Paper (Fiber product)
Gelatin silver process
Height: 7.875 in
Width: 11 in
Handwritten in pencil on back on upper right hand corner: 2539
Typed sheet of paper adhered to back of image reads:
IT'S A LINCOLN-ZEPHYR FOR SWEDEN'S LEADING WOMAN DRIVER / World-traveler and top-ranking woman driver in Sweden, Baroness / Alice Stael von Holstein of Stockholm, is shown here behind the wheel of / a Lincoln-Zephyr continental cabriolet in beautiful Garden Court at the / World's Fair Ford Exposition. "It's the finest car I've ever seen," she / said, "and if war conditions hadn't necessitiated my flying back, I would / certainly return to Sweden with a Lincoln-Zephyr," Baroness Stael von / Holstein is a member of the Royal Auto Club of Sweden, says she has driven / Fords over most of the European Continent. She has never driven anything / but a Ford; her latest car, a 1937 club convertible, has crossed the borders / of all the European countries now at war. It has taken in its stride / two dangerous passes in the Swiss Alps in the space of three hours; bridges / in northern Norway so narrow it was necessary to stop and measure them / before proceeding; the most primitive roads and the most modern -- / the fine, four-lane German express highways. The present war, she said, has interrupted / her plans to take her Ford on a tour of South Africa and / perhaps to Tibet. She had been spending a month in the United States, / left June 21 on the Atlantic Clipper for Lisbon. Baroness Stael von Holstein / says she'll "settle down in Portugal and write a book" if she runs into / difficulties in getting back to Sweden, once she lands in Lisbon.