Mead Cycle Company must have produced more ad copy than any other early-twentieth-century maker, because their propaganda shows up everywhere I look for old ads. So, I’ve acquired several Mead ads; but this is my best one, for sure. I just love the concept that your bicycle is all-important year-round, and the tie-in with monthly holidays, getting the pumpkin, lugging home the Christmas tree, watching the Independence Day parade, etc. Check out that giant catalog, too. If you spot one somewhere, let me know!

1921 Mead Cycle Company Ad


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