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Old Time Bicyclist Prints

Five Lady Cyclists
Penny Farthing Cyclist
41. Five Lady Cyclists 42. Penny Farthing Cyclist
Bicyclist with Dog
Girl Bicyclist
43. Bicyclist with Dog 44. Girl Bicyclist
The bicycle was a significant invention of the 19th century. The first bicycles did not give very smooth rides, and one improvement was the penny farthing bicycle, in which the large front wheel would glide over cobble stones.

The cost of an early bicycle was 6 month's pay for an average worker, so it was enjoyed predominently by young men of means. As the quality and workmenship of bicycles increased, young women found that they had increased mobility.

According to "PeddlingHistory.com" :
The bicycle was what made the Gay Ninties gay. It was a practical investment for the working man as transportation, and gave him a much greater flexibility for leisure. Ladies, heretofore consigned to riding the heavy adult size tricycles that were only practical for taking a turn around the park, now could ride a much more versatile machine and still keep their legs covered with long skirts. The bicycle craze killed the bustle and the corset, instituted "common-sense dressing" for women and increased their mobility considerably. In 1896 Susan B. Anthony said that "the bicycle has done more for the emancipation of women than anything else in the world."

Interesting note about the art of 5 women cyclists above: we sometimes receive requests to use our art for a good cause. (see below)

The funniest request we received was from a protest again oil dependency. A group wanted to bring attention to the cause - and they did. Our art of the 5 women in victorian dress was used in a brochure to promote the "World Naked Bike Ride," in London. The artist did not participate in the ride.

Albion COllege Campus 1894 Art by Maggie LaNoue
See more prints of old-time Michigan Transportation by clicking the image on the left

Other series from Michigan Prints

Series 1
Mackinac Island

Series 2
Other Michigan Resorts

Series 3
Lake scenes and Lighthouses

Series 4

Series 5

Series 6
Old Time

Series 7
Michigan Landmarks

Series 8
Skiing / Winter

Series 9

Albion Michigan Cascarellis Print
ALbion College Quad print
Albion Michigan
Albion College

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Michigan Prints are now acid-free! These giclée prints are matted with all acid-free archive-quality materials. Every print includes a legend on the back. Each print also includes a mini catalogue card of related scenes. More information about the products we offer:

Our new Large giclée prints are limited edition, numbered and hand-signed by the artist.
The art measures approximately 12" x 18." This new larger size print is matted to 18" x 24."
Large size prints are $400 plus tax and shipping.

Our Medium giclée print (formerly called "large") is our most popular size. The art measures approximately 11" x 14". This print is a limited edition print, numbered and hand-signed by the artist, and matted to 16" x 20". Medium size prints are $250 plus tax and shipping.

Our Small giclée print (formerly called medium) is still available. The size of the art is approximately 8 1/2" x 11" and matted to 11" x 14". The print is hand-signed by the artist.
Small size prints are $120 plus tax and shipping.

We also offer a Mini giclée print which is 3 1/2" x 5" and matted with acid-free materials to 5" x 7". There is a legend on the back of each print that is removable and can be added to the back of your frame later if desired. The legend is hand initialed by the artist.
Mini Prints are $35 each plus tax and shipping.

On the back of all prints is a legend, with information about the scene and its history. We also include mini photos of related scenes, about Giclée prints and about the artist.
Each print comes in a clear acid-free baggie.

Acid-Free Note Cards 5" x 7"
Each note card has a legend on the back of the card.
Price for the note cards is $6 each plus tax and shipping.

Boxed Note Cards 5" x 7"
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Boxes of 25 note cards, either all the same, or in related sets are $75.
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We offer custom made larger prints of our art in large format 30" or more across.
These are available for most of the designs, please contact us to ask about availability and pricing of a particular scene.
Prices start at $500 for the custom larger scale scenes.
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