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Densmore (W. R.) Photograph Album of Early Automobile Touring
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Description
An album of over 100 photographs chronicling early automotive tours across the United States, 1904-1915.
Background
William R. Densmore (1874-1943) was a businessman in the early automotive industry. A friend of Henry Ford, he became a dealer with the Packard Motor Car Company in 1903, then for five years he was the Packard distributor in Buffalo, New York. He was especially noted as a travelling promoter for the automobile industry, engaging in many famous early auto races, such as the Vanderbilt Cup, and early overland auto journeys. In 1904 he made a sensational overland auto journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco which gained wide notoriety and established a new time record for motor car travel between the two cities.
Extent
1.17 Linear Feet (1 box)
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
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