William Walker "Bill" Martin (1860-1942) was born in Dublin, Ireland. His family moved the the United States when he was three. His nickname, "Plugger," was given to him because he was known to never give up. He took up cycling in 1885, raced as an amateur in Nebraska, then turned professional in 1890. A year later, in 1891, he took the Long-Distance Championship of the World prize in the the first New York Six-Day Race.
[William Martin, champion six-day bicycle rider of the world, full-length portrait, facing left, on bicycle with large front wheel and small rear wheel]
- Date Created/Published: c1891.
- Medium: 1 photographic print.
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