Removing an Automobile Stuck in a Muddy Road, Glidden Tour, circa 1910

Summary

This photograph from 1910 shows the Automobile Association of America's (AAA) Official Glidden Tour Pathfinder vehicle stuck in the mud. The AAA organized Glidden Tours from 1902 through 1913. These grueling endurance runs of several hundred miles brought attention to the poor condition of American roads.

This photograph from 1910 shows the Automobile Association of America's (AAA) Official Glidden Tour Pathfinder vehicle stuck in the mud. The AAA organized Glidden Tours from 1902 through 1913. These grueling endurance runs of several hundred miles brought attention to the poor condition of American roads.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1910

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

87.135.1694

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Automobile Club of Michigan.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10 in

Inscriptions

On front: MOSS PHOTO SERVICE, INC., 350 W. 50TH ST., NEW YORK 19, N.Y. [maker of modern copy photo]. On back, written in pencil: Pathfinder - Glidden Tour Campaigning for Better Roads.

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