19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Wednesday, October 7, 1914: <<no entry>>
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Sigh . . another day with no diary entry.. . but while we’re waiting for Grandma to pick up her pen, I thought that you might enjoy this hundred-year-old bicycle ad.
15 thoughts on “100-year-old Bicycle Advertisement”
Adore the ad! Thanks.
I’m glad you liked it.
Grandma is really making you work, isn’t she???
She is. . .sigh.
It’s interesting that bikes don’t appear to have changed so much over 100 years! They’ve gotten fancier but the basic design has stood the test of time.
Apparently the bikes with the huge front wheel and tiny back wheel were from the 1800s–and they’d landed of the more modern bike design by the early 1900s.
C’mon Helena, cut your granddaughter a break and write something already! Pleaaassseeeee… ❤
I love the ad and those puncture proof tires would be great 🙂
I need those puncture proof tires. I had a flat tire on my bike last summer. 🙂
Love those olds ads with all the italics!
The italics, bolding and capitalization are so dramatic. The ad copy writer must have had fun writing this ad.
Looks a very sporty model.
Those dropped handlebars really give it a snazzy look.
10 days free trial? That’s taking a chance, untried riders might crash the bike.