Glidden Tour 1908 Pathfinder Automobile and Horse-Drawn Road Oiling Tank

Summary

In this 1908 photograph, the driver of the Automobile Association of America's (AAA) Official Glidden Tour Pathfinder vehicle talks to a construction worker on the back of a road oiling tank. The AAA organized Glidden Tours from 1902 through 1913. These grueling endurance runs of several hundred miles brought attention to the poor condition of American roads.

In this 1908 photograph, the driver of the Automobile Association of America's (AAA) Official Glidden Tour Pathfinder vehicle talks to a construction worker on the back of a road oiling tank. The AAA organized Glidden Tours from 1902 through 1913. These grueling endurance runs of several hundred miles brought attention to the poor condition of American roads.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1908

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.19448

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.125 in

Width: 9.875 in

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