See it LARGER. These early bicycles were also called penny-farthing, high wheel, high wheeler, Hi-wheel and ordinary bikes. The were the first cycles to be called "bicycles". These early biker dudes were a pretty cool group!
This image comes from a group of vintage images that I purchased -- all are scanned from contact prints made from the original 8x10 glass negatives. I have performed extensive restoration work on each image, but trying to be true to the original. Compare my restoration to this photo from the Wichita Photo Archives.
FREE for Personal Use Downloads: This image is offered through a Creative Commons license. You can also obtain PRINTS or a commercial use license (and even larger downloads) at my SmugMug site. NOTE: Personal use requires attribution (credit ''The Stock Solution Photo Agency'') and a link to my Web site: ''The Stock Solution'' -- where you can also find many more free downloads.