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A Boy and His Bicycle, 1908

Bill James Jr. and his first Canadian bicycle. - 1907


4 responses

  1. Bruce Chown

    Hello Greg.

    That’s a great picture – the clenched hands holding on to the handlebars, the solemn face saying “This mine and you can’t have it”, the pride of ownership of a bicycle that probably cost his father a month’s wages or more. You should use it in your poster for next year’s Bicycle Show & Sale in Toronto.


    January 16, 2014 at 1:04 am

  2. Not a bad idea….
    Did you see the post labelled Mystery Photo?

    January 16, 2014 at 2:04 am

  3. If that bicycle cost $25.00-$30.00 in 1908 (which it probably did) it would be equal to $500.00 – $600.00 in today’s money.

    January 16, 2014 at 2:09 am

  4. Bruce Chown

    Yes, I saw your mystery photo and I agree with your conclusion. It’s obvious from the building with the curved frontage in the left side of both pictures. I used to have a friend in the 1940s who lived on Indian Road near Queen Street, but I don’t recognise any of the buildings in those photos, except the hospital.

    January 16, 2014 at 2:49 am

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