Racing Roosters

The three chickens (well, roosters) image was produced by Raphael Tuck & Sons in the mid/late 1880s – like 1895 – for a Christmas Card.  It could well have been used as a Trade Card. It was published as a Chromolithograph.

The bicycle craze was so hot that manufacturers, retailers, artists, etc. used the bicycle to boost sales. High wheels obviously pre-date this period, so the image could be earlier, but a lot of these really kitcshy bike images are from around then.

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