycle - the great dress reformer of the nineteenth century!

Description:

A man and a woman wearing knickers and bloomers stand with a bicycle between them, shaking hands. To the right and left are examples of nineteenth century fashion.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Bicycles; Cyclists; Clothing and dress

Date: 1895-08-07

The bicycle problem

Description:

This vignette cartoon depicts aspects of the cycling craze, such as "beneficial" or "injurious" to one's health, problems with trying to dress appropriately and being excluded if not, the concern that "invalids, babies, and blind people" may soon take up cycling, and yet, despite the crowds, "the boom goes on."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Bicycles; Cycling; Cyclists; Fads

Date: 1895-10-30

Just wobbling!

Description:

William McKinley struggles to ride a wooden bicycle with wooden wheels labeled "McKinley's Financial Bicycle."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Cycling; Bicycles; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1896-04-08

Letter from Sarah Flandrau Cutcheon to Charles Macomb Flandrau

Description:

Sally Flandrau Cutcheon asks Charles Macomb Flandrau to write more frequently. She reflects on "an eventful winter, with fires and fevers and everything." Cutcheon describes a trip to Asheville, North Carolina, bicycling, and the latest novels she has read.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letter writing; Fires; Health; Bicycles; Books and reading; Neighbors; Kentucky--Boone County; Washington (D.C.); Florida; North Carolina--Asheville; Selmes, Martha (Patty) Macomb Flandrau, 1861-1923; Flandrau, Charles E. (Charles Eugene), 1828-1903; Flandrau, Rebecca Blair McClure Riddle, 1839-1911; Flandrau, William Blair, 1875-1938; Cutcheon, Franklin Warner M., 1864-1936; Hope, Anthony, 1863-1933; Le Gallienne, Richard, 1866-1947; Mallock, W. H. (William Hurrell), 1849-1923

Date: 1896-05-01

The biggest people on the road!

Description:

A gigantic man and a gigantic woman ride bicycles on a dirt road. They are road hogs, forcing other forms of transportation, mainly diminutive horse-drawn carriages, off the road.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Cyclists; Cycling; Bicycles; Recreation; Carriages and carts; Traffic flow; Transportation

Date: 1896-05-20

Letter from Sarah Flandrau Cutcheon to Charles Macomb Flandrau

Description:

Sally Flandrau Cutcheon describes a recent bicycling adventure. Her neighbors are installing a telephone and she has ambitions to publish a book.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Bicycles; Telephone--Installation; Publishers and publishing; Universities and colleges--Examinations; Anglicans--Clergy; Minnesota--Fort Snelling; Minnesota--Minnehaha Creek; Minnesota--Minnehaha Falls; Selmes, Martha (Patty) Macomb Flandrau, 1861-1923; King, Isabella Greenway, 1886-1953; Flandrau, Charles E. (Charles Eugene), 1828-1903; Flandrau, Rebecca Blair McClure Riddle, 1839-1911; Flandrau, William Blair, 1875-1938; White, Richard Grant, 1821-1885; Cutcheon, Franklin Warner M., 1864-1936; Dinsmore, Julia Stockton, 1833-1926

Date: 1896-05-26

Politics makes strange wheel-fellows

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Grover Cleveland and Thomas B. Reed ride down the "Sound-Money Road" on a bicycle built for two, with tires labeled "Gold Standard," and honking horns labeled "Ki-Yi Gun" at a small dog labeled "Silverite." Caption: "In my opinion, Speaker Reed is the strongest and brainiest man in your (the Republican) party." President Cleveland to Congressman Milliken, as per N.Y. World.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Gold standard; Silver question; Cycling; Cyclists; Bicycles; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902

Date: 1896-07-01

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