The Ford Game and Travel Book, 1959

Summary

As the interstate highway system expanded and automobiles became more reliable, the distance of the average automobile trip lengthened. Families traveling long hours looked for ways to occupy restless children while on the road. The 1959 Ford Game and Travel Book included games, songs, stories, riddles, and information enough to "provide hours and hours of pleasure for the whole family during the trip."

As the interstate highway system expanded and automobiles became more reliable, the distance of the average automobile trip lengthened. Families traveling long hours looked for ways to occupy restless children while on the road. The 1959 Ford Game and Travel Book included games, songs, stories, riddles, and information enough to "provide hours and hours of pleasure for the whole family during the trip."

Artifact

Book

Date Made

1959

Collection Title

Book Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2019.0.3.22

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 10.75 in

Width: 8.25 in

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