The Beginnings of Automobile Culture

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Professor Guillaume de Syon

Albright College

Professor Guillaume de Syon hails from France and Switzerland, but has called Lancaster, PA, home since 1994. Specialized in both European history and the history of technology, he teaches courses in almost every historical period at Albright College in Reading, PA.

Nowadays, we could not do without a car, but it was not always so. By examining postcards of the early 1900s, we can document how people really felt about gasoline fumes replacing horse dung, noisy drivers, and all sorts of strange, new road rules.

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