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DescriptionChristmas Postcard
Historical ArticleThis Christmas post card scene of 1910 shows a young lady snug and warm in a glass-enclosed tonneau. Outside, a stooped flower vendor in a white woolly coat offers her roses.

The automobile has a right-hand drive and square brass carriage lights and brass horn with rubber bulb. Brass posts support a small roof over the driver's seat, but there is no windshield to divert the cold.

The car design is not a figment of the artist's imagination. A similar sketch appears, almost to the last detail, in the Complete Encyclopedia of Motor Cars, 1885-1968 with this description: Four cylinder engine, Borderel Cail, 1907. Made by Societe-Cail, famous locomotive builders, who made one of the first locomotives in northern France, in 1846.

Kansas City Star
December 25, 1973

AuthorRay, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)
Item TypePostcard
CollectionMrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
Local SubjectHolidays
Digital FormatJPEG
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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