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Title [Violet Ward and Daisy Elliott with a bicycle]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date ca. 1895
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W print. Violet Ward and Daisy Elliott pose with a bicycle, in front of a draped backdrop. Daisy stands on the bicycle with one foot on a pedal and one foot on the ground; she wears a dark colored belted garment with bloomers. Violet stands behind her, looking directly toward the camera, wearing a light colored suit with a long skirt.
Print size 7.875 x 6.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History In 1896, Alice Austen's close friend Violet Ward published the book "Bicycling for Ladies," which provided instruction in all aspects of bicycling including proper riding form, bicycle repairs, and appropriate clothing. The book's illustrations were created from photographs taken by Alice Austen, with their friend Daisy Elliott as the model.
Earliest Date 1894
Latest Date 1895
Subjects Bicycles & tricycles
Sport clothes
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Ward, Maria E.
Elliott, Daisy
Catalog Number 50.015.2519
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2016.
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