“Uno-Wheel, if braked suddenly, has been known to spin its rider round and round inside the big main wheel.”
Wallace Kirkland photograph from Chicago in 1948 found on LIFE magazine’s website. 

“Uno-Wheel, if braked suddenly, has been known to spin its rider round and round inside the big main wheel.”

Wallace Kirkland photograph from Chicago in 1948 found on LIFE magazine’s website. 

Racing cyclist T. Osborne photographed by Reinhold Thiele circa 1905

Racing cyclist T. Osborne photographed by Reinhold Thiele circa 1905

Six Day Track Racing from a 1948 article in Life Magazine. Thanks to Sasha Eysymont’s flickr stream where you can find the rest of the article and 

Six Day Track Racing from a 1948 article in Life Magazine. Thanks to Sasha Eysymont’s flickr stream where you can find the rest of the article and 

Civilians taking their bicycles to the streets to celebrate the liberation of Paris by Allied troops. Photo was taken by Frank Scherschel for Life Magazine

Civilians taking their bicycles to the streets to celebrate the liberation of Paris by Allied troops. Photo was taken by Frank Scherschel for Life Magazine

Monument to the Founding of the North Korean Workers’ Party from Esquire’s The Seven Wonders of the Totalitarian World. Life magazine have recently profiled North Korea and is a rather disturbing window into another world. The photo essay can be found here.

Monument to the Founding of the North Korean Workers’ Party from Esquire’s The Seven Wonders of the Totalitarian World. Life magazine have recently profiled North Korea and is a rather disturbing window into another world. The photo essay can be found here.

On April 26, 1986, Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear reactor underwent a series of explosions, leading to the deaths of 56 people and the evacuation of more than 350,000 people. It will be 900 years before the area is safe to live in again. Strangely, though, Chernobyl and the surrounding radiation zone have become an increasingly popular tourist attraction, which Ukraine plans to open up to visitors in 2011.
Here: A gas mask lies near a doll at a kindergartens in the ghost city of Pripyat, a town deserted since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, and once home to 30,000.
From Life’s Tumblr page.
More photos of the Chernobyl site can be found in Life’s profile, Chernobyl: Unlikely Tourist Spot

On April 26, 1986, Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear reactor underwent a series of explosions, leading to the deaths of 56 people and the evacuation of more than 350,000 people. It will be 900 years before the area is safe to live in again. Strangely, though, Chernobyl and the surrounding radiation zone have become an increasingly popular tourist attraction, which Ukraine plans to open up to visitors in 2011.

Here: A gas mask lies near a doll at a kindergartens in the ghost city of Pripyat, a town deserted since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, and once home to 30,000.

From Life’s Tumblr page.

More photos of the Chernobyl site can be found in Life’s profile, Chernobyl: Unlikely Tourist Spot

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 1960: Pair of cyclists weaving through traffic on a crowded New York City street along 5th Ave.

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 1960: Pair of cyclists weaving through traffic on a crowded New York City street along 5th Ave.