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Dust Everywhere

I left off my laundry post with Dotty writing home that everything gets coated in dust.  I’ve previously discussed how advice literature told readers to wear tall boots to keep out dust and to wrap good clothes in paper to … Continue reading

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Insight Into How Dotty, Edie, and Ev Packed

A couple of posts ago, I discussed how clothing posed as a packing problem for road-tripping females, as they were advised to pack for both the physical traveling as well as any social activity where travel clothes would be inappropriate.  … Continue reading

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A Quick Note on Male/Female Differences in the Advice they Offer

As I discussed in Automobiles, Advertisements and Gender Stereotypes, early automobile manufacturers designed cars with both men and women in mind because society at the time viewed certain aspects of autos through a gendered and stereotypical lens.  Society linked females … Continue reading

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Prescriptive Literature

Prescriptive literature is also known as advice literature, and in as soon as autos arrived on the market, literature about their usage appeared in massive quantity.  Prescriptive literature on motoring and autocamping became more prevalent toward the late 1910s, yet … Continue reading

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The Master’s Thesis: An Intro

In 2010, the rediscovery of a box containing Dorothy Guyott’s postcards and letters inspired a thesis on the road trip that she took with Edith and Evelyn Stohl in 1929.  Additionally, the cedar box consisted of one letter sent to … Continue reading

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