• Creator
  • Wilcox, William Holmes
  • Created Date
  • 1898
  • Description
  • Before the 1890s, bicycle design and long skirts kept most women from joining men in the new craze for cycling. It wasn't considered proper for a women to wear short skirts or show her legs. By 1895, a number of Seattle women were taking cycling classes and wearing baggy pants called bloomers as they cycled along the city's growing network of trails.This August 1898 photo shows two women standing by their bicycles on a path near Port Townsend.... more
    Before the 1890s, bicycle design and long skirts kept most women from joining men in the new craze for cycling. It wasn't considered proper for a women to wear short skirts or show her legs. By 1895, a number of Seattle women were taking cycling classes and wearing baggy pants called bloomers as they cycled along the city's growing network of trails.This August 1898 photo shows two women standing by their bicycles on a path near Port Townsend. It was taken by local photographer William H. Wilcox. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original photograph using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
  • Rights
  • Museum of History & Industry, Seattle