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Glidden auto tour, Dorrance, Kansas

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Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981

Date: July 29, 1909

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: Halbe Coll. No. 91

Unit ID: 1490

Summary: View of two men in an open automobile, competing in a Glidden auto tour, on a street in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas. The Glidden auto tours were timed, long distance road rallies organized from 1902-1913 throughout the United States by the American Automobile Association (AAA) as a means of encouraging automotive travel and the development of safe roads. Also visible in the photograph are two men standing near a horse-drawn wagon loaded with lumber in front of Lindenmeyers General Merchandise store, a second wagon, utility poles and power lines, windmills, a church steeple, and the buildings and businesses along the city street.

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Title (Main title): Glidden auto tour, Dorrance, Kansas

Part of: L.W. Halbe Collection.


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    Glidden Reliability Tours
    Dry plate negatives
    Dorrance (Kan.) -- History -- 20th century
    Russell County (Kan.) -- History -- 20th century
    Automobiles -- Kansas -- Dorrance
    Automobile travel -- Kansas -- Dorrance

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General Note: Digital image of a photographic print produced from an original dry-plate glass negative, scanned by the Kansas State Historical Society, as part of the Western Trails Project, funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

General Note: The original is a dry-plate glass negative and measures 12.5 x 17.9 cm.