|Title||[Violet Ward and Daisy Elliott with bicycles]|
|Object Name||Negative, Glass-plate|
|Photographer||Austen, E. Alice|
|Collection||Alice Austen Photograph Collection|
Original glass plate negative. Maria Ward (left) and Daisy Elliott, friends of the photographer, stand next to their bicycles in front of the Ward family home in Grymes Hill, Staten Island, New York.
|Exhibit Label Text||A bicycling craze swept the nation in the 1890s. This photograph shows two of Miss Austen's friends preparing to go for a ride. The suit worn by Violet Ward may be one of the bicycling outfits that were newly available in the mid-1890s, designed to make riding easier and safer for women.|
|Exhibit Label Text||In 1896, Violet Ward published the book Bicycling for Ladies, which taught women how to ride as well as addressing such issues as proper clothing and bicycle repair. The book's illustrations were created from photographs taken by Alice Austen.|
Bicycles & tricycles
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Ward, Maria E.
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