While digging around a few historic photos over the weekend, I found a few photos from the 1920s and 1930s with bikes in them. Above, you can see the corner of Frankfort Avenue and Pope Street in 1938, which, quite amazingly, looks nearly the same today as it did back then (except the brick streets and streetcar tracks, of course). Also visible are several cyclists who are braving a wet, cold winter commute. After the jump, a couple extra photos showing a group of children who biked to Louisville’s central library on York Street in 1921 and a parade of cyclists led by police escort on Southern Parkway in 1939.
[ Photos courtesy University of Louisville Photographic Archives. Reference URLs: here, here, here. ]
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Geez! Those library kids are vastly too small for those adult bikes.