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Sally Halterman, Biker Chick | by “Caveman Chuck” Coker
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Sally Halterman, Biker Chick

On September 15, 1937, Sally Halterman was the first woman to be granted a license to operate a motorcycle in the District of Columbia. She was 27 years old, weighed 88 pounds, and stood at 4'11". Here she poses in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on her Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The original photo was a 4"x5" glass negative by Harris & Ewing Photographers.

 

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Taken on October 7, 2009