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February 7, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Mildred Billert and Hazel Bowman of Ned Wayburn's Revue." National Photo Company glass negative. (Shorpy)

Girls, Garters and Bikes

Here’s a curious old photograph for you. This one is from 1925 and features Mildred Billert and Hazel Bowman, both of Ned Wayburn‘s Revue, a vaudeville show. A few things you should notice about the photo … the two women are riding men’s bicycles, which is not easy while wearing dresses. The woman on the […]

Smartly dressed couple seated on an 1886-model bicycle for two. The South Portico of the White House, Washington, D.C., in the background. 77-RP-7347-4. (National Archives)

Funky 1886 Bicycle Built for Two at the White House

Here’s a good find from the National Archives. It’s a very well dressed couple riding an odd-looking bicycle (or quad-cycle), just south of the White House. Related articles Email From a GoDCer: Alexander Graham Bell’s Georgetown Home Georgetown Canal Boatmen Brawl; Brutal Fight Ends in Murder  From a GoDCer: A Family Connection to a Tragic […]

Rambler Bicycles advertisement in the Washington Times - July 31st, 1895

Rambler Bicycles Use the Fastest Tires on Earth

This city loves bikes … okay, a few angry drivers hate bikes, but they should work through those issues. WABA is a huge local advocate for our region, pushing for the greener form of transportation. Capital Bikeshare has also exploded as of late, so much so, that I couldn’t find a bike this weekend when […]

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