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Vintage photo of French cycle racers smoking?
February 14, 2008 10:40 AM   Subscribe

I am looking for an old, black and white photo (circa early 1900s?) of some French bicycle racers, some with cigarettes dangling from their mouths.

I could swear I've seen this around, but then it came up in a conversation, and my Google skills are letting me down.
posted by everichon to Grab Bag (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Like this one?
posted by amro at 10:43 AM on February 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


This one?
posted by gyusan at 10:43 AM on February 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


http://www.bicycle-gifts.com/jpg/q45.jpg ?
posted by frieze at 10:45 AM on February 14, 2008


That's it. Ta!
posted by everichon at 11:02 AM on February 14, 2008


On an aside: I read they smoked before the hills to "lighten the lungs".
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 11:19 AM on February 14, 2008


The photo is found in the book An Intimate Portrait of the Tour de France, which is full of such gems.
posted by normy at 8:50 AM on April 3, 2008


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