No odder use has been found for the bicycle than that to which it has been put by a barber, August Leibman, of Gravesend, [Long Island, New York]. Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY, December 20, 1896 Was this the oddest use of a bicycle? Maybe, maybe not. Here’s the link to my previous post on … Continue reading A Barber Shop On Wheels in the 1890s
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Bicycle Toes, the Bicycle Nose & Throat, Bicycle Heart and the Dreaded Bicycle Leg – Are They Real?
My recent story on Bicycle Face is just the start of the numerous cycling-related maladies that afflicted wheelmen and wheelwomen in the 1890s. From the tops of their heads to the tips of their toes, these cyclist mangled, warped and ruined their bodies with every pedal stroke. Or, so it seemed, according to several prominent … Continue reading Bicycle Toes, the Bicycle Nose & Throat, Bicycle Heart and the Dreaded Bicycle Leg – Are They Real?