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Gilding the Lily: Accessorized Thirties Fords

After viewing this set of images, the thought crossed our mind that the first accessories available for the automobile probably appeared in the late-1890s, not long after some of the first production cars were manufactured. Soon afterward manufacturers and entrepreneurs jumped on the bandwagon and began selling parts and trinkets to “improve” a vehicle, and…

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The Ford display at the Chicago 1933-34 Century of Progress Exposition and the film Rhapsody in Steel

Chicago’s 1933-34 Century of Progress Exposition used the theme of progress to encourage optimism during the depression. After the Ford Motor Company opened its massive exhibition building in 1934, fairgoers could peruse acres of industrial demonstrations and informative displays. The photos seen here are of a 1933 or 1934 Ford display chassis set up to…

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