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Bicycling Print, League of American Wheelmen, Parade on Riverside Drive, Late 19th Century


C. D. Weldon (after)
Third Annual Meet of the League of American Wheelmen-The Parade on Riverside Drive
Harper’s Weekly, Volume XXVII, No. 1380: June 2, 1883
Hand-colored wood block engraving
9.25 x 13.75 inches, image
11 x 16.25 inches, overall

View of a parade on Riverside Drive of the League of American Wheelmen, taken from Harper’s Weekly magazine. The members are dressed in uniform and ride their penny farthing bicycles as seen from over the horizon by casual onlookers.

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The League of American Wheelmen was formed in 1880 after the invention of the bicycle in order to coordinate cycling activities and represent cyclists’ interests to government and society, as the bicycle’s invention revolutionized personal transportation.

Harper’s Weekly is one of the oldest and most prestigious literary and opinion magazines in the U.S. It was founded in 1850 by the Harper brothers’ printing and publishing firm, by 1865 was the most successful periodical in the nation. Harper’s published essays, stories and serialized novels by the leading British and American authors of the day. The magazine was also the first to be extensively illustrated with woodcuts.

Condition:Generally very good with the usual light overall toning, wear, soft creases. Paper slightly brittle. Minor chipping and wear to edges, can be matted out.

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19th Century