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    Carte de Visite of Two Men on Velocipedes In 1865 a new type of two-wheeled vehicle appeared called the velocipede (Latin for fast foot). The pedals were directly on the large front wheel, which was made of wood or metal. Considering the quality of roads in that day, it wasn't very comfortable, giving rise to its nickname, "Boneshaker." Here is an excellent CDV from that period showing two gentlemen dressed in their Sunday finest posed on these cumbersome early bicycles. One is facing the camera, the other is shown in side view. Backstamp for Jeffers & McDonald on Broadway in Albany, New York. Should have great appeal to collectors of early photography as well as bicycle historians.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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