1936 Lincoln Zephyr Sedan Parked near a Locomotive

Summary

Aerodynamics -- the science of air flow around moving objects -- influenced the design of planes, trains, and cars in the 1930s. In this publicity photo, the teardrop-shaped 1936 Lincoln Zephyr is paired with its railway namesake, the 1934 Burlington Zephyr. The original 1934 Zephyr with its stainless steel, streamlined design and diesel engine set many speed records.

Aerodynamics -- the science of air flow around moving objects -- influenced the design of planes, trains, and cars in the 1930s. In this publicity photo, the teardrop-shaped 1936 Lincoln Zephyr is paired with its railway namesake, the 1934 Burlington Zephyr. The original 1934 Zephyr with its stainless steel, streamlined design and diesel engine set many speed records.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

30 June 1936

Creators

Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Photographed by Ford Motor Company Photographic Department, Dearborn, Michigan.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.66381

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 8.063 in

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