|Title||Two women with bicycles on Lake Washington bicycle path, Seattle, ca. 1901 |
|Photographer||Witter, A.A. |
|Date||ca. 1901 |
|Caption||The 1890s boom in bicycling hit Seattle and the rest of the country. Public and private money built a network of bicycle paths in Seattle and out into the wooded countryside. Four tracks were built for bike racing. As the city grew, many of the trails became streets and lost their use as bike paths.|
This photo shows two women riding their bicycles on the Lake Washington cycling path, sometime between 1900 and 1903. This cinder-covered trail began at Eighth Avenue and Pine Street and continued out through the woods to Lake Washington by way of Lakeview and Interlaken Boulevards. A Halfway House served sandwiches and drinks.
|Notes||Handwritten on verso: A.A. Witter photographer.|
Typed on sleeve: The Lake Washington Bicycle path (1900-1903) with two women and their bicycles stopped along the path. View towards Latona from the west side of Capitol Hill.
Caption by MOHAI staff.
|Subjects||Trails & paths--Washington (State)--Seattle; Cycling--Washington (State)--Seattle; Lakes & ponds--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Capitol Hill (Seattle, Wash.)
Union, Lake (Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||SHS2962 |
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|Credit Line||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Historical Society Collection |
|Physical Description||1 photographic print mounted on cardboard: b&w; 4 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original print as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 24-bit RGB color, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |