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Ad from The American Boy for Overland cars, February 1915

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Ad from The American Boy for Overland cars, February 1915
Library of Congress

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This object appears in the following sections:


Americans Adopt the Auto:
Americans Adopt the Auto — Creating a Nation of Drivers

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Advertisement for The American Boy


A Boy's Text Book on Gas Engines, by Fay Leone Faurote


Advertisement from The American Boy for Overland cars
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
The Willys-Overland company manufactured cars in Toledo Ohio, from 1908 to 1963. The company was one of a number of car manufacturers who advertised in The American Boy, a magazine for teenage males.
Physical Description
advertisement
Details
Date Made:
1915
Locations:
Michigan, Ohio
History

Almost as soon as the first automobile took to the roads, American children played with car toys, read car books, and even learned how combustion engines worked. Making cars a part of kids' lives-even kids whose families didn't own cars-helped make automobile ownership appealing to future generations of car buyers. Because much of this material targeted boys-often in innovative and ingenious ways-it helped shape a society in which women were far less likely to own and drive a car.

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Manufacturer
Willy-Overland Company


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