Friday, May 3, 2013

Messenger Boy on Bicycle



We finish out Western Union Week with this photograph of a Messenger Boy delivering messages on a Bicycle. The picture was taken in Washington DC. Interesting to note the horse-drawn wagon in the background. 

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  1. Interesting photo of a chipper lad on his messenger bike. Being a cyclist, I am curious about his bike -- the down curved handles for instance. Do you know which year the photo was taken? (Coaster brakes weren't invented until 1898.)
    Great week, PJM.
    -Anne K.

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    1. This is a Lewis Hine photograph and was taken in 1912.

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    2. Thank you!
      -Anne K.

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  2. What a great photo!

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