~ Cadillac, 1955via Vintage Ads LiveJournal"In fact, owners freely admit that the car acts as a wonderful tonic for their spirit and outlook and disposition."

~ Cadillac, 1955
via Vintage Ads LiveJournal

"In fact, owners freely admit that the car acts as a wonderful tonic for their spirit and outlook and disposition."

~ Every Woman’s Encyclopaedia, c. 1910-1912
~ Your Highway ABC Book, by Jay H. Williams, 1935via University of Washington

~ Your Highway ABC Book, by Jay H. Williams, 1935
via University of Washington

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~ Good Housekeeping, 1917via HathiTrust Digital Library"Unmindful of pedals or levers, attention undiverted, at a mile an hour on high gear you smoothly weave your way - in your Haynes!”

~ Good Housekeeping, 1917
via HathiTrust Digital Library

"Unmindful of pedals or levers, attention undiverted, at a mile an hour on high gear you smoothly weave your way - in your Haynes!

~ Aeronautics magazine,  May 1911"Specially made for Aviators and Automobilists"

~ Aeronautics magazine, May 1911

"Specially made for Aviators and Automobilists"

~ Overland ad, 1915via Vintage Ads LJ(click to enlarge)"Motoring is one of the real joys of living. Also, it’s a necessity to those who value time, and wish to annihilate distance."

~ Overland ad, 1915
via Vintage Ads LJ
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"Motoring is one of the real joys of living. Also, it’s a necessity to those who value time, and wish to annihilate distance."

~ Cycle and Automobile Trade Journal, June 1909

~ Cycle and Automobile Trade Journal, June 1909

~ Cycle and Automobile Trade Journal, June 1909(click to enlarge)"When you overtake a car and there is a cloud of dust ahead of you—raise the shield. When you have passed the car and want fresh and bracing air—lower the shield […] without slackening the speed of your car”
~ Cycle and Automobile Trade Journal, June 1909
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"When you overtake a car and there is a cloud of dust ahead of you—raise the shield. When you have passed the car and want fresh and bracing air—lower the shield […] without slackening the speed of your car”
~ 1937via Flickr(click to enlarge)"You’re never alone when you ride with a genuine Ford radio in your Ford V-8. The news of the world, sports, music, drama - a turn of the dial and they’re yours."

~ 1937
via Flickr
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"You’re never alone when you ride with a genuine Ford radio in your Ford V-8. The news of the world, sports, music, drama - a turn of the dial and they’re yours."

~ Road Rights of Motorists: Containing the Rules of the Road and the Automobile Laws of all States; Twyman O. Abbott, 1910
via Northwestern University Library

~ Road Rights of Motorists: Containing the Rules of the Road and the Automobile Laws of all States; Twyman O. Abbott, 1910
via Northwestern University Library

~ The American Magazine, vol. XCII, July 1921 - December 1921via google books(click to enlarge)"You won’t get a professionally perfect job, but you will get a job that will make you consider yourself a gifted amateur!"

~ The American Magazine, vol. XCII, July 1921 - December 1921
via google books
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"You won’t get a professionally perfect job, but you will get a job that will make you consider yourself a gifted amateur!"

classifiedhumanity:

This one is a bit hard to read, so we’ve included a copy of the text below:
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None may question the hold motoring has taken upon the world, observes The Commentator in the current issue of American Motorist.  ”I know persons, and so do you, who are so used to reclining on the cushions of a car that they’d get apoplexy if they walked two steps.  Others there are who spend so much time in their cars that they could easily sell themselves as automobile accessories.  Plenty of men never have occasion, thanks to the every-ready, over-able car, to use their legs, and merely wear trousers because the law makes ‘em do it.  Why, it has become so that the next move will me to change the million or more automobile schools into walking universities where adults, like babes, shall be taught the forgotten art of pedestrianism — if we can find any teachers.”
November 11th, 1917

classifiedhumanity:

This one is a bit hard to read, so we’ve included a copy of the text below:

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None may question the hold motoring has taken upon the world, observes The Commentator in the current issue of American Motorist.  ”I know persons, and so do you, who are so used to reclining on the cushions of a car that they’d get apoplexy if they walked two steps.  Others there are who spend so much time in their cars that they could easily sell themselves as automobile accessories.  Plenty of men never have occasion, thanks to the every-ready, over-able car, to use their legs, and merely wear trousers because the law makes ‘em do it.  Why, it has become so that the next move will me to change the million or more automobile schools into walking universities where adults, like babes, shall be taught the forgotten art of pedestrianism — if we can find any teachers.”

November 11th, 1917

classifiedhumanity:

November 11th, 1917

classifiedhumanity:

November 11th, 1917