Bicyclists on the Common, 1890

  • Bicyclists on the Common, 1890
  • "These bicyclists with their high wheeled, hard tire bicycles wait on Wakefield Common to continue their ride. The bike was popular in the 1880's and 1890's, and was instrumental in the formation of bicycle clubs throughout the country. These well-known Wakefield gentlemen included (left to right) George L. Pratt, Charles E. Nott, George P. Aborn, J.E. Coombs, Joseph C. Clark, Elroy N. Heath, Frank H. Burrill, William E. Eaton, Edward A. Wilkins, former Selectman George O. Sheldon and Hugh R. Emerson. The photo also provides a look at the brick fire station on the Common (near the site of the bandstand) which was torn down in 1891, and the old town house on the south corner of Main and Salem Streets (located in the center of the picture)." -- Text from calendar by Jayne M. D'Onofrio.
  • Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 1991
  • Photo courtesy of the Wakefield Historical Society.
  • 1890
  • [Wakefield, Mass.] : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department


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