Women’s right to ride, turn of the century

Women’s right to ride, turn of the century. Courtesy of Dalhousie University Archives, Waldren Studios Collection, 108-001. The local news in The Casket of May 27, 1897, p. 8, doubled as a classified section: “ C. B. Whidden & Son have been adding to their bicycle lines new ladies’ and gents’ bikes, and a new […]

Cross-dressing c 1910

Cross-dressing c 1910. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Betty Cameron The history of women’s right to ride a bike coincided with the modern women’s movement in the 19th century. In 1895, Frances Willard, the long time President of the early American Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU)and World’s WCTU wrote the book. How I Learned to […]