Tag Archives: postcards

Road Trip Maps

What is a road trip with known destinations (and sometimes the actual roads and mileage) without a map?  It’s true that some fun adventures happen when you purposely don’t use a map, but this was not one of those trips.  … Continue reading

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Road Trip 1929: Day 5: Osceola, Indiana

In just over four months, this blog has reached over 5,000 views.  To celebrate, I wanted to share the next postcard that Dotty sent home. Sept 5th Indiana Dear Everybody: We are having a tri-state lunch this noon, while getting … Continue reading

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In the Box #1

Three posts ago, I shared pictures of the box that contained the postcards and letters that Dotty sent home during her 1929 road trip, so obviously you know that the box contained at least those postcards and letters.  If you … Continue reading

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Mentions of Clothing

As you may have gathered by now, much of the 1920s prescriptive literature found in women’s magazines discussed fashion, but the story about the three girls in Washington D.C. suggests that not everyone who traveled followed the advice given in … Continue reading

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Road Trip 1929: Day 4: Sent from Ashtabula, Ohio

To thank you for helping my Facebook page hit 300 likes before the end of February, I wanted to share this postcard transcription.  This is the second postcard that Dotty wrote on the trip, in Erie, PA, and sent on … Continue reading

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Road Trip 1929: Day 1: Bridgeport to Hawley

Any good journey starts with Day 1, and to thank everyone for helping the Three Months By Car Facebook page get over 100 Likes before the 31st, I wanted to share a post card with all of you. Day 1 … 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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Tracing the Tire Tracks

I am fortunate enough to have been able to trace where Dorothy, Edith, and Evelyn were throughout their trip.  Thanks to the postcards and letters that Dorothy, who went by Dotty or Dottie, wrote home, I can track where they … Continue reading

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A Journey Begins…

Happy New Year, everyone, and welcome to Three Months By Car! In 1929, three young women, ages 23 and 25, went on a three-months-long, tri-country road trip. In total they drove 12,353 miles. They autocamped, stayed in hotels, and occasionally … Continue reading

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