|Lovejoy from Wikipedia|
While the talk isn't going to be about bikes or transportation, it is interesting to note that Lovejoy herself bicycled in the 1890s and early 1900s when it was popular, but moved in 1906 to the car when she acquired one for herself.
The story of women and bikes is complicated by class, and as cars became markers of higher status, and offered greater speed and shelter from the elements, higher-status women who could afford them moved on to this newer - and more expensive - ground transportation technology.
|London Suffrage Advocates, 1913|
|Portland Suffrage Advocates, 1912|
Anyway, Lovejoy seems like an interesting character, and the talk will likely be a good one.
(Suffrage Truck clip: “‘Neither Head nor Tail to the Campaign’: Esther Pohl Lovejoy and the Oregon Woman Suffrage Victory of 1912.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 108:3, Fall 2007)
Keep Highland Fun
Over the weekend a video about the Highland neighborhood started making the rounds, and it's great to see that it highlights bikes!
|Clips from Keep Highland Fun|
KHF from Brian Watson on Vimeo.