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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Kiwi Bikers: 1920

Kiwi Bikers: 1920

New Zealand circa 1920. "Young men on motorcycles, probably Wanganui region." Ready to run some errands, and you'd better not get in the way. Or else they might be late. Tesla Studios glass negative. View full size.

 

How much power?

I wonder how much that crowd was into showing off with wheelies and donuts.

All tied up

Ah the dilemma - is the proper attire for a ride a suit and tie, or is just a sweater acceptable?

 
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