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On Ladies Lounge today, the Winthrop Convertible Bicycle Skirt, available at L.S. Ayres in 1896 (above) and an article about a bicycle riding skirt, the patent for which had just been filed. Is it the same skirt? It doesn’t seem to be to me–so check out the marketing of special bicycle skirts for women…

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Wouldn’t it be fun to ride a bike and play sports in the above number?

And check out these “Ben Hur” Bicycles sold on the corner of Pennsylvania and Market, and free lessons given away with the purchase of a bike! Weeeeee!

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