2021-02 Raynors HCA Live
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Very unusual albumen photograph of "Troop D. Monte Vista, Colo. May 30, 1897" as identified on verso in period ink, 6-7/8"x4-3/4." This excellent toned image depicts eight members of the Troop D mounted bicycle riders. All in uniform and armed with swords and rifle slung at shoulder. Fine image. Bicycle infantry are infantry soldiers who maneuver on (or, more often, between) battlefields using military bicycles in a form of foot drill called bike drill. The term dates from the late 19th century, when the "safety bicycle" became popular in Europe, the United States, and Australia. Historically, bicycles lessened the need for horses, fuel and vehicle maintenance. Though their use has waned over the years in many armies, they continue to be used in unconventional armies such as militias.
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Rare Bicycle Infantry Photograph

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