Bicycle Stories

Corso cycliste
R + K unknown. P: Pathé. Fr 1898
Location: Vincennes, place de la mairie

Floral Parade of Lady Cyclists
K: Cecil M. Hepworth- P: Hepworth & Co. UK 1899

“There are several bicycle-themed film shorts produced in Britain around this time by the leading early film pioneers, many films also specifically figuring female cyclists. Another film from the same year (i.e. 1896) is Esmé Collings’s Bicycle Rider (1896). R. W. Paul, according to John Barnes the ‘founder of the British film industry’, was later joined by the companies of Cecil M. Hepworth and James Williamson as the leading British filmmakers of the time, and they all produced several bicycle-themed films. Some examples from Hepworth are Ladies on Bicycles (1899), Floral Parade of Lady Cyclists (1899), Comic Costume Race for Cyclists (1899), Egg and Spoon Race for Lady Cyclists (1899) (…)”
Lena Wånggren: New Women, New Technologies: The Interrelation between Gender and Technology at the Victorian Fin de Siècle. The University of Edinburgh 2012, p. 112 fn.

1818 to 1890s Bicycle Models
No credits. Fr 1915
Dutch intertitles
Print: EYE

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