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Japanese Emporium: 1901

Japanese Emporium: 1901

Washington, D.C., circa 1901. "Businesses on F Street N.W., north side, between 12th & 13th Streets, Nos. 1201-1219." 5x7 glass negative, D.C. Street Survey Collection. View full size.

 

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Still legitimate transportation.

As someone who has logged almost 120,000 miles on a bicycle, I can assure you that bicycles have always been legitimate transportation. The fact the the privileged class does not like them on the road does not change that fact.

Paved roads were brought about by cyclists through the Good Roads Movement.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Roads_Movement

Pedaling around

The first decade of the twentieth century was the only time that bicycles were considered a legitimate mode of transportation. I read that the first paved roads and road maps had bikes in mind. I'm lovin' the new series.

Established 1891

When the Japanese Emporium opened in 1891, the Sunday Herald took a full page to wax lyrical about it.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82016373/1891-06-21/ed-1/seq-1...

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