A pair of smokin dames on their motorbikes in Britain, 1930s. Photographs of women motorcyclists from this time period always fascinate me; society norms changing quickly through the early 1900s allowed women to exercise and enjoy some new freedoms. Can you imagine wearing a corset on a motorcycle? Original photo source unknown, though I suspect its from historial archives. [ more from the 1930s ]
Creator: Saidman Date: c. 1936 Description: A photograph of two cyclists studying a map, taken around 1936 by Saidman for the Daily Herald. The picture was taken to illustrate a story about a Youth Hostel in Ewhurst, Surrey. The Youth Hostels Association of Great Britain was formed in 1930. The Youth Hostel in Ewhurst ran from 1936 to 1983.