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The 1890s Bicycle Bloomer Brouhaha

With a better understanding of the connection between exercise and health, many middle and upper class women took up sports activities during the 19th century including lawn games like badminton, croquet and tennis, as well as calisthenics and sea bathing. … Continue reading

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In Gear…

The New York World published an article in 1895 that listed 41 don’ts for lady cyclists. Many of the suggestions are practical, but most have an amusing element of style scolding associated with them including: Don’t be a fright. Don’t … Continue reading

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