Woman riding a Bike, ca. 1900s

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Woman Riding a Bike, ca. 1900s-1910s

The American civil rights leader, Susan B. Anthony, wrote in 1896:

I think [the bicycle] has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world. I rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a bike. It gives her a feeling of self-reliance and independence the moment she takes her seat; and away she goes, the picture of untrammelled womanhood.

source: Simple Insomnia

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