Alan Mays

Alan Mays

Posted on 03/10/2014


Photo taken on March 10, 2014


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Don't Walk! Ride a Bicycle

Don't Walk! Ride a Bicycle
"Don't walk! Ride a bicycle. Horses are high, but bicycles are low. Good second-hand bicycles from $1.75 to $8.00....Special: new bicycles, $12.75....Geo. H. Muhlenberg, the experienced jeweler. Closed on Sundays. Phone 105. Box 8, Morgantown, Pa."

Mouse over the image to see enlargements of the spot illustrations depicting a Brownie riding a bicycle and a Brownie standing beside a "Look" sign. For another example of an advertisement that uses Brownies, see What Have You Found Now, Christopher Columbus?. For more on these creatures, see Wikipedia's articles on The Brownies and their creator Palmer Cox (1840–1924).

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Beth
Beth
This I can relate to!
4 years ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
Funy, today we would read : do not ride your car, buy a bicycle !!!
4 years ago.