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Bicycles Brought Sense of Freedom for American Women

One of the underappreciated but significant developments on the road to women's emancipation in the United States was the introduction of the bicycle. The significance of the two-wheeler is brought to life at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Historical interpreter Julie Garner — the Wheelwoman — portrays Louise, a fictional character from the late 1890s, as she rides around the museum on an 1898 Gendron Wheel Company Reliance model D. "She is your typical...

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