Program, "6th Annual Boston Automobile Show," March 7-14, 1908

Summary

Auto shows use glamour, giveaways, spectacle, and sex appeal to show off manufacturers' latest offerings. Part entertainment and part consumer education, auto shows have their roots in 19th Century industrial exhibitions and world's fairs. New York City hosted America's first auto show in 1900 and the idea caught on. Paying crowds took away this program from the 1908 Boston show.

Auto shows use glamour, giveaways, spectacle, and sex appeal to show off manufacturers' latest offerings. Part entertainment and part consumer education, auto shows have their roots in 19th Century industrial exhibitions and world's fairs. New York City hosted America's first auto show in 1900 and the idea caught on. Paying crowds took away this program from the 1908 Boston show.

Artifact

Program (Document)

Date Made

1908

Subject Date

07 March 1908-14 March 1908

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

92.150.9443

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored
Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10.5 in

Width: 7.75 in

Thickness: .125 in

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