Category Photographs

Travel Nostalgia

Over Christmas, my mom had me go through my closet and drawers of my childhood bedroom and purge many of my photo albums, as well as personal paraphernalia like ribbons and medals from various sporting events. It felt good to let go of this clutter, and have a good laugh while reading old notebooks from […]

Tallulah and the Favourite Angel

He stood like a statue in front of the check-out counter. His eyes were completely glazed over and he was obviously enraptured with something, or someone, muttering incoherent thoughts. The other library patrons, while used to the strange and the mentally ill, were shifting in their creaky wood chairs and were evidently becoming uncomfortable. I […]

New heroes – Jutta Kleinschmidt and the Dakar rally racers

I’ve been trolling the internet for some time gathering rad vintage photos of women ripping on their motorcycles or working on motorbikes. I generally try to avoid posed photos unless I’m feeling fairly confident that the woman in the photo owns it. So, when I was exploring a wikipedia entry of the epic Dakar rally […]

MYSTERY VINTAGE LADY BIKERS – PT. 2

It’s been awhile since I posted some of my favourite finds from my Pinterest page (see Part One here). So here is another batch of ruling mystery biker ladies from back in the day! I like the “Queen and King” seat in this photo, since it’s obvious that this bike is hers! It’s definitely from […]

Mystery Vintage Lady Bikers – Pt. 1

As a librarian I can get pretty obsessed with research and scouring the internet. So, when I innocently started a Pinterest board featuring vintage photos of women motorcycle riders I got hooked.  I’m also not content with simply pinning an image… I want a story!  I’m currently just shy of 300 photos from the early […]