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Six bicycle Racers at the Hartford (Connecticut) Wheel Club's bicycle tournament in Stamford, Connecticut, in 1889; twelve spectators are in the stands behind the racers.

Bike racers at the Hartford Wheel Club’s bicycle tournament

The bicycle racers posing for this 1889 photograph in Stamford, Connecticut, at the height of the national craze for bicycle racing could not have known that it also captured the end of an era.  At the time this photo was taken, bicycle racing was a hugely popular sport and top riders were handsomely compensated. The...

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