This Model "C" Women's Stearns bicycle has a colorful history. I purchased it from the great grandson of the original owner. She operated a saloon and brothel in Aberdeen Washington in the 1890's. She bought this Stearns new and used it to commute to her place of business until purchasing a new brass era Ford Model "T" in 1904. Quite the character, her great grandson informed me that she had a pet rooster and smoked cigars !
Note the original license tag on the head tube dated 1898.