Shire velocipede, 1879, from the Smithsonian Collection.
(Catalog #: 248,087, Accession #: 47,898)
“This velocipede was donated to the Smithsonian in 1907. It was built at a rather late date for this type of vehicle: the high, wire-wheeled Ordinary was already on the market by 1879.”
(The velocipede was photographed in 1914 with Smithsonian Curator George C. Maynard.)