Fine Art Vintage Poster Prints from the Belle Epoque, the golden age of posters. We offer the most extensive group of vintage cycling poster prints available. Posters from the 1880’s through the 1940’s tell of a bygone era when the bicycle was the new innovative mode of transportation. Many of the brands and races advertised on the posters no longer exist yet they are a part of a great heritage. In the 1890’s as the Victorian age was coming to a close the bicycle was becoming a major social force in society. A horse drawn carriage was slow, trains were limited as to where they could take you and the automobile was still a toy of the eccentric rich. The bicycle was an affordable efficient mode of transportation available to almost everyone. The bicycle empowered women to go where they wanted when they wanted and is why so many women are featured in these early posters. In 1896 there were over 125 bicycle manufacturers in the US producing over 1 million bicycles a year. Enjoy this walk through history from when the bicycle was truly the King of the Road.