Automobile Travel Route Maps, "Motoring In and Out of New York," 1934

Summary

AAA has long been known for its road maps. Roads were so poorly marked in the early years of motoring that maps had to include detailed written instructions or photographs of landmarks with arrows superimposed on them. As roads improved--and with the addition of identifiable highway names and numbers--road maps became easier to follow. This detailed 1934 book of maps to and from New York City came from the Lansing Branch of AAA Michigan.

AAA has long been known for its road maps. Roads were so poorly marked in the early years of motoring that maps had to include detailed written instructions or photographs of landmarks with arrows superimposed on them. As roads improved--and with the addition of identifiable highway names and numbers--road maps became easier to follow. This detailed 1934 book of maps to and from New York City came from the Lansing Branch of AAA Michigan.

Artifact

Guidebook

Date Made

1934

Subject Date

1934

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

87.135.1798

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Automobile Club of Michigan.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 9 in

Width: 4 in

Inscriptions

Text on front cover: MOTORING / In and Out / of / NEW YORK / AAA

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