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May is National Bike Month

by Smithsonian Digital Library

The Libraries' trade literature collection has many fantastic examples of catalogs that give a glimpse into how advertising has shaped this country, including these two bicycle catalogs, one which is over 100 years old.

Kenwood Bicycle Mfg. Co., Catalogue for 1895, 1895



Kenwood Bicycle Mfg. Co.,
Catalogue for 1895, 1895

Pope Manufacturing Company, Columbia Bicycles, 1912

Pope Manufacturing Company, Columbia Bicycles, 1912


—Elizabeth Periale

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