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Title Staten Island Bicycle Club Tea crowd with wheels in line
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date June 25, 1895
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W print. Men and women, with their safety bicycles, stand in a row across a road. Violet Ward stands in the center of the group, wearing a dark color suit and hat; the woman standing third from left appears to be her sister Caroline. The other women wear suits (possibly bicycling outfits) or blouses and skirts. Most of the men wear suits with knickers. The building that is partially visible at right is likely the Staten Island Bicycle Club, which was located in St. George, Staten Island.
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 3.5 x 4.625
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Photographer Alice Austen and her friend Violet Ward were active members of the Staten Island Bicycle Club. The Staten Island Historical Society's archives contain a postcard invitation to the event seen in this photograph. The card reads "Bicycle Run, / STATEN ISLAND BICYCLE CLUB. / THE STATEN ISLAND BICYCLE CLUB invites you to ride with / them on Tuesday afternoon, June 25. Meet at the Staten Island / Bicycle Club at St. George at 4.30 o'clock. The start will be / made at 5 o'clock, to wheel for an hour and return to the club / to the bicycle tea, a notice of which has been sent to you." The Committee members listed on the card include Miss Alice Austen and Miss Violet Ward.
Earliest Date 1895
Latest Date 1895
Subjects Bicycles & tricycles
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Ward, Maria E.
Ward, Caroline Constantia
Catalog Number 50.015.0002
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, September 2013.
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