Middlesex Cycle Club, circa 1890

  • Middlesex Cycle Club, circa 1890
  • "Cycling was a popular sport in the late 1800's, as seen by this photograph taken at 617 Main Street. It appears that most of the members of the Middlesex Cycle Club rode three-wheel cycles and tandems (a bicycle built for two). Through the 1890's, bicycles sold for an average of $100 to $125, causing many people throughout the country to save their money to buy one. This prompted one desperate hat maker to try to persuade Congress to pass a law requiring every bicycle owner to buy at least two felt hats a year. The bicyle provided a form of recreation that men and women could enjoy together." -- Text from calendar by Jayne M. D'Onofrio.
  • Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 1992
  • Photo courtesy of the Wakefield Historical Society.
  • ca. 1890
  • [Wakefield, Mass.] : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department


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