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Bust food, opium, weak women pills and bicycle suits: Sears Roebuck catalogue, 1897

I’m working on a long and detailed posting on the impact of Sears Roebuck & Co on the bicycle retailers of the late 1890s and through until about 1905. I’ll be featuring one or two of the catalogue scans below. Some won’t make it into the piece so are placed here for your amusement.

The fake ‘tache and beard may help explain my earlier posting about cross-dressing and the cycling lesbians and feminists of the 1890s.

Bicycle suits. Sears Roebuck & Co. catalogue 1897

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