Most of the bicycle items appear to be from other parts of the county. Still there are a few local favorites.
We especially love this “tweed ride” photo of Edison Illuminating Company employees in 1895.
In the 1890s, the safety bicycle became a way for many workers to travel to and from their jobs. This group of employees from the Edison Illuminating Company poses with their bikes for a photograph taken about 1895. The photographer was a fellow employee at the company and also owned a bicycle, Henry Ford.
Mr. Ford was better at building cars than framing his photograph.
They also have the only known version of the ten-person Oriten bicycle by Orient. They also have a photo of it from 1899 on a street in Detroit .