The Penny Farthing is also referred to as the 'High' or 'Ordinary' bicycle, and the first one was invented in 1871 by British engineer, James Starley

But these bikes were soon surpassed by the main Victorian Era bicycle, with its trademark humongous front wheel!

Penny Farthings; Crazy Ride or Nostalgic Bliss?

Also known as the LIKE A SIR version of: "Dey see me rollin, dey hatin".

Happy 90th Birthday Marilyn Monroe!   RELATED: Penny Farthing Race Crash -   #marilynmonroe #pennyfarthing #happybirthday #NormaJeane #bicycle

vintage everyday: Marilyn Monroe on a penny-farthing bike in 1949

penny farthing by kate lindop

Work produced for the spring collection for Brat and Suzie, t-shirt/vest/jumper design.


the great velocipede migration and other stories

Drawing from an 1887 German encyclopedia of various velocipedes, penny-farthings and other human-powered vehicles. Who Invented the Bicycle?

Descansando as asas.

Anjer flamingo eenwieler fiets print kunstdruk - Pink Flamingo gentleman rides a Bike Bicycle Unicycle. Victorian Steampunk Collage of vintage victorian engravings, illustrations and my own drawings on fancy German Hahnemühle deckle edged engrav.