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Title [Daisy Elliott on a bicycle]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date ca. 1895
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W print. Daisy Elliott, leaning to her right, simulates rounding a curve on a bicycle; a pole and a rock are propped against the rear tire to keep the bicycle steady. She is seen from the back, in front of a draped backdrop. She appears to be wearing a dark colored blouse and a long skirt.
Print size 8 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.

This photograph corresponds to the "Bicycling for Ladies" illustration captioned "Incorrect Position -- Leaning Against the Inclination," which appears in the book opposite page 24.
Earliest Date 1894
Latest Date 1895
Subjects Bicycles & tricycles
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Ward, Maria E.
Elliott, Daisy
Catalog Number 50.015.2534
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2016.
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