So many questions! How does one get up on one of these things? Where are the brakes? Why are the handlebars so low? How does one stay up? Why design a bike like this? Why are these two gentleman dressed up so smartly to go for a bike ride where they could potentially go for a spill? Why was is it called a "penny farthing" bicycle? Can you imagine???
Penny Farthing bicycles
Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.

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