Hello, and welcome to the Season 3, Episode 16 of the Bones & Bobbins Podcast!
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The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 3, Episode 16: Feminism on Wheels
S03E16: Victorian dress reform, the Rational Dress Society, and the history of bicycles.
***For Victorian women, bicycles usher in both a newfound freedom and a new wave in practical, flexible fashion: Pants!
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Links to research materials:
Victorian Dress Reform:
- Bicycles, Bloomers, and the Vote: Dress Reform: https://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2019/11/bicycles-bloomers-and-the-vote-dress-reform/
- Rational Dress Society organized in London: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/85307987/rational-dress-society-organized-in/
- The Rational Dress Society and Victorian Dress Reform: https://blog.newspapers.com/the-rational-dress-society-and-victorian-dress-reform/
- Rational Dress Society London Exhibition 1883: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/85312554/rational-dress-society-london/
- Reforming Fashion, 1850-1914: Politics, Health, and Art: https://costume.osu.edu/2000/04/14/reforming-fashion-1850-1914-politics-health-and-art/
- Rational Dress Society: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_Dress_Society
- Victorian Dress Reform: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_dress_reform
History of the Bicycle:
- History com article: https://www.history.com/news/bicycle-history-invention
- Wikipedia Penny Farthing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny-farthing
- Wikipedia History of the Bicycle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_bicycle
- Literary Digest Article: https://books.google.com/books?id=Eqk5AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA548#v=onepage&q&f=false
- The Advertiser Article: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/2324407
- Jewish Women’s Archive article: https://jwa.org/thisweek/jun/25/1894/annie-cohen-kopchovsky