A daredevil bicyclist riding his enormous two-wheeler down the Capitol’s House-side east front steps — it’s a famous image everyone recognizes. Any work even casually mentioning bicycles in Washington will refer to it; it’s been on the cover of books about Washington, but there’s much more to the story — of the photograph itself, of the event, of the 1890s bicycle craze in Washington it represented.
Progress continues at the DC Archives and Public Records Office on a number of fronts. Sarah LeClair has joined the staff as an archivist. Move planning continues: OPR has a … Continue reading