The Letters: Requests for Bicycles
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Bicycles were not just for recreation. They were a child's means of getting to school, running errands, and meeting with friends.

Author Request Quote
A.L.C. (female, 14; MO) Bicycle for errands "If you could, send me a bicycle to ride when I go after washings."
M.B. (female, 8th Grade; MA) Bicycle for school "The school which I attend is very far."
E.E. (female, 12; OH) Subscribe to magazines to help her buy a bicyle "I am working hard to earn one, by selling 9, 3 year subscriptions."