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Capturing the History of the Bicycle with Original Contemporary Photographica

Capturing the History of the Bicycle with Original Contemporary Photographica Online

You are cordially invited to join us for a presentation of historic bicycle photographs. These images are all original from Lorne Shields’ private collection assembled over 50 years. They capture the historical development of early Manumotive and Pedimotive vehicles to the bicycle and its siblings the Monocycle, Tricycle and Quadricycle. Be it in water, on land or in the air a camera was there to seize the image. The presentation includes photos with cycle cameras and equipment with others by important photographers of the past. Antique Victorian social photographs will highlight fashionable sporting ladies and gentlemen of the era. These informative, unusual, rare or captivating images will be presented here in a coherent time frame.  


Lorne Shields, of Toronto Canada, has been an avid collector and researcher of early bicycling history for over 50 years. He has had objects from his collection on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto Canada, Museé d’Industrie et Science in St. Etienne France, Velorama in Nijmegen The Netherlands (their national cycle museum) and many others.  He has presented at numerous venues worldwide including George Eastman House at Rochester NY, many throughout the USA, England, France, Portugal, Italy, The Netherlands, The Czech Republic, Belgium and Canada. His collection includes virtually every facet of early cycling photographica, ephemera and memorabilia as well as the cycles themselves.  

Presented in association with The Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum, Buffalo NY.

Copyright 2023 Lorne Shields

Monday, October 30, 2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Central Library
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  Adults     All Ages  
  Department - Arts & Literature  

Registration is required. There are 194 seats available.


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