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“Cycling to Suffrage” on The Bike Show, Resonance Radio

Want to know what an 1885 photo of a wax mannequin on a tricycle tells us about the dress reform movement? Or hear how the residents Malden reacted to the sight of a lady cyclist’s bloomers in 1890? Tune in to The … Continue reading

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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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