Dan Patch and driver.

Dan Patch and driver.

Dan Patch and driver, c.1904.

Dan Patch driven by M.E. McHenry, his first trainer

Dan Patch driven by M.E. McHenry, his first trainer

Dan Patch driven by M.E. McHenry, his first trainer, in Dan Patch's younger days, c.1900.

Dan Patch and driver

Dan Patch and driver

Dan Patch and driver, c.1904.

Dan Patch

Sired by a champion pacer and born in 1896, Dan Patch was bred to be a racehorse. At first glance, though, his chances didn't look too good. He had long legs, knobby knees, and worst of all, a sweet disposition—not considered an asset in the hypercompetitive world of harness racing.

Bender, Charles Albert (1884–1954)

The National Baseball Hall of Fame credits Charles Albert Bender with inventing the slider, a curveball with extra speed. Like his patented pitch, Bender's life course was a circuitous one, beginning on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota.

High Grade Bicycles

High Grade Bicycles

Advertising poster from S.F. Heath Cycle Co. of Minneapolis, undated.

Bicycle license plate

Bicycle license plate

Bicycle path license issued by the City of Minneapolis in 1902.

Woman's bicycle cape

Woman's bicycle cape

Woman's bicycle cape of tan wool with a yoke, stand-up collar and same collar top-stitching. The circular cape is lined in an art nouveau printed cotton of pink, blue, black, brown, tan and beige.

Woman's bicycle skirt

Woman's bicycle skirt

Woman's ankle-length wool bicycle skirt, 1900.

'Majestic' carbide bicycle lamp

'Majestic' carbide bicycle lamp

Brass carbide bicycle lamp patented in 1899, c.1900.

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