R. E. Olds in a Curved-Dash Oldsmobile near the Pavilion on Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan, January, 1902

Summary

Ransom E. Olds, born in Ohio in 1864, moved to Lansing, Michigan, as a young man and became fascinated with automobiles. He established his own car company in 1897. Olds's Curved Dash runabout (1901-1907) became a best-seller, but Olds left his firm during a management dispute. General Motors bought the company in 1908 and kept the Oldsmobile brand alive until 2004.

Ransom E. Olds, born in Ohio in 1864, moved to Lansing, Michigan, as a young man and became fascinated with automobiles. He established his own car company in 1897. Olds's Curved Dash runabout (1901-1907) became a best-seller, but Olds left his firm during a management dispute. General Motors bought the company in 1908 and kept the Oldsmobile brand alive until 2004.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

January 1902

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1671.P.B.13069

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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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