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The Jewish Woman who biked across the world, circa 1885.
From the series 10 Photos Of Jewish Women Being Awesome
In the late 1800′s a young Jewish mother suddenly took America by storm.  What was her accomplishment?  Why, riding a bicycle across the world, of course.  This woman, born Annie Cohen Kopchovsky, but better known as Annie Londonberry, reportedly made a wager with a few boys down at the Boston club that she could not only ride across the world on a bike, but also make $5,000 doing so.  And that she did, taking only a change of clothes and a revolver with her.
Annie made her $5,000 by turning herself into a billboard, wearing advertisements for companies that wanted their names spread through the streets of the world.  She made her way from Chicago to New York to Paris, and continued on to countries and cities like Egypt, Jerusalem, modern-day Yemen, Colombo, and Singapore.
Annie considered herself a “New Woman” and claimed she went on the journey to prove that she could do anything a man could do.  Later, Susan B. Anthony remarked about Annie’s journey thusly: “Bicycling has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.”

The Jewish Woman who biked across the world, circa 1885.

From the series 10 Photos Of Jewish Women Being Awesome

In the late 1800′s a young Jewish mother suddenly took America by storm.  What was her accomplishment?  Why, riding a bicycle across the world, of course.  This woman, born Annie Cohen Kopchovsky, but better known as Annie Londonberry, reportedly made a wager with a few boys down at the Boston club that she could not only ride across the world on a bike, but also make $5,000 doing so.  And that she did, taking only a change of clothes and a revolver with her.

Annie made her $5,000 by turning herself into a billboard, wearing advertisements for companies that wanted their names spread through the streets of the world.  She made her way from Chicago to New York to Paris, and continued on to countries and cities like Egypt, Jerusalem, modern-day Yemen, Colombo, and Singapore.

Annie considered herself a “New Woman” and claimed she went on the journey to prove that she could do anything a man could do.  Later, Susan B. Anthony remarked about Annie’s journey thusly: “Bicycling has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.”

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