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The Roderic Blood Packard Collection

Through the courtesy of  The Larz Anderson Auto Museum we are pleased to be able to share with you the Roderic Blood collection of original Packard Company photographs and promotional materials. This collection was rescued from destruction in 1951 when Blood traded a 1910 Packard model 18 runabout to secure the collection that was being…

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Packard History Before Automobile Production

The first post from The Roderic Blood collection shows newspaper clippings above, from the Western Reserve Chronicle, Warren, Ohio December 3, 1851, advertising an early business venture undertaken by Warren Packard, who formed the company that would later bear the family name. Below is a Packard Electric Company electric motor, which was produced  by William Doud…

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A Very Early Packard Romance

It is not very often that we see an early photo of the founder of a famous car company behind the wheel of one of his creations. It is even more uncommon to see one on his honeymoon. James Ward Packard married Elizabeth Gilmer on Aug. 31, 1904 in Warren, Ohio. Our photo purports to…

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