Victor Bicycles Poster,Will. H Bradley,1896
William Henry Bradley (July 10,1868 - January 25,1962) was an American Art Nouveau illustrator and artist. Nicknamed the "Dean of American Designers" by The Saturday Evening Post,he was the highest paid American artist of the early 20th century. The flagship product of the Overman Company was the Victor Bicycle. The Victor Bicycle made extensive use of interchangeable parts,an innovation which allowed the owner to make minor repairs,without bringing the bicycle to a professional mechanic. The metal parts of the Victor bicycle were all steel; it was the first bicycle to use no cast metal parts. It was also one of the first bicycles to use a hollow pneumatic tire. In 1896,there was a bicycle craze and an economic slump,such that hundreds of manufacturers got into the bicycle business. This created a massive over-production,followed by a crash in bicycle prices. Despite this competition,Overman held firm to its $100 bicycle prices,which hurt sales. By December 1897,the company,facing bankruptcy,was in debt for over a half-million dollars,their shops closed,and hundreds of employees were thrown out of work.
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38,0Mo (2,6Mo) / 38,1cm x 25,0cm / 4500 x 2955 (300dpi)