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Women’s cycling and ‘rational clothing’

Forest Park public school teachers in 1892 posed for this photograph.  Seated- Miss Sophie Schmidt, Superintendent Frank Curtis. From left, with bicycle, Anna Rankin, Minie Schroeder, Miss Boyd, Elizabeth White (whom the Grant- White addition is named for) Mr. Maltbe, Miss Doer and Maimie McCormick, with bicycle on right. The “Columbia Ladies Safety Bicycle” was advertised as a “modern machine” that allowed […]