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Louis Marx and Company delighted generations of children with brightly colored, affordable mechanical wind-up tin toys. This comical "Dippy Dumper" toy features Popeye the Sailor, a popular 1930s cartoon character with great appeal for children. Louis Marx recognized the advantage of selling his toys to the chain and department stores that were emerging as toy outlets in the 1920s. His engaging toys and marketing savvy led to great success.
Dave Friedman has captured and preserved auto racing history through his photography. His work -- and his collection of works by other photographers -- documents key races, vehicles, drivers, and teams. In 1963, at the first Continental Divide National Open in Castle Rock, Colorado, Augie Pabst drove his Scarab past Bob Holbert's Cobra in the last laps to take the checkered flag.
The Edison is based on an 0-4-0 switcher locomotive built about 1870 by the Manchester Locomotive Company. Henry Ford purchased the switcher from the Edison Portland Cement Company in 1932. Ford had the locomotive rebuilt into a 4-4-0 wheel arrangement by staff at Ford Motor Company's Rouge locomotive shop. The Edison later went into regular service on Greenfield Village's railroad.
Dave Friedman has captured and preserved auto racing history through his photography. His work -- and his collection of works by other photographers -- documents key races, vehicles, drivers, and teams. At the 1964 U.S. Road Racing Championship event in Augusta, Georgia, Shelby American Cobras placed 1-2 in the Manufacturers' race. In the Drivers' race, Dave MacDonald's Shelby Cooper-Ford finished ahead of Jim Hall’s Chaparral.
Invitation to Ford Division Press Conference Introducing the Mustang II at Watkins Glen Race Course, October 1963
When the two-seat Mustang I concept car caused so much excitement in 1962, Ford worried that buyers might be disappointed in the four-seat production Mustang already in development. The company built the four-seat Mustang II concept car in 1963 to prepare customers for the general shape and look of the production car. It worked -- few complained about the 1965 Mustang.
Dave Friedman has captured and preserved auto racing history through his photography. His collection of works documents key races, vehicles, drivers, and teams. In March 1964, Ferrari -- as expected -- topped the prototype class at the 12 Hours of Sebring road race. The surprise, however, was the performance of the Carroll Shelby Cobras. They outclassed Ferrari in the GT class and swept the top three spots.
The Ford Motor Company created over a million parts drawings from 1903 to 1957. Many of these drawings specify engineering requirements for the components of Ford-made vehicles--including automobiles, trucks, tractors, military vehicles and Tri-motor airplanes. Others document assembly components, stages of casting and forging, or experimental designs. Beginning in the 1940s, Ford transferred the drawings to microfilm.