Improbable transportation is a class newly added in 2021. Elephant on a high-wheel bicycle.
In the 1880s these bicycles were called “wheels”. Wheelmen (Smithsonian Magazine), referred to high-wheeled bicycles as an “Ordinary” after the safety bicycle came on the scene in the 1890s. They were also called “dangerous”, but not by this elephant!
Button made by Kim and Katherine McClelland.
The above is based on the National Button Society's Classification System.
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