centerlogobigAAD logo

enarzh-CNnlfrdehiplrues
Art

128CF7A0 6E1D 4774 B1D7 F05F4A44E971Follow Ms. Bree Kleintop on Instagram, here

8B174CE1 7936 4FDD B392 9883D36B45EALearn more about vintage posters, here

3CDC7534 428A 422E 802D A57F73EB1803

64127EF7 14D0 4DAC 93B2 AF95BE8BC7D5

Ever seen Marilyn Monroe riding a Penny Farthing?

 

To be honest, “penny farthing”  makes me feel dizzy just by looking at the photo of it, but the daredevils of the yesteryear were not afraid to do so.  There is something weird and beautiful about these huge wheeled bicycles that makes you think of  how much fun these guys had riding  the funny looking high wheel.

The penny-farthing, also known as a high wheel, high wheeler and ordinary, is a type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a much smaller rear wheel. It was popular after the boneshaker until the development of the safety bicycle in the 1880s. It was the first machine to be called a “bicycle.”

Read more on Vintage News:

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/06/17/ever-seen-marilyn-monroe-riding-a-penny-farthing-look-at-some-of-these-wacko-pictures-of-ladies-on-this-strange-bike-2/

3CDC7534 428A 422E 802D A57F73EB1803

You may also like to read:

*  Archaeologists find ‘Britain’s Atlantis’ 8,000 years after it was ‘swallowed by the sea’ 

Social-media influencers: Incomes soar amid growing popularity

This $25 Instagram training can help turn you into an influencer

   

About the Author

AAD REPORTS

AAD REPORTS

AAD REPORTS   Reports, news and opinion from Art-Antiques-Design.com