The World's Largest Public Domain Media Search Engine
Auto equipped with radio (made for Pot. Elec. Power Co.)

Similar

Auto equipped with radio (made for Pot. Elec. Power Co.)

description

Summary

A black and white photo of an old car, Library of Congress Harris and Ewing collection

Title from unverified caption data on negative or negative sleeve.
Date based on date of negatives in same range.
Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955.
General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.hec
Temp. note: Batch seven.

The automobile was first invented and perfected in Germany and France in the late 1890s. Americans quickly came to dominate the automotive industry after WWI. Throughout this initial era, the development of automotive technology was rapid. Hundreds of small manufacturers competing to gain the world's attention. Key developments included the electric ignition system, independent suspension, and four-wheel brakes. Transmissions and throttle controls were widely adopted and safety glass also made its debut. Henry Ford perfected mass-production techniques, and Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler emerged as the “Big Three” auto companies by the 1920s. Car manufacturers received enormous orders from the military during World War II, and afterward automobile production in the United States, Europe, and Japan soared.

The Harris & Ewing, Inc. Collection of photographic negatives includes glass and film negatives taken by Harris & Ewing, Inc., which provide excellent coverage of Washington people, events, and architecture, during the period 1905-1945. Harris & Ewing, Inc., gave its collection of negatives to the Library in 1955. The Library retained about 50,000 news photographs and 20,000 studio portraits of notable people. Approximately 28,000 negatives have been processed and are available online. (About 42,000 negatives still need to be indexed.)

date_range

Date

01/01/1924
place

Location

united states
create

Source

Library of Congress
copyright

Copyright info

No known restrictions on publication. For more information, see Harris & Ewing Photographs - Rights and Restrictions Information http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/140_harr.html

Explore more

harris and ewing collection
harris and ewing collection