1. NEWarticle:How CNC Changed my Views about Race in the 1960s, by Kim Lassiter[A Memories Book Bit].
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3. From 2015:The Man Behind Christopher Newport's Mace: J.J. (Jan) Heuvel, Sr.,by Sean M. Heuvel.
4. CNC's First Shoe Lane Building: Christopher Newport Hall.
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A Memories Book Bit:
How CNC Changed my Views about Race
in the 1960s
Alumnus Kim Lassiter's Memory
Excerpt from pages 178-179*
I remember things that changed me, particularly those that I recognized at the time as changing events. My views of race, for instance, probably reflected those of many white, liberal, Southern males of the time. In short, I was confused and really did not know any black people as individuals. My experience had been limited to sneaking away from home and venturing into the East End [of Newport News] to listen to Fats Domino at Shaun's Townhouse, a black nightclub. I was petrified the whole time I was there, even though people were very nice to me. I was the only white person in the club and was only sixteen. Scary!
Senior year photo of Kim Lassiter. 1971 Trident.
Freshman year photo of Michael Engs, the first black student at CNC. 1966 Trident.
Mike Engs was the first black man of my acquaintance, and conversation with him was like my first experience of champagne. I learned that being young-and-black was vastly different from being young-and-white. I learned about Stokely Carmichael from Mike. I learned that many black people were angry at me, at us. I read some of the books he suggested and developed an appreciation for and a love of James Weldon Johnson and the Harlem Renaissance. I learned that "frame of reference" affected how and what you learn. Sandy Seese was the first young black female of my acquaintance, and I learned from her friendship that the black experience was not limited to a single perspective. Bill Leong, an Asian American, was the most white-bread person in my circle of friends and refused to see himself as different from any other American at a time when race and ethnicity divided us as a nation.
I knew then and know now that my collegiate experiences in the area of race changed me for the better and that the environment of Christopher Newport was such that I came to know people not just in terms of a shared college experience, but more fully because we got to know each other's homes, parents, siblings, and friends away from school since we all lived in either Newport News, Hampton, or York County.
*"Memories That Pre-Date the Song,” by Kim Lassiter, in Memories of Christopher Newport College: The First Decade, by A. Jane Chambers, Rita C. Hubbard, & Lawrence B. Wood, Jr. (Hallmark, 2008). TO ORDER BOOK: Send check for $20 made out to Jane Chambers to: Dr. Jane Chambers, 15267 Candy Island Lane, Carrollton, VA 23314. Money (minus mailing cost) is donated to the First Decaders' Treasury.
Scholarship recipients Lydia Lorenti and Amanda Duvall met each other andemeriti professors L. B. (Barry) Wood, Jr. and A. Jane Chambers at the 26th Annual President's Donor and Recipient Scholarship Luncheon and Program held in the Freeman Center Field House on March 29, 2018. Seated together for the meal and program, the four posed afterward for the CNU photo below, showing (L-R) Dr. Wood, Lydia Lorenti, Amanda Duvall, and Dr. Chambers.
Dr. Wood attended as donor representative for the W.T. Patrick, Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Science, established in March 1985 by Mrs. W. E. Patrick, Jr., widow of Dr. Patrick, a local dentist who was one of Barry Wood's uncles. The award goes annually to the science major with the highest GPA among current CNU science majors. Doctors Wood and Chambers enjoyed meeting the winner for this academic year, Lydia Lorenti, who is a graduating senior with a major in physics and a minor in mathematics. She has had summer internships at Jefferson Lab, exposing her to "cutting-edge nuclear physics," belongs to Sigma Pi Sigma, the Physics Honor Society, and has been admitted to CNU's Master's Program in applied physics. After completing her master's degree, Lydia plans to pursue a Ph.D. in physics and then, ultimately, to become a full-time researcher in nuclear or particle physics.
Dr. Chambers attended the event as donor representative for the H. Westcott Cunningham Endowed Leadership Scholarship, established in 2007 by the Cunningham family and friends of Scotty Cunningham. Doctors Chambers and Wood enjoyed meeting Amanda Duvall, one of three CNU students to receive the Cunningham scholarship this year. A junior majoring in English with a writing concentration and a double minor in philosophy and leadership, Amanda is also interested in marine biology and has been working with the Green Team to restore local wetlands. She is a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International and also volunteers at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center. Amanda plans to become a journalist or a lawyer. Professors Wood and Chambers enjoyed meeting these two scholarship recipients, Lydia and Amanda, and wish them well in their future endeavors.
Sharing our table at this event was also Mrs. Janie Wolf, representing the William D. Wolf Endowed Memorial Scholarship, in memory of her husband, whose death occurred during his tenure in the English Department. Having traveled from Kansas for this donor and recipient luncheon, she was disappointed that the Wolf scholar did not attend. Absent too (also for reasons unknown) were the other two recipients of the Cunningham scholarship.
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Published May 11, 2018
SECOND DECADE HISTORY
The Man Behind Christopher Newport's Mace:
J.J. (Jan) Heuvel, Sr.
by Sean M. Heuvel
The ceremonial mace is a common and compelling sight at Christopher Newport University's academic ceremonies. Crafted in 1977 to celebrate Christopher Newport’s independence from The College of William and Mary, the mace is an iconic symbol of CNU and acknowledges its rightful place among Virginia’s senior public higher education institutions. The man who created this impressive piece, J.J. (Jan) Heuvel, Sr. (1914-2003), was a master cabinetmaker trained in the old European school. He left an impressive legacy of art and craftsmanship that spanned two continents.
In this CNU photo from Commencement 2013, Dr. Mario Mazzarella, Professor of History, holds the mace upright until completion of the Academic Processional. The mace is carried on ceremonial occasions by the longest-serving tenured faculty member, who remains macebearer until retirement. The first macebearer was Dr. W. Stephen Sanderlin, Jr., Professor of English.
