Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Plus ca change...

This news article from the Paris bureau of the New York Times:

"It is a long day since people began to worry and speculate about the needed change in the cab system... The [drivers] in a recent meeting complained most bitterly of the cycle mania. They are fast losing half their morning errand business... Every man owns a cycle and every society woman follows suit.

"All the high life take [a] spin every day. It is the intention of the social dictators to do their morning errands, shopping, etc., with the cycle.

"The costume... they find perfectly decent, respectable and comfortable, and fashion wills that a dress revolution shall now be the outcome of the exercise..."

Published: June 3, 1894

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