|Title||Lake Washington bicycle path, Seattle, September 21, 1902 |
|Photographer||Waite, Alvin H. (Alvin Henry), 1862-1929 |
|Notes||Notes in inventory: Seattle, Wash. 1529-13th Ave. On Lake Washington Bicycle Path. Between Madison St. Bridge and the Lake. |
At the beginning of the 19th century, most people walked to their destinations, rode astride or in a carriage behind a friendly steed, took a streetcar, or pedaled chain-driven bicycles, which arrived in the 1890s. By 1900 more than 40 Seattle firms were selling bicycle models ranging in price from $25 to $150. Bicycle clubs attracted hundreds of members and miles of bike trails were maintained throughout the area. Mayor George Cotterill (1865-1958) championed the development of some of the first bike routes ever built by an American city.
PH Coll 291.323
|Subjects (LCSH)||Bicycle trails--Washington (State)--Seattle|
|Location Depicted||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Alvin H. Waite Photographs|
|Order Number||WAT157 |
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|Negative Number||UW24145z |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||Alvin H. Waite Photograph Collection. PH Coll 291|
|Object Type||Photograph |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 150 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2003. |