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A Family-Sized Franklin

Back in the early part of the last century when the automobile was still new and a novelty, it was often used as the prop for the family Kodak moment. Here we see a seven-passenger “barrel-hooded” Franklin, Model H six-cylinder touring car, which was produced between 1908-1910, filled to capacity. It was the largest of…

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1911 Franklin Desert Racer

More great photography from David Traver Adolphus of a surviving Franklin desert racer that was driven by Los Angeles Franklin dealer Ralph Hamlin. Hamlin was a contestant in the early races from California thru the desert to Arizona. You can read the results of the race in the November 1911 Horseless Age Magazine excerpt below courtesy of the…

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Mad for Speed – Joan Newton Cuneo

By Elsa A. Nystrom: In 1914, Joan Newton Cuneo, the first female race car driver in the United  States told Country Life magazine, that she had already owned eighteen automobiles. For most people, in 1914, this was an incredible number.  After three years of searching, I have only been able to positively identify 12, along…

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