I publish this urgent plea to the Universe in the hope that the person who won the eBay auction in 2010 for this incredible photograph of cyclists participating in the Bicycle Century Run organized by the Riverton Athletic Association in 1894 will see this request and send us a high-resolution scan for our files.
While helping to promote the return of the Historic Riverton Criterium on FaceBook recently, I posted the Century Run photo. I explained to a couple of readers who asked about it that it was a screen capture I had made from eBay in 2010. I lost out on the auction to a higher bidder and this fuzzy low-resolution image was all I could get.
Some readers may not realize that of the thousands of images displayed on our website, the Historical Society of Riverton owns only a small fraction of them. Most came from the collections of generous people who either provided scans or lent the items so we could scan them.
See our December 2018 post, “And the Universe answers… again“ for a list of other times that The Law of Attraction has turned up some amazing images of old Riverton that we had all but given up on finding.
Somebody out there knows where this original photo is. Please help get this message to them.