Cyclists diary 1887

In 1887 Walter H. Dutton was a 25 year old bachelor living at 13, Sandstone Road in the West Derby area of Liverpool. He and his 21 year old sister, Amy, his 23 year old brother, Arthur, and his 16 year old brother, Tom were all keen cyclists. Amy, Tom and possibly Arthur lived with Walter, their elder brother. Walt had a certain artistic ability (the 1891 census identifies him as a book-keeper and artist in oil and water colour) and in March 1887, when he acquired a new tricycle tandem and the latest safety bicycle, he decided to keep a sketchbook diary of the cycling activities of himself, family and friends. This diary contains all the sketches (well over 200) contained in Walt’s 1887 diary…

I made a version of that diary which fits well with an ipad and other mobile devices, thanks to for the files.

You can download a small file (ca. 10 mb) or the big file (ca. 100 mb, with much better resolution)  here

Have fun looking at the wonderful drawings!