Tag Archives: women’s history

Road Trip 1929: Day 9: Elgin, Illinois

I hope you didn’t miss me too much over my blogging vacation, but Three Months By Car is back! Since I made you wait a while between my last post and now, I wanted to share a transcription with all … Continue reading

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Road Trip 1929: Day 7: Chicago, Illinois

I realized today that it has been over a month and a half since the last time I shared a transcription with you all.  It’s a short postcard, but I’m sharing the postcards and letters in order, so this one … Continue reading

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A Quick Note on Camps and Cabins

In Dust Everywhere, I wrote how author Alison Edwards and his wife worried about potential bathing issues, but discovered that they had no trouble in finding camps with shower baths.  In Laundry on the Road, I told you how Dotty, … Continue reading

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When Flappers Ruled The Earth: How Dance Helped Women’s Liberation | The Guardian

Just a quick post to let you know about this article I stumbled across this weekend.  I think its a great article, much like those from the Threaded blog (which ran the History of the Flapper series that I shared).  … Continue reading

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Laundry On The Road

Tonight I return to a post from March 14 about clothing to discuss a necessary activity regarding clothing: laundry.  For a three-months-long trip, laundry was a regular task, and unlike today it wasn’t as simple as a fancy hotel’s ability … Continue reading

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A Photograph Revealed

Three Months By Car has been a part of my life for three years now.  If you’ve been with me from the beginning of this blog (or have caught up since discovering me), you know that I began my research … Continue reading

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In the Box #2

As I revealed in my last post, Dotty had yet to make it to Houston by the time her step-mom had mailed her a letter via general delivery.  On November 18, when the letter was marked for return to Bridgeport, … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers

Hello all, It’s been about 2 1/2 months since the launch of Three Months By Car.  In that time, the blog’s 31 posts (tonight’s makes 32) have been viewed over 3,800 times, the Facebook page has received over 300 ‘Likes’, … 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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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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