Cover image for The bicycle : boneshakers, highwheelers, and other celebrated cycles
Title:
The bicycle : boneshakers, highwheelers, and other celebrated cycles
Author:
King, Gilbert.
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Publication Information:
Philadelphia, Pa. : Courage Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
127 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780762412624
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This photographic survey is richly illustrated with images of one of the world's largest private collections of bicycles from the 1850s to the 1950s and includes some never-before-published photographs. From antique high wheelers and "boneshakers" to tandems, tricycles, and circus clown bikes, it proves a fascinating historical retrospective of the bicycle's development and evolution. Gil King is a writer, editor, and photographer whose work has appeared in many national publications.


Author Notes

Gilbert King is the author of Woman, Child For Sale: The New Slave Trade in the 21st Century , which was selected by the Detroit Free Press as one of its ten notable books of 2004. In the award-winning documentary Willie Francis Must Die Again , narrated by Danny Glover, King is interviewed on camera. In addition, King has contributed articles to numerous newspapers and magazines, including Ring Magazine , Playboy , and the San Diego Union . King lives in New York City.