KHS has more of Mr. Stebbins work. Our window display right now is a collection of his photos entitled, "Old Men".
Canisteo photographer A. B. Stebbins immortalized this athletic (and well-balanced) cyclist from the days before our modern "safety bicycle" appeared in the 1890s. On this model the high wheel is in the rear, while it was more commonly found in front. The pedals pump up and down, rather than describing a complete circle. We see that our friend has spent a little extra money to indulge himself with a spoon brake -- brakes were optional equipment back then. Steve Cotton provided this image for us... at 4 PM on Friday, February 7 Steve will deliver our next Winter Lecture, showing lots of pictures from this prolific turn-of-the-century photographer. We hope you'll join us at Bath Fire Hall.