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Curtis Veeder, Inventor of the Cyclometer, Riding a Bicycle
1947
Draftsman:Drawn by HH Art Studios Inc. , American
Drawing; ink and gouache with graphite on white wove paper mounted to board
Primary Dimensions (height x width): 21 7/8 x 14 15/16in. (55.6 x 37.9cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Koopman and Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Schiro
Description: Drawing of several men and women riding bicycles down a small path or road. The man at the front of the line may be meant to represent Curtis Veeder, inventor of the cyclometer. Most of the people are wearing hats, the men appear to be wearing knickers, and women are wearing long skirts. One man in the background is riding an Ordinary bicycle.
Use Note: Original drawing number 36 of a series of 53 done for G. Fox & Co.'s 100th Anniversary. The drawings appeared in The Hartford Courant as full size advertisements on Sundays from December 29, 1946 to December 29, 1947. The drawing was later published in a book: G. Fox & Co. A Century in Connecticut. Hartford, 1948, p.36.
Inscription: Hand-written in pencil on recto at the lower left corner, "Nice feeling - / OK to plate / HH 7/23".
Object Number: 1980.93.23
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