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Catalog Number 2012.044.177
Object Name Postcard
Title Pathfinding for the Glidden Tour - Detroit to Denver and return. 2600 miles in rainy April. Car was an E-M-F "30" - Price $1250.
Scope & Content Color postcard depicting an auto parked before a washed-out road, while the driver stands alongside.
Printed on verso: A river to cross - a raging torrent after a Kansas thunderstorm - and no bridge. A stop; a photograph to prove it; a plunge and the sturdy waterproof E-M-F "30" rushed her passengers over in a twinkling. Water was two feet deep, but it didn't reach the carburetor or magneto - Meinzinger says he knows now how the Israelites crossed the Red Sea dry shod - they rushed it so the water had to pile up on either side and didn't get back until they were on the other bank.
Date c. 1908
Year Range from 1904
Year Range to 1913
Extent of Description 5.5" x 3.4"
Collection Postcard
Search Terms Automobiles