From there he had travelled in five days to
Ankara, where a crowd of over one thousand people,
including the governor and city officials had
gathered to watch his arrival. At their request
he had ridden up and down the road three times,
covering a distance of 1200 yards in two minutes
and fourteen seconds. Mr Stephens later took
his leave of the governor and the officials,
and set off for Yozgat.'
For children without a bicycle, a hoop was the
next best thing, and both make their appearance
in childrn'sn photographs, along with toy horses.
For children the chance to sit on those marvellous
rocking horses was proably more important than
the photograph itself. The hobbyhorse, ancestor
of the more sophisticated rocking horse, was
evidently no less popular than bicycles and
hoops. On into the 20th century, we find aeroplanes
making their appearance as the most exciting
new piece of studio decor.