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Car Camping 1920s Style

"Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa 1920. "Family in auto tourist camp." A novelty that would evolve into tourist cabins of the 1920s and '30s, the motor courts of the '40s and '50s and culminate in the motor hotel, or 'motel.'"
From Shorpy

3 comment s:

Anonymous said...

Amazing picture. It appears there is a light bulb on a cord hanging from the stick in the middle of the photo and it is plugged into the top of the vehicle. I thought I was being so creative plugging patio lanterns into my Westfalia, guess not!

Trailer Park Cyclist said...

That is proto-westphalia. As a side note, those people look oddly familiar...

windpowerjohn said...

aviation pioneer Glen Curtis built the first 5th wheel - the Aerocar - for camping around 1929 http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/c/curtiss/curtiss2.htm

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