This entry was posted on January 14, 2014 by greg chown. It was filed under Uncategorized and was tagged with 1908, A Boy and His Bicycle, Toronto History.
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
Not a bad idea….
Did you see the post labelled Mystery Photo?
January 16, 2014 at 2:04 am
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
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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