Flashback Friday!

Flashback Friday! 

Image pulled from the Toronto Archives

By Claire McFarlane

It seems as if spring has finally arrived and this woman sure seems to agree.

Did you know that cycling played an important role in early feminism since women no longer had to depend on men for transportation? Susan B. Anthony once said, "I think [bicycling] has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world."

This woman from 1930 is wearing what would be considered very liberated clothing for the time, however, it was probably very practical for riding a penny farthing.

Related on the dandyBLOG:

Flashback Friday: Bicycle race at the Scarborough velodrome

From the days of the dandyhorse: the skirt lifter

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