Book, "Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway," 1915

Summary

In 1912, Carl Fisher, an automobile headlight entrepreneur, had the ambitious idea to create the first transcontinental highway. His biggest advocate was Henry Joy, Packard Motor Car Company president. Joy suggested naming the road after Abraham Lincoln, for patriotic appeal and the symbolic connection with Lincoln's role preserving the Union. In this book, Gladding relates her cross-country travels.

In 1912, Carl Fisher, an automobile headlight entrepreneur, had the ambitious idea to create the first transcontinental highway. His biggest advocate was Henry Joy, Packard Motor Car Company president. Joy suggested naming the road after Abraham Lincoln, for patriotic appeal and the symbolic connection with Lincoln's role preserving the Union. In this book, Gladding relates her cross-country travels.

Artifact

Book

Date Made

1915

Subject Date

1914

Creators

Gladding, Effie Price 

Brentano’s (Firm) 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Written by Effie Price Gladding. Published by Brentano's, New York, New York.

Collection Title

Book Collection 

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

92.150.7

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Family of Henry Austin Clark, Jr.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 8.125 in

Width: 5.5 in

Thickness: 1.375 in

Inscriptions

Text on spine: Across the Continent / by the / Lincoln / Highway / Gladding / Brentano's

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