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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.

Charlie Skon's (in black suit) Bike club

Charlie Skon's (in black suit) Bike club

Charlie Skon's Bike Club, eastside of St. Paul, c.1900.

Woman and bicycle

Woman and bicycle

Woman with a bicycle, c.1900.

Ferodowill bicycle repair shop

Ferodowill bicycle repair shop

Ferodowill Bicycle Repair Shop, 86 Seventh Street, St. Paul, 1899.

Women with their bicycles

Women with their bicycles

Women with their bicycles, c.1898.

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