Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Vintage Bicycle Cycling Postcard Collection from Zazzle.com

Vintage Bicycle Cycling Postcard Collection from Zazzle.com

We found this collection of Vintage Bicycling and Cycling postcards at PosterShoppe at Zazzle.com. Over a dozen different designs based on early 1900s Bicycle Advertisements offers colorful and fascinating images on postcards and greeting cards as well as on refrigerator magnets, t shirts, coffee mugs, aprons, stickers, fashion buttons and more.

Sirius Cycles Bicycle Cycling postcard
Sirius Cycles Bicycle Cycling by postershoppe
Create photo postcards at zazzle.com

The impact of the bicycle on female emancipation should not be underestimated. The safety bicycle gave women unprecedented mobility, contributing to their larger participation in the lives of Western nations. As bicycles became safer and cheaper, more women had access to the personal freedom they embodied, and so the bicycle came to symbolise the New Woman of the late nineteenth century, especially in Britain and the United States. Feminists and suffragists recognised its transformative power. Susan B. Anthony said, "Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel...the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood."

Excerpt from ... History of the bicycle From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_bicycle

Sirius Cycles Bicycle Cycling Postcard from Zazzle.com

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