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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

Michigan Prints are 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. Click here to see more information about giclée prints.

More information about the products we offer:

Large giclée prints by Maggie LaNoue are limited edition, numbered and hand-signed by the artist. The art measures approximately 12" x 18."
This size print is matted to 18" x 24," shipped flat and ready for you to have framed.
Large matted prints are $400, plus tax and shipping.

Medium giclée print is our most popular size. The art measures approximately 11" x 14". Medium prints are limited-edition, numbered and hand-signed by the artist, and matted to 16" x 20," shipped flat and ready for you to have framed. Medium size prints are $250, plus tax and shipping.

Small giclée print are approximately 8 1/2" x 11" and matted to 11" x 14," ready for you to have framed. The print is hand-signed by the artist.
Small size prints are $120, plus tax and shipping.

Mini giclée print are 3 1/2" x 5." and matted with acid-free materials to 5" x 7," ready for you to have framed. There is a Certificate of Authencity on the back of each print with a legend and information about the artist. The legend is hand initialed by the artist.
Mini Prints make great gifts. They are $35 each plus tax and shipping. Gift wrapping is available.

Note Cards by Maggie LaNoue 5" x 7"
Each note card has a legend on the back of the card.
Note cards are $6 each, plus tax and shipping.

Boxed Note Cards 5" x 7"
Boxes of 5 cards either all the same, or in related sets are $25.
Boxes of 10 note cards, either all the same, or in related sets are $45.
Boxes of 25 note cards, either all the same, or in related sets are $75.
Contact us about boxed notes if they do not appear on the order form.

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.
These prints are professionally printed on museum grade watercolor paper and come with a certificate of authenticity. Canvas wraps are also available.

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