Alice Ramsey and Three Companions on Cross-Country Automobile Trip, 1909

Summary

These ladies wore duster overcoats, hats, and veils to protect their clothing and hair during their Maxwell touring car journey from New York City to San Francisco. Alice Ramsey was the first woman to drive across the continent, traversing 3,800 miles in 59 days. The Maxwell-Briscoe Motor Company sponsored this publicity trip and reaped a 50 percent sales increase in 1910.

These ladies wore duster overcoats, hats, and veils to protect their clothing and hair during their Maxwell touring car journey from New York City to San Francisco. Alice Ramsey was the first woman to drive across the continent, traversing 3,800 miles in 59 days. The Maxwell-Briscoe Motor Company sponsored this publicity trip and reaped a 50 percent sales increase in 1910.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1909

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.4988

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: 8.063 in

Width: 10 in

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