This image of a blue heron riding a high wheel bike is by Ian Sullivan Cant and is available for sale. The blue heron is a common bird in the Kawartha region and animals riding high wheel bicycles were a common illustration used by advertisers at the turn of the century.
This artwork along with about a dozen historical images and one replica big wheel bike will be displayed as a pop-up exhibit in Peterborough in November through to January. Read more and see images from the exhibit on the Home page.
A pop-up exhibit will launch on Dec. 3, 2018, at the Peterborough Public Library starting at noon.
A pop-up exhibit was held in Peterborough, Ontario, at B!KE on George Street launching on Friday November 2, 2018, starting at 5 p.m.
Historic images, including prints of this beautiful heron on a high wheel, along with a high wheel bicycle will be on display.
We would like to hear from members of the public who know more about the images in this exhibit. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the pop-ups and write in the book if you have a bicycle history story to share.
The Bicycle Museum is a project by Dandyhorse Media Inc.