Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel.” ~ Susan B. Anthony, 1896 1890, Ducks Tape, Vintage, Bikes, Cycling, Bicycles Circa, Woman, Wheels, Circa 1895
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Tandem bike. This reminds me of the old song.. 'Sadie, Sadie give me your answer do. I'm half crazy all for the love of you. It won't be a fancy marriage. I can't afford a carriage. But you'd look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two.'
Interviewed in New York World in 1896, Susan B. Anthony declared that bicycling had ‘done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.’ Previously, women had had some difficulty to travel alone, let alone to own their own means of transportation. Though, at first, bicycles were expensive, and were also large machines unsuited to female riding, by the 1920s working class people could at last own their own vehicle. And women could ride on their own, without male supervision.