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Inflationary Pressure: 1936
... in Korea many years ago. Horsefeathers I had a bike like this in the 40s and I was a lot scrawnier than this kid. I have lived ... internet. Ouch My first thought .... riding the bike barefoot seems like it would've really been painful on his tootsies. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2013 - 5:39pm -

Inflationary Pressure: 1936

River Crossing: 1907
... on which to rest. [Nowadays half the walkway is a bike path. I'd rather have the benches. - Dave] (The Gallery, Boats & ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2012 - 9:24pm -

River Crossing: 1907

Behind the Boardwalk: 1900
... this site of this great city in her heyday. When I ride my bike around AC today, I revel in the hidden bits of faded glory that still ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/31/2012 - 4:53pm -

Behind the Boardwalk: 1900

Chautauqua: 1890s
... lake has a beach with sand, there are numerous trails and bike paths but it is indeed a built up community of homes. Performers worked in ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/06/2009 - 1:01pm -

Chautauqua: 1890s

Over the River: 1903
... there was so much corrosion! I also used to ride my motor bike on the pedestrian walkway down the middle of the bridge. There was a ramp ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/01/2012 - 7:42pm -

Over the River: 1903

Motor Maid: 1962
... on things. She's wearing pretty good riding gear, and the bike appears to be a dressed Harley-Davidson Big Twin, near as I can tell; not ... no Darth Vader, full coverage, DOT approved helmets. The bike is a Harley Davidson, probably a Big Twin, 74 cubic inch model. There were ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/03/2013 - 12:40pm -

Motor Maid: 1962

Seventh Street: 1920
... Liberty Lunch wagon seems familiar, as does the bike with the jacked-up handlebars. Canvas everywhere Had I been around ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/13/2011 - 10:27pm -

Seventh Street: 1920

Attention Honeymooners: 1939
... golf course. Oh, and attempting to ride the messenger's bike down the toboggan run. I'm sure my parents found other attractions to the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/14/2013 - 10:46am -

Attention Honeymooners: 1939

Going Nowhere: 1930
... Ridge Mountains. Today, its right-of-way is a much-used bike path that stretches from the west end of Alexandria west, passing through ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/22/2012 - 8:43pm -

Going Nowhere: 1930

Commuter Parking: 1937
... joy of coming out after school and finding your "unlocked" bike still standing exactly were you left it, unmolested. mode of transport ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2013 - 5:38pm -

Commuter Parking: 1937

Proviso Departure: 1943
... through the East end of Proviso Yard. It was a very short bike ride in those days. The bridge in the background appears to be the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/31/2012 - 12:04am -

Proviso Departure: 1943

My Eldon Christmas: 1964
... withdrew the funds. Getting the thing home balanced on my bike was a bit of a chore, but I had a paper carrier which made it easier. ... 
 
Posted by Vintagetvs - 09/19/2011 - 1:04am -

My Eldon Christmas: 1964

Cowboy Tricycle: 1963
... Dad on a trike? There is the picture of your brother on a bike that says 1968. Love all the photographs you post. [You are ... 
 
Posted by Tony W. - 09/17/2011 - 10:06pm -

Cowboy Tricycle: 1963

Bridges of Pittsburgh: 1905
... are now home of Pittsburgh University. And there's a great bike trail where those rail cars and the mill once sat. This is all less than a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/28/2012 - 6:55pm -

Bridges of Pittsburgh: 1905

Jeff Miller: 1913
... school. I hope he got his life turned around. He and that bike are both too thin. [Hine's point is that it's especially bad for a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2013 - 6:11pm -

Jeff Miller: 1913

Georgetown Branch Trestle
... It has since been converted to the Capital Crescent Hike/Bike Trail. Shorpyites may recognize the area immediately west of the GSA ... 
 
Posted by chrmer - 08/24/2012 - 11:47pm -

Georgetown Branch Trestle

Harlem River: 1890
... now and they are refitting it for a linear park and bike path. It should be open by 2009. Historic slide show of the Harlem ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/20/2012 - 3:33pm -

Harlem River: 1890

Hell Gate: 1915
... View full size. I remember this bridge! I used to bike out on Ward's Island & sit next to the base of this bridge! It brings ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/01/2012 - 7:34pm -

Hell Gate: 1915

Daytona Beach: 1910
... NASCAR scout I think that's Bill France Sr. on the bike looking for a place to race stock cars. The Ridgewood Based on the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/29/2012 - 8:15pm -

Daytona Beach: 1910

Skeet's Cafe: 1942
... dungarees! Late '30s Harley-Davidson VL The bike is likely a Harley VL, and it looks to be a later model (1935 or 1936) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/06/2013 - 1:55pm -

Skeet's Cafe: 1942

Penn Varsity: 1914
... dates back to 1874, invented by the good people at Bike: http://www.bikeathletic.com/History.aspx Support From ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/29/2012 - 8:28pm -

Penn Varsity: 1914

Johns Hopkins: 1903
... Monument was a favorite destination when we felt like a bike ride. The main attraction was a great view of our town and the cost ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/19/2012 - 2:57pm -

Johns Hopkins: 1903

Marines vs. Army: 1924
... "Fast Electric Trains" of the WB&A gave way to a nifty bike trail. http://www.wmata.com/rail/maps/map.cfm Cameras It's ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/14/2011 - 12:52am -

Marines vs. Army: 1924

Built for Two: 1921
... D.C. "Herbert Bell and Joe Garso." The one-legged trick bike riders put on a show. National Photo glass negative. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2013 - 6:10pm -

Built for Two: 1921

Klim to Go: 1921
... about Klim ... ... but I sure am drooling over that bike! Cleveland Wheels The Cleveland Motorcycle Company was in business ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/06/2013 - 1:48pm -

Klim to Go: 1921

Tashmoo at Port: 1906
... post featuring the celebrated sidewheeler. Note the bike rack advertising the "Port Huron Cycle and Electric Co." 8x10 glass ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/13/2013 - 5:44pm -

Tashmoo at Port: 1906

Diplomatic Pooch: 1915
... for a woman of means who couldn't handle riding a bike or horse into town. (The Gallery, Cars+Trucks, D.C., Dogs, Harris + ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/27/2012 - 5:43pm -

Diplomatic Pooch: 1915

Eastern Elevator: 1900
... stands abandoned today? It's a great place to ride your bike to and explore. What Gives With the giant arms that seem to extend ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/10/2012 - 2:21am -

Eastern Elevator: 1900

Diapers Online: 1941
... our old Chevy had no seat belts, and I must have rode my bike hundreds of miles without a helmet. Dangerous times no doubt. Colors ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/18/2012 - 4:20pm -

Diapers Online: 1941

Speed Demon: 1938
... and of the same period as the Russell Lee photo. The bike also had many travel decals on the windscreen, most from the South. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/28/2008 - 3:08pm -

Speed Demon: 1938
 
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