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Highlights : Entertainment : Travel

Subcategory Travel contains 16 item(s).

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front Essex Touring Car
c. 1925
The Hudson Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan, hoped that naming their economy model car the "Essex" would provide "snob appeal."
front Mt. Sugarloaf and Trolley
c. 1903
This post card view of Mount Sugarloaf shows the newly-built electric railway car (trolley) heading south near the junction of the roads to South Deerfield and Sunderland, Massachusetts.
front Hotel Lathrop, South Deerfield, Mass.
The photograph (post card) of Hotel Lathrop, located on the northwest corner of Main and Elm Streets in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, was taken c.1918.
front The Weldon
This postcard, mailed in August 1909, shows a view from the west of the Weldon Hotel, the first all-concrete hotel in New England.
front Hairpin Turn, Mohawk Trail, Mass
c. 1925
Scenic routes, like the Mohawk Trail in Massachusetts, fed the appetites of tourists for "untamed" landscapes and allowed them to indulge their growing love affair with the automobile.
front The Bridge, Lake Pleasant, Mass.
Like many other Americans in this period, the Spiritualists who spent their summers at Lake Pleasant wished to immerse themselves in natural surroundings.
front Lake Pleasant

The Spiritualists who came to Lake Pleasant were but one group of Americans in the 19th century seeking to re-connect with nature through camping and other outdoor pursuits.
front Mt. Sugarloaf House
c. 1910
The turn of the 20th century found middle-class Americans with more and more leisure time. It was the fashion to spend a portion of this outdoors, going on walks or enjoying scenic vistas.
front Niagara Falls pin cushion
c. 1889
A Tuscarora made this beaded pin cushion "From Niagara Falls" for a flourishing tourist trade.
front Union Telegraph Line
Stagecoaches were a primary form of public transportation in the 18th and 19th centuries.


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