Paul Frecker
Fine Photographs


An early cycling event
with a large number of Ordinaries

A carte-de-visite showing a meeting of early cycling enthusiasts. The outdoor portrait shows at least twenty young men posed with their penny-farthings or high-wheelers (more properly called an Ordinary). 

According to an inked inscription verso in a period hand, the man marked with an X is 'Grandpa,' only I can't find anyone in the portrait who is marked with an X. 

Photographer and location unidentified.

Condition: The print's tonal range could perhaps be a little punchier, and it presents one or two small blemishes; it is otherwise in fine condition. The mount is clean, firm and solid. 

price:  £100
code: cat014
penny-farthing, penny farthing, high wheeler, high-wheeler, ordinary, bicycle, bicycles, penny-farthings, penny farthings, high wheelers, high-wheelers