American Cycling Suit of wool, leather, silk, linen, and cotton. Ensemble features a bifurcated skirt that allowed the rider a more comfortable ride while also giving the modest appearance of a skirt at front.
From Conventions to Curators: Period Steampunk Fashions
Suit, Cycling This particular ensemble features a patented bifurcated skirt that allowed the rider a more comfortable ride while also giving the modest appearance of the skirt at front. Other more daring ensembles featured fully bifurcated Knickerbockers.
Anna Held was a famous Ziegfeld girl and is often credited with helping Ziegfeld establish his famous Ziegfeld Follies. A picture of her on her bicycle was part of a montage of “Actresses as Bicycle Riders” Jordan, Marsh Co.