1899 STRAND MAGAZINE: WANTED – A BICYCLE

The first issue of The Strand Magazine came out at Christmas 1890, and it ran until March 1950. It featured a mix of short stories and factual articles. It became popular very fast, with 300,000 sales of its first issue. Sherlock Holmes made his debut in The Strand. When Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles […]

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1899 STRAND MAGAZINE: REMARKABLE CYCLES

‘REMARKABLE CYCLES’ by Harold J. Shepstone             Incidentally, we may complain about London traffic in the 21st century but, in the early years of the 20th century, as illustrated in these photos, it was worse. It’s no wonder that the automobile was so welcomed as a replacement for horse-drawn vehicles. […]

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1897 CYCLING WORLD ILLUSTRATED

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1896 CYCLING WORLD ILLUSTRATED

Some wise people say that corsets should be discarded for cycling. That is not correct. There should be no approach to tight lacing, but a pair of woollen-cased corsets afford great support; they keep the figure from going all abroad, and protect the vital parts from chills. Special woollen-cased corsets are made by at any […]

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1896 OVERLAND MAGAZINE: ADVERTISING POSTERS

THE ADVERTISER and the POSTER There has been renewed interest in the past ten years in the wonderful advertising posters of the 1890s. This July 1896 issue of Overland Monthly magazine provides some background to the subject.

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1896 MUNSEY: THE WORLD AWHEEL

The LINOTYPE is to the printing business of the present day what the inventions of Guttenberg and Caxton were to the primitive writing systems of the fifteenth century. It raises the unit of type-setting from a letter to a line. Hence its name (line-o’-type). Six years ago it was declared to be ‘one of the […]

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1895 OVERLAND MAGAZINE: A MODERN CENTAUR

      People that have never attempted to ride a wheel, but can hold themselves pretty well on a horse, sometimes burst out that it is not artistic, and that it looks like a mechanical monkey. A bicycle rider looks as trim as a horseman. His body tightly enclosed in a woolen sweater of […]

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