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Columbia Motor Car Ad, from Town and Country, 1911

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Columbia Motor Car Ad, from Town and Country, 1911
Smithsonian Institution

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Columbia Motor Car
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Well dressed men, smoking and socializing as their chauffeurs wait outside, grace this 1911 advertisement for the Columbia Motor Car. The ad appeared in Town and Country, and was clearly pitched at elite buyers. The advertising copy proclaimed "Wherever fashionable people gather, there you will find the Columbia car. Its use is a mark of distinction-a proof of one's appreciation of the niceties, the refinements, the comforts of life."
Physical Description
advertisement.
Details
Date Made:
1911
Locations:
Connecticut
History
Located in Hartford, Connecticut, the Columbia Motor Car Company existed from 1909 to 1913, although it had a number of earlier incarnations, having its roots in the the Pope Manufacturing Company, which began producing cars in 1897.

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