|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
This black and white photograph depicts the Ladies' Bicycle Club heading west past the Laconia Passenger Depot.
There are 9 women bicycling in the group, all wearing caps, long dark skirts, blouses (mostly white) with black neckties, and dark jackets with sleeves that are belled at the shoulders and fitted on the forearm. The road is dirt and one can see the tracks of the Laconia Street Railway at the right margin.
The newly completed passenger station is made entirely of stone with large porch roofs over platforms on either side. The main building has a hip roof with semi-circular additions on the first floor level off of the east and west sides. There is a car port at the south side of the structure.
A freight car sits under the platform at the left. One can see through to a building on the other side. Several bystanders stand beneath the porte cochere (car port) at the south side of the building. At the right side of this a woman stands next to a bicycle. Three businessmen stand to the south. Stamped on the verso in black ink is: "Feb 24 1964"
|Copyright||Copyright of Laconia Historical and Museum Society, Inc., Laconia, NH|
|Collection||Historical Photograph Collection|
|History of Ownership||Gift of J. Vinning, 1981.|
|Related Publications||1. Book: Huse, Warren D. "Images of America Series: Laconia." Dover, NH: Arcadia Publishing, an imprint of the Chalford Publishing Corporation, 1995. Page 102.|
|Repository||from the collection of Laconia Historical & Museum Society, Inc.|
Laconia Passenger Depot
Laconia Street Railway
Laconia, City of
Ladies' Bicycle Club
Architectural decorations & ornaments
Architecture, Craftsman Style
Bicycles & tricycles
Clothing & dress
Doors & doorways
Street railroad tracks