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High Wheel Bicycle Club Group Photo - circa 1895 (cropped)

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! NOTE: This image is a cropped version of this full image version.


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.


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.

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Taken on November 12, 2009