Covered Wagon Trailers Catalog, "For Touring, Camping, Hunting, Fishing," circa 1930

Summary

Auto camping in the 1920s and 30s did not need to be uncomfortable. Trailers could provide home-like comforts not found in a tent. This 1930s Covered Wagon trailer catalog depicts happy inhabitants enjoying real beds, preparing meals in compact but convenient kitchens, and eating meals in peace and comfort. The trailer became not only a shelter but a home.

Auto camping in the 1920s and 30s did not need to be uncomfortable. Trailers could provide home-like comforts not found in a tent. This 1930s Covered Wagon trailer catalog depicts happy inhabitants enjoying real beds, preparing meals in compact but convenient kitchens, and eating meals in peace and comfort. The trailer became not only a shelter but a home.

Artifact

Trade catalog

Date Made

circa 1930

Subject Date

circa 1930

Collection Title

Trade Catalog Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

89.144.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 5.25 in  (16.75 in when unfolded)

Width: 8 in  (16 in when unfolded)

Inscriptions

Text on front cover: FOR TOURING- CAMPING- HUNTING- FISHING

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