Culture Magazine

For Spring: A Bicycle Ride in Paris, Circa 1900.

By Kena @ViralHistory
For Spring: A bicycle ride in Paris, circa 1900.
The Paris policeman asks:  "What's going on here !!"

To which the people in the crowd say:  "But Officer, we are admiring the pneumatic tires on this bicycle by  Kosmos.  They are marvelous !!"The poster, by artist Louis Oury for the tire company Le Kosmos (affiliated with Dunlap), was printed in Paris around 1900.   Click on the image and enjoy the detail -- the women's dresses, the policeman's face, and all the hats.Happy Meteorological Spring, which began yesterday (March 1).  Get outside and ride your bike.  


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Spring Cleaning for Alice Pike Barney

    Spring Cleaning Alice Pike Barney

    Claire Walker, Samuel H. Kress Fellow in Paintings Conservation at American Art's Lunder Conservation Center, tells us how conservators clean paintings. Claire... Read more

    By  Americanart
    ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • A New Dawn for Africa

    Dawn Africa

    Sunrise at Durban, South Africa. (Photo: Oscar Abello)While one should not refer to “Africa” as a single cohesive unit, 27 of the continent’s 30 largest... Read more

    By  Center For International Private Enterprise
    BUSINESS, ECONOMICS, POLITICS
  • A Plea for Modernism

    from Evan Mather on Vimeo.The Phillis Wheatley Elementary School, Louisiana has been celebrated worldwide for its innovative, regionally-expressive modern desig... Read more

    By  Architechnophilia
    ARCHITECTURE, CULTURE
  • A Call For Submissions!

    As the Sherman Oaks Poetry Examiner and I am now accepting submissions from local poets or authors who want to be featured on the Examiner.com. Read more

    By  Aprylskies
    BOOKS, CULTURE
  • A Call for Submissions

    Call Submissions

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Dear Artist, Poets Filmmakers, I am looking for featured guest poets, artists and filmmakers to feature on my blog for 2011, as... Read more

    By  Aprylskies
    BOOKS, CULTURE
  • A Road Map for Change

    Road Change

    Mapping advocacy impact. (Image: OSR)One of the aspects of CIPE’s work that deserves more discussion is the suite of evaluation methods that CIPE staff use to... Read more

    By  Center For International Private Enterprise
    POLITICS
  • Today I Went Looking for Inspiration in Paris - Again. I Took My...

    Today Went Looking Inspiration Paris Again. Took My...

    Today I went looking for inspiration in paris - again. I took my camera but just didnt find anything interesting. I walked from the Champs Elysee down Rue St... Read more

    By  Lauramoodley
    DIARIES