Penny Farthing Bike – Circa 1920s


This framed print of a man mounting a penny farthing bike in the 1920s will start some conversations in your home!  Framed under glass, this art has lettering on the glass creating a shadowbox look.  Custom captions are available – add your own creative touch to this artwork!

Product Description

This reproduction old photo shows a man getting onto a Penny Farthing bike in the 1920s.  By that time, the large wheel bicycles had been mostly replaced by “safety bicycles” (like we have today).  Safety bicycles were pioneered in the 1880s and 1890s.

  • Framed in reclaimed wood, finished with dark wax
  • Reproduction photo is mounted under glass
  • Lettering on the glass creates a shadowbox effect
  • Sample shown in photo is size small
  • Standard option will have lettering that reads “The hardest part is getting started”
  • Optional caption available – up to 40 characters including spaces
  • If optional caption is chosen, it will replace the lettering across the bottom.  We will layout the caption so that it fills the available space.  We will use our discretion to determine the best layout.
  • For custom captions, a script font will be used.  Please limit to 40 characters.  Specify desired caption in the notes area when your order is placed.
  • This item is made upon order – typical lead time is 2-3 weeks until ready to ship.

This photo of a man mounting a penny farthing bike will be a conversation starter in your home!

Available Options


Small – 17.5" x 14.5" x 1.75", Medium – 25.5" x 21" x 1.75", Large – 30.5" x 25"

Caption Option

Standard Lettering, Custom Caption

Shipping and Return Information

Sales tax

Sales tax is added to Illinois sales at the rate of 6.25%.

Carrier / transit time

Please allow 1-3 business days after your order is placed for packaging and shipment. Tracking information will be provided via email upon shipment

Most products are shipped via FedEx or UPS ground.  Larger items may require shipment via freight truck (Chicago area customers may inquire about discounted local delivery of large items).  Typical transit time for ground shipments is 1-4 business days; however, this may vary.  Products requiring freight shipping will likely require additional time.  You will be provided with a tracking number via email after your order is placed.  We may contact you with additional information or to coordinate large freight shipments.


Our products are made from reclaimed materials and variations should be expected.  We do all we can to ensure your satisfaction with our artwork and customer service.  However, if you would like to discuss returning an item, please send an email to allow us an attempt at first resolving the issue.  All returns are subject to prior approval.  Please do not return an item without authorization.  Original shipping charges will not be refunded.  All returns must be received back within 14 days of the receipt of your item(s).  Return shipping fees will be at the customer’s expense.  Once an item is received, we will refund the item’s purchase price or provide a suitable replacement.

Damage claims

Second Chance Art & Accessories is not responsible for damage that occurs during shipping.  All products are insured for the retail value plus any applicable sales tax.  If an item is lost or damaged in transit please let us know immediately and we will file a claim with shipper used to originally ship your item and issue a refund or send a replacement once the claim is settled.

General Wholesale Shipping Information:

Second Chance Art & Accessories ships products using FedEx or UPS ground, blanket wrap movers, and/or freight shipping companies.  The carrier used for shipping will depend on the products ordered.  Every effort is made to pass along cost savings with shipping when possible.

Ground Shipping Costs: 

Typical shipping costs for a four piece order, shipping via FedEx ground, is 13-20% – depending on distance traveled.  Most items can be shipped via ground shipping.

Larger and/or fragile items – Freight Shipping Costs:

Some larger window artwork and one of a kind items may require freight shipping.   Typical freight packing / shipping costs are $400+, depending on distance traveled and if crating is required.  There is significant cost savings in shipping multiple items together in one shipment.   Smaller items (normally shipped with ground shipping) may also be combined with a larger item (requiring truck shipping) to pass along cost savings.   If you have a preferred carrier you would like us to use, please let us know so we can coordinate this.

Shipping Estimates:

We are happy to provide a shipping estimate for you prior to purchase.  Please contact us with your shipping address and specifics of the items you’d like to order for a shipping estimate.

Dividing Shipments:

Sometimes an order may consist of items with different ship dates.  We are happy to ship the portion of your order that is ready separately from items that may require more lead time.  If you prefer to wait and ship the entire order when ready, we will accommodate your request.

Payment for Shipping:

Second Chance Art & Accessories will invoice you when your order is nearing completion.  Shipping charges will be added to the invoice.  We will contact you for approval prior to charging any invoiced amount.  Once an invoice has been paid, we will ship your order and provide a tracking number.  If you have an account with a specific shipping company and would like to handle shipping charges directly, then we will just invoice the amount of the order (without shipping).