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Bicycle display
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Here is a display of bicycles from England. The mechanical mannequins on the bicycles peddled continuously in place. In 1893, the style of bicycle shown in this photo was fairly new. They were called safeties because they were much easier to ride than the big wheeled bicycles that preceded them. Bicycles were an important means of transportation for those who could not afford a horse and carriage.

Bancroft, Hubert Howe. The Book of the Fair. Chicago: The Bancroft Company, 1893. Further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without permission.

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