Tag Archives: automobile culture

An Intro to Travel Clothing

Clothing styles for both men and women of the 1920s were changing, and with the rise in automobile popularity, outfits designed for the sole purpose of motoring came into fashion.  These too, followed the changing trends.  The hemlines on skirts … Continue reading

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Automobiles, Advertisements and Gender Stereotypes

Today’s post expands on a sentiment quickly expressed in Prescriptive Literature about the actions of car manufacturers as they began to realize the consumer power that women had when it came to the purchase of the family car, and how … Continue reading

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A Quick Note On Cars and Autocamping

The advent of Ford’s Model T in 1908 began to transform society’s notions of motor accessibility and leisure time.  This change occurred across socioeconomic and gender lines.  Cindy Aron, discussing the transformation of those who could go on vacations between … 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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