Building Contractor Albert A. Albrecht Seated in 1902 Curved-Dash Oldsmobile, circa 1920

Summary

Detroit contractor Albert Albrecht poses in a 1902 Oldsmobile. Twenty years after its debut, the Curved Dash Olds was an antique -- its tiller steering, chain drive and 4.5-horsepower engine hopelessly out of date. But the affordable Curved Dash had pointed toward a day when automobile ownership would be commonplace -- a day that had arrived by 1920.

Detroit contractor Albert Albrecht poses in a 1902 Oldsmobile. Twenty years after its debut, the Curved Dash Olds was an antique -- its tiller steering, chain drive and 4.5-horsepower engine hopelessly out of date. But the affordable Curved Dash had pointed toward a day when automobile ownership would be commonplace -- a day that had arrived by 1920.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1920-1925

Creators

Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department 

Creator Notes

Probably photographed by Ford Motor Company Photographic Department.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.188.12211

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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