Annie Londonderry

– the first woman to go around the world on a bicycle

“A Foolish Little Maid”

The May issue of the Saint Paul Daily Globe in 1897 carried this illustration of a female cyclist encountering a cable car:

There was a little maid,
And she had a little wheel.
In front of cable cars she loved to roam, roam, roam.
But like a stupid dunce
She slipped her pedal once
And lugged her bike in pieces to her home, home, home.

The press obviously did not think much of women cycling in Annie Londonderry’s day.

Advertisements

Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: