For sale is a large, handsomely designed gift-album of photos, advertisements, songs, cartoons, text, and memories, affectionately dedicated to the automobile pioneers of the horseless carriage days. The automobile was a coughing, rattling, smoking apparition which scared horses, outraged respectable citizens, and was judged a passing fad. In one half-century the automobile industry not only came of age, but it wrought tremendous changes in the American way of life.
Floyd Clymer, perhaps the world's top authority on automobile history, has created much more than a chronological history-in- photographs of the American automobile. He has included thrilling accounts of the Indianapolis Speedway Races, the famous Barney Oldfield in action, and the pioneering Glidden Tours. In text and photos he describes the unprecedented empire of Henry Ford, the quaint automobile slogans of the not-too-distant past, the strict highway regulations which plagued early motorists, and Milady's auto fashions through the years.
Famous early cars are pictured, such as the Stutz Bearcat, the Octoauto (eight wheels), the Duck (with its steering wheel in the back seat), and even that original horseless carriage which mounted a life-size horse's head on the radiator (to pacify the real horses).
From Selden's horseless carriage (1877) to a latter-day version of the immortal Model T (1925), the five hundred illustrations and related text of this delightful and authentic piece of Americana will evoke mirth and memories for the adults, and laughter and amazement for the too-young-to-remember. This is indeed a book for the whole family to enjoy and treasure. It is a large heavy book, measuring 8 1/2" wide by 11" high and it has 210 pages. It is in like new and gift quality!
Item is located in Ladysmith, BC.
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