Steam Tricycle in Front of North Entrance to SIB

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Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
A similar photograph (negative# 5125) of the steam tricycle is also located along with this photograph.
Summary
This photo shows the Copeland steam-propelled tricycle in front of the Carriage Porch at the north entrance Smithsonian Institution Building (the Castle) on the Mall. The driver of the tricycle is its inventor, Lucius D. Copeland; the passenger is Frances Benjamin Johnston, who later became a noted Washington photographer. Standing to the left are patent attorney B. C. Poole and an associate, and the builder and promoter of the tricycle, Sandford Northrop. To the right are W. H. Travis and J. Elfreth Watkins, curator of the transportation section in the Smithsonian's U.S. National Museum, 1885-1903. At back right is Immanuel Moses Casanowicz, Assistant Curator, Division of Historic Archaeology at the U.S. National Museum, with a white beard, wearing a dark toque, and facing right.
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30A, Folder: 16
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic
Bicycles
Carriage Porch
Clothing and dress
North front
Steam engines
Transportation
Tricycles
Women
Inventions
Inventors
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Restrictions
No restrictions
Author
Unknown
Subject
Copeland, Lucius D
Watkins, J. Elfreth
Johnston, Frances Benjamin 1864-1952
Casanowicz, Immanuel Moses
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
1888
Place
United States of America, District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest, Smithsonian Institution Building
Type
Photographic print
Group, candid
Standard number
57818 or MAH-57818