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Catalog Number H1981.0002.0002
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description 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"
Date 1900 abt.
Copyright Copyright of Laconia Historical and Museum Society, Inc., Laconia, NH
Collection Historical Photograph Collection
Earliest Date 1898.0
Latest Date 1905.0
Place Depot Street,
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.
Additional Information 0.0
Repository from the collection of Laconia Historical & Museum Society, Inc.
People Unknown Woman
Search Terms Depot Square
Veteran's Square
Laconia Passenger Depot
Laconia Street Railway
Laconia, City of
Ladies' Bicycle Club
Subjects 1900s
Architectural decorations & ornaments
Architectural details
Architectural elements
Architectural sculpture
Architecture
Architecture, Craftsman Style
Bicycles & tricycles
Bicycling
Building materials
Buildings
Businessmen
Clothing & dress
Clubs
Depots
Doors & doorways
Dress
Girls
Hats
Leisure
Men
Mud
Organizations
Passengers
Porte cocheres
Rail transportation
Railroad depots
Railroad facilities
Railroad handcars
Railroad stations
Railroads
Railways
Recreation
Shirts
Skirts
Stone buildings
Stone cutting
Stone masonry
Stone working
Stonecutting
Stonemasonry
Street railroad tracks
Street railroads
Streetcars
Streets
Suits (Clothing)
Ties (Neckwear)
Transportation
Transportation facilities
Windows
Women