Here's a #MotorMonday pitch I can get behind right now. This image graced the cover of a ca. 1950 promotionalpamphlet touting the new u2018Venti-Heater' feature on automobiles from the General Motors Corporation's Buick Motor Division.
The pamphlet is part of Hagley Library's Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera (Accession 20100108.ZTV). For over sixty years, Zachary Taylor Vinson (1933-2009), a senior lawyer with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1993-1995 president of the Society of Automotive Historians, and 1995-2009 editor of Automotive History Review amassed a large and comprehensive collection of printed material documenting on the history transportation, particularly automobiles.
Our Digital Archive offers a small selection of materials from the Vinson collection documenting the history of the automobile and transportation. Click here to view them online.