T-Shirt, "Give Mother Nature a Break, Drive a CitiCar," circa 1975

Summary

Despite its no-frills design, the electric CitiCar seemed like the right car at the right time when it debuted in 1974. Gas prices were climbing and environmental awareness was growing. The CitiCar was efficient and eco-friendly, but gas prices fell and the company never sold more than 5,000 vehicles. The last CitiCar was built by a successor firm in 1982.

Despite its no-frills design, the electric CitiCar seemed like the right car at the right time when it debuted in 1974. Gas prices were climbing and environmental awareness was growing. The CitiCar was efficient and eco-friendly, but gas prices fell and the company never sold more than 5,000 vehicles. The last CitiCar was built by a successor firm in 1982.

Artifact

T-shirt

Date Made

circa 1975

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2011.311.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the family of Fred W. Miller.

Material

Synthetic fiber
polyester (fiber)

Technique

Screen printing

Color

White (Color)
Red
Black (Color)
Orange (Color)
Green

Dimensions

Height: 26.5 in

Width: 31.5 in  (to end of each sleeve)

Inscriptions

Center obverse of shirt: give mother nature / a break / drive an electric / CitiCar On tag: SUNSHINE STATE / TEE SHIRT CO. / WEST PALM BEACH / FLORIDA / LARGE Verso of tag: [...] / 100% POLYESTER

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