Monthly Archives: April 2011

Lady Cyclist Effigy at the Cambridge University Protest, 1897

In 1897, a proposal was put before Cambridge University’s Senate to grant full degrees to female graduates. Male students responded with outrage. The image above shows the scene in the market square on the day of the debate. An effigy … Continue reading

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The Way to Wareham: Lady Cyclists in Punch magazine cartoons, 1890s

Lady cyclists were a favorite subject for comment in the pages of satirical publications such as Punch. Hundreds of poems, diatribes, and cartoons on the topic were published in the years during and buffering the cycling craze. The lady cyclists … Continue reading

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