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New York and Coney Island Cycle March Two Step, By E. T. Paull
In collection
From the Smithsonian Collection
This two step depicts bicycling as a modern, heterosocial form of entertainment. Both men and women are riding on the wide avenue depicted on the front cover.
Physical Description
Sheetmusic. Lithograph by A. Horn and Company, Richmond, VA. Cover shows men and women riding bicycles along a wide promenade, with insets of Coney Island attractions. There is a circle of little bicyclists riding round the outside of the page, and the names of many cycle manufacturers including: Columbia, Stanley Victor, Rambler, Senith, Monarch, Cortland, Stearns, and Dauntless. Also listed on the cover are the following: Chicago, Ill., National Music Co. New York Crown Music Co. Chicago, Ill., F. J. A. Forster Co. Chicago Ill., Fred J. Hamill. Toronto, Can., Canadian-American Music Co. Ltd. Published by E. T. Paull Music Co. 46 West 28th Street, New York. Copyright 1896 by E. T. Paull.
Details
Date Made:
1896
Locations:
Illinois, New York, Virginia
Credit:
NMAH, Archives Center
History
Transportation is such a part of people's daily lives that music reflects the changing transportation scene. Popular music reflected the increasing popularity of bicycling in the late 19th century.

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