Smithsonian Snapshot 1879 Shire Velocipede

The Smithsonian has created the Smithsonian Snapshot series, a weekly look into one particular item from their vast collection. The Shire velocipede was donated to the Smithsonian in 1907. This photo shows Smithsonian curator George C. Maynard with the Shire in 1914, an 1879 model that was a later version of the original [...]