A Vintage Ride
Elsa Von Blumen
Caroline Wilhelmina Kiner Roosevelt ~ October 6, 1859 - June 3, 1935
The Penny Farthing is a fitting symbol for a local Rochester museum as it was a young Rochistarian that found fame atop one.
Using the name of Elsa Von Blumen, Carrie Kiner rode competitively at a time when few had even considered the possibility. She took on male cyclists and even a horse. She rode for prize money and on occasion to raise money for charitible concerns.
Approximetely 2500 people assembled at Rochester's Driving Park to watch Elsa race against a horse named Hattie.
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