"Man and Wife Buying an Automobile," Drawing for the Magic Lantern Slide Series "Mr. Spurt and His Auto," 1906

Summary

Before movies, Americans delighted in "Magic Lantern" slide shows. Artist Joseph Boggs Beale drew eight images for the 1906 slide series "Mr. Spurt and His Auto," lampooning the problems of early motoring. In this first slide, the well-dressed Mr. and Mrs. Spurt buy their new two-seat runabout at an elegant showroom.

Before movies, Americans delighted in "Magic Lantern" slide shows. Artist Joseph Boggs Beale drew eight images for the 1906 slide series "Mr. Spurt and His Auto," lampooning the problems of early motoring. In this first slide, the well-dressed Mr. and Mrs. Spurt buy their new two-seat runabout at an elegant showroom.

Artifact

Drawing (Visual work)

Date Made

1906

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

36.658.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Tempera

Technique

Grisaille

Color

Gray (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 14.25 in

Width: 14.25 in

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