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TITLE
Penny-farthing
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_33_IV
PLACENAME
N/A
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11166
KEYWORDS
cycling
bicycles
Penny-farthing

A typical Victorian studio portrait, with its painted backdrop and studio props, in this case a penny-farthing bicycle. It is from the collection of Joseph Cook, a popular speaker in Inverness. He collected photographs on many subjects to illustrate his talks.

The penny-farthing was developed in the 1870s. Its name derives from two coins - the penny, a large coin, and the very much smaller farthing, a quarter of a penny. A new style of bicycle, similar to that used today, was introduced in the 1890s. The new style was very much easier and safer to use, and soon replaced the penny-farthing


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Penny-farthing

1890s

cycling; bicycles

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection

A typical Victorian studio portrait, with its painted backdrop and studio props, in this case a penny-farthing bicycle. It is from the collection of Joseph Cook, a popular speaker in Inverness. He collected photographs on many subjects to illustrate his talks.<br /> <br /> The penny-farthing was developed in the 1870s. Its name derives from two coins - the penny, a large coin, and the very much smaller farthing, a quarter of a penny. A new style of bicycle, similar to that used today, was introduced in the 1890s. The new style was very much easier and safer to use, and soon replaced the penny-farthing <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.