6 December 2009

Historical Cycle Chic

The Holy Antonius' Last and Greatest Temptation
This is a cartoon from 1899 featuring The Cycling Girl that had [still has - just look at this blog] such a massive impact on society. The text reads:

"The Holy Antonius' Last and Greatest Temptation". A cycling girl offering him a ride on a new-fangled tandem bicycle. The man was sold.

Tuborg Advert
Vintage Danish Tuborg beer advert featuring, yet again, the iconic cycling girl.
"A Tuborg tastes lovely on a bicycle ride!"

This latter advert features in a new exhibition at the Copenhagen City Museum called Copenhagen by Bike. All about the history of the bicycle in Copenhagen. I was involved in the exhibition and have a number of photos in it. You can read more about it here on Copenhagenize.com, including how to get there if you're in Copenhagen. It runs until June 2010.


Cecylia said...

I wish I could ride a bike =)

See my post about ladies on bikes: http://cecylia.com/2009/10/i-wish-i-could-ride-a-bike/

Kiwehtin said...

The first one reminds me of a classic cycling poster with a cycling maiden in the woods sorely tempting a holy ascetic to leave his vocation. I wish I could find it again!