Ford Model T Town Car Stuck in Mud, circa 1911

Summary

Early drivers faced two types of roads: bad roads and no roads at all. America's primitive dirt and gravel roads were dusty paths in good weather, and impassible mires of muck and mud in bad weather. The automobile's growing popularity led motorists to press elected officials for better roads -- and better roads encouraged more people to buy cars.

Early drivers faced two types of roads: bad roads and no roads at all. America's primitive dirt and gravel roads were dusty paths in good weather, and impassible mires of muck and mud in bad weather. The automobile's growing popularity led motorists to press elected officials for better roads -- and better roads encouraged more people to buy cars.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1911

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.4029

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: 8.25 in

Width: 10 in

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