1880s High Wheel Bicycle Cabinet Card Photograph - Bike & Cyclist Photo / Iowa
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1880s High Wheel Bicycle Cabinet Card Photograph - Bike & Cyclist Photo / Iowa:
Rare and very fascinating, original early 1880's, Cabinet Card Photograph of a young male High Wheel Bicycle Rider with his early, High Wheel / Ordinary Cycle from Elkhorn, Wisconsin. This wonderful, original 19th century Cabinet Card Photo measures approx. 3 7/8” by 5 5/8” and is mounted on its original cabinet card mount (card size is 4 1/4" by 6 1/2").
This fantastic Cabinet Card Photo pictures the young and handsome cyclist standing jauntily with his legs crossed and his felt, bowler-shaped hat in hand. The High Wheel Bicycle is leaning on the young man’s back with the right hand handlebar over his shoulder. On the left handlebar we can see a very interesting looking bell (see the close-ups below).
The Photo was taken in a Photographer's Studio (see the backdrop) and the card mount carries the mark of the photographer - H. E. Hatch of Elkhorn, Wisconsin - on the reverse.
This rare and wonderful, 1880's High Wheel Bicycle Cabinet Card Photo is in very good, original condition. The Photo is clean and crisp exhibiting sharp focus, strong contrast and rich tonality. There is a small amount of loss to the image at the center of the left hand edge but otherwise both th3e Photo and the Card Mount are crisp and clean.
A rare and wonderful, 1880's Cabinet Card Photograph of an early High Wheel Bicycle and its dashing, young rider and a fantastic addition to any collection!!!
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