Bicycle-shaped Candy Mold

During the bicycle craze of the 1890s, millions of men and women took advantage of the speed and ease of riding safety bicycles. They explored rural roads, took pleasure rides, commuted to work, and enjoyed the expanded freedom and mobility that bicycles offered compared to trains. Euphoria over biking led to a celebration of the new road culture. Decorated items such as drinking cups, racing medals, and match cases often bore images of bicycles. Confectioners even made candy in the shape of bicycles, complete with tiny handlebars and drive chain.
Object Name
mold, candy
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 2 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in; 6.35 cm x 3.81 cm x 15.875 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Road Transportation
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
Road Transportation
Object Project
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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