Tag Archives: 1896

Wheeling to Perdition – Rescuing Women from the Bicycle

Reading 1896 newspaper articles on the subject of women riding bicycles, the impression is that dissenting voices were few and far between. One of the most outspoken critics was the Woman’s Rescue League. In Raising More Hell and Fewer Dahlias: … Continue reading

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Feminine Symmetry and Poise: Marguerite Lindley’s Advice to Wheelwomen

I have at long last tracked down a first-hand account of the specific speech given by Miss E. Marguerite Lindley (see my Coda to Loosing my mind) that is quoted so often, in The Omaha Daily Bee from 15th March, … Continue reading

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