On the Road - 2
Florence M. Trinkle (1866-1939)
Coast to coast in a Brush Runabout, 1908
Los Angeles: Floyd Clymer, c1952
Account of a transcontinental automobile trip in 1908 (the 17th officially recorded) by Florence M. Trinkle and her husband Fred A. Trinkle, a Denver, Colorado mechanic and automobile dealer (agent for Brush Runabout). Includes information on the Brush Runabout, the “everyman’s car,” including period advertisements. “It appalled us at first to think of driving such a little car over the long uninhabited distances…I guess there must be pioneer blood in our veins; the ‘call of the road’ won…We knew there were no road signs of any kind along the way so we carried a compass and railroad maps….We each carried a suitcase with one full change of clothes….and both of us had a revolver.”
DeGolyer Library, Pamphlet Collection, GV1021 .T75 1952
Gertrude Lyman Phillips (1884-1958)
5000 miles overland: wonderful performance of a wonderful car: the story of Miss Scott’s journey overland
[Toledo, Ohio: Express Publishing Co., 1910?]
A promotional for the Overland Automobile, 5,000 miles tells the story of two women, a bottle of sea water, and their transcontinental trip, without male assistance. It provides a brief recount and record of an Atlantic-Pacific pleasure trip. “Lady Overland” refers to the little white and silver stock car model 38 car. Blanche Stuart Scott (1886-1970) was a pioneer aviator in a time when men dominated the industry. She began automobiling at the age of 13 before there was a minimum driving age or licensing. She drove, unassisted, 5393 miles from New York to San Francisco and was the first person to inaugurate a transcontinental motor trip for the purpose of interesting women in the value of motor car driving.
DeGolyer Library, Vault, E168 .P55 1910
Evelyn Jessup Post
Western travel album from Wellesley, Massachusetts to San Diego, California
Scrapbook with photographs of Evelyn Jessup Post’s trip from Wellesley, Massachusetts, to San Diego, California, also, Utah, Wyoming, Mexico. The scrapbook contains candid photographs of the travel group, many of women, automobiles, and activities. Included are telegrams, postcards, brochures, souvenir programs, theater, opera and song recital programs, telegrams, letters, and notes.
DeGolyer Library, Prints and Photographs, Ag1996.1043
Margaret Righter (1900-1987)
Margaret Willms Righter was a piano teacher from California. The diaries in her collection begin when she was ten years old and describe her childhood in Lodi, California; her father John Henry Willms and his ranch; marriage to Cornelius Righter; her sons, Richard and Robert; and her various residences in Stockton, San Mateo, and Burlingame. Five travel diaries from 1939-1961 are also included.
DeGolyer Library, Manuscript Collection, A2019.0048c
Gift, Robert Righter, 2019
Harriet White Fisher (1865-1939)
A woman’s world tour in a motor
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1911
Woman in auto belts world! Harriet White Fisher Andrew was an American known for being the first woman to circle the globe in a Locomobile. The Locomobile Company of America was an automobile manufacturer founded in 1899, and one of the earliest car manufacturers in the advent of the automobile age. After a trial trip across the United States, she set out for Cherbourg, and from there headed to Paris to begin her tour. From France to Switzerland to Italy, Harriet then sailed from Genoa to Bombay where she began the next leg of her auto journey. She crossed India to Japan, sailed across the Pacific through Honolulu to the Pacific Coast. Her final leg brought her back to the east coast. If the journey itself was not impressive enough, imagine the motoring lady traveling with her pug and bull terrier under one arm, and her pet monkey under the other.
DeGolyer Library, General Collection, G440.F5 1911
Hupp Motor Car Company
Hupmobile motor cars: wherein is indicated why we believe the Hupmobile to be in its class the best car in the world
Detroit, Michigan: Hupp Motor Car Company, c. 1913
Advertising booklet for Hupmobile cars featuring a woman on the cover exiting the car. Hupmobile was an automobile built from 1909 through 1939 by the Hupp Motor Car Company of Detroit. Hupmobile advertising featured women dressed in the colorful fashions of the era.
DeGolyer Library, Pamphlet Collection, TL215.H86 H876 1913