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Women and Bicycling Picture Gallery

Women on Bicycles in History

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What women wore on bicycles, in the early years of bicycling history, was a balancing act between safety, comfort and acceptability. Often some form of pants -- or a skirt divided to act a bit like pants -- was the choice.
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1890s display card shows a woman in bicycle dress: knickerbockers.Woman in Bicycle DressWomen on Bicycles, 1894Women on BicyclesAn advertisement for bicycles features a woman bicyclist, about 1895.Woman and BicycleLadies on Wheels About 1910Ladies on Wheels
Female bicycle messenger working for the National Woman's Party, 1922.Woman on Bicycle 1922

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