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Lot 236: A woman on a high wheel bicycle.
29 October 2016
Yonkers, NY, USALive Auction
Description: A woman on a high wheeler. She has a horn at her waist, and is dressed in her riding clothes. This is the era of the "New Woman." This is an advertising cabinet card for Richmond Straight Cut Cigarettes, and a cigarette has been placed in her mouth. Smoking as well as cycling was part of her liberated modernity. See lots 253 and following for more images of women bicyclists.
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