"Kangaroo" Safety Bicycle

Files

kangaroo: blood.jpg

Title

"Kangaroo" Safety Bicycle

Subject

bicycle

Description

The "Kangaroo" Safety Bicycle is advertised as being faster than any bicycle, safer than any tricycle, 100 miles on the road, and a time of 7 hours 11 minutes and 10 seconds, every record of any kind of bicycle or tricycle eclipsed by 71 minutes. This advertisement has key points about its safety and how quick it is. I find it interesting they named it the "Kangaroo" Safety Bicycle. Why after a Kangaroo? Do they share the same qualities? I also think this advertisement is good at aiming toward an audience who is looking for activities to spend their time with. Compared to other advertisements that aim towards the consumers health, gifts, fashion, etc. this advertisement is different where it is advertising something that people can use in their free time.

Creator

Madeline Schulte

Source

MASC

Publisher

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/masc.htm

Date

1885-03-07

Identifier

1885_03_07_338_01_02

Citation

Madeline Schulte, “"Kangaroo" Safety Bicycle,” Digital Exhibits, accessed December 7, 2022, http://digitalexhibits.wsulibs.wsu.edu/items/show/4686.