Early Automobiles: A History in Advertising Line Art, 1890-1930

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Early Automobiles: A History in Advertising Line Art, 1890-1930

Early Automobiles: A History in Advertising Line Art, 1890-1930 by Jim Harter
2015 | ISBN: 1609404890 | English | 234 pages | EPUB | 19 MB

Image archivist and transportation historian Jim Harter follows his work, Early Farm Tractors, with an even larger collection of images from advertising line art from 1880 to 1930, this time focused on Early Automobiles. Nearly 250 entrancing illustrations – many suitable for framing – are gems of the art of commercial engraving. Harter provides a very substantial, detailed history of the development of the "horseless carriage" into the brands famous from the early 20th century – racers like Stutz, Dusenberg, Stanley, as well as those that became household names like Oldsmobile, Ford, Chrysler and others. Of special interest are the dozens of successful electric automobiles that flourished for 25 years. The history includes many colorful anecdotes about early long-distance races as well as interesting details of engineering breakthroughs. Full bibliography and index.