Johannes Jacobus Van Den Heuvel was born on August 17, 1914 in Rotterdam, Holland. His father was also a master cabinetmaker and longtime trade union official who had once worked in one of King William III’s Dutch royal palaces.At twelve, Jan began a rigorous, six-years' apprenticeship, learning such important skills as furniture joining and inlay work. As machines were not yet available, all of the work had to be done by hand. Although he was qualified to open his own shop by the early 1930s, the dangerous political climate in Europe prompted him to work instead in the defense industry, where he made wooden wings and propellers for military aircraft while also serving as a Dutch Royal Navy reservist. In January 1939, he married Cornelia (Cora) Van Den Steen, and they had a family of six children.
The outbreak of World War II changed Jan’s life forever: The Netherlands was invaded by the Nazis in May 1940. Serving by this time in a Dutch Army Aviation unit, Jan was assigned to help guard a train depot outside of Rotterdam during the invasion. Following the devastating Battle of Rotterdam and the Dutch Government’s capitulation, he was briefly a POW before being granted the opportunity to join the Rotterdam Fire Department. This assignment likely saved Jan from being shipped to Germany to work in a forced labor camp. However, his fire department service was not easy, as he and his colleagues fought constantly against large fires started almost daily by heavy Allied bombing. As Jan later reflected, “during those days there were a lot of bombs and lots of fire and misery. We would almost set our clocks by the arrival of waves of Allied bombers that rained devastation on the docks and factories of Rotterdam. Our house was only a half mile from German artillery that put up answering fire, so living conditions were not too pleasant.” On Jan’s days off, he would bicycle upwards of 50 miles into the Dutch countryside to try to find food for his young family.
Following the war, Jan tried to establish a business with what tools he had left and engaged in building custom-made furniture. However, because the postwar Netherlands was overcrowded with war refugees, he found it difficult to make a living. Hearing from visiting Americans about the better quality of life in the United States, Jan decided to immigrate and arrived in America in 1955.
The Cabinetmaker's Shop in Colonial Williamsburg, where Jan spent many years practicing his craft (Heuvel Family Photo).
Shortly thereafter, he secured a job with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, which provided him the opportunity to send for his wife and children. The entire family settled in Williamsburg in 1956 and later became American citizens. For the next 23 years Jan served as Colonial Williamsburg’s master cabinetmaker, demonstrating his skills to thousands of tourists.
He also built furniture on special order for paying customers as well as official gifts for visiting VIPs. One such VIP item was an 18th-century pipe rack that Jan built in 1967 for legendary newscaster Walter Cronkite, who called it “the most magnificent piece I have ever seen and the grandest gift I’ve ever received.” Another one of Jan’s signature creations was a speaker’s chair he made for the Virginia General Assembly in 1964, still on display in the state capitol. When Jan was not actively woodworking, he also enjoyed portraying an 18th-century mayor of Williamsburg for the annual George Washington birthday celebration.
In 1976 the decision was made at Christopher Newport College to have a ceremonial mace that would symbolize the institution’s upcoming independence from William and Mary. Shortly thereafter, Christopher Newport officials approached Jan for help with this project. According to then-CNC President Dr. James Windsor, “We chose Mr. Heuvel because of his fine reputation as a skilled craftsman.” Using plans drawn up by CNC staff, Jan constructed the mace during his free time in his garage. Dr. and Mrs. Windsor visited the Heuvel home regularly during this period to watch the mace’s progress, which also resulted in a warm friendship between the two families. Consisting of walnut – a wood native to the Virginia Peninsula and the Christopher Newport campus – the mace took 25 to 30 hours of focused carving and construction to complete. Jan then subcontracted the task of making silver sleeves and decorations for the mace to another Colonial Williamsburg craftsman.
Jan Heuvel in his home workshop, creating the mace, in 1976 (Heuvel family photo).
Then-CNC Board of Visitors Rector Harrol Brauer (L) and CNC President Dr. James Windsor admiring the new mace (Courtesy of The Daily Press).
Jan was always immensely proud of his contribution to Christopher Newport’s history. Shortly before his death in 2003, he was invited back to CNU by President Paul Trible to admire the mace and reminisce about its construction. The two had a great meeting about which Jan raved for the rest of his days. In many ways, this meeting also offered him the opportunity to reflect on his magnificent career as an artist and master craftsman. CNU is fortunate to have made his acquaintance.
(L-R) CNU President Trible, Sean Heuvel (with the mace), & craftsman J.J. Heuvel at CNU, Summer 2000 (Heuvel family photo).
Recent portrait of Dr. Sean Heuvel.
Dr. Sean M. Heuvel has been a faculty member in CNU’s Department of Leadership and American Studies since 2006. Before that, he worked in CNU’s admissions office (2003-2006) and was an undergraduate intern for CNU’s dean of students in 2000. A grandson of J.J. Heuvel, Sr., Sean earned his B.A. in Government & M.Ed. & Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from The College of William and Mary, plus an M.A. in History from the University of Richmond. A historian and leadership studies scholar, Sean is active in efforts to preserve CNU’s history and is the author of Arcadia Publishing’s Christopher Newport University (2009). Sean and his wife (Katey) and two children live in Williamsburg, VA.
Published August 28, 2015
Republished May 11, 2018
CNC's First Shoe Lane Building:
Christopher Newport Hall
(1964 - 2008)
by A. Jane Chambers
Glued to page 5 of CNC'S second yearbook, the 1965 Trident, is the above photo of Newport Hall. Those who own copies of this yearbook--with this photo and also a color photo of professor Usry, to whom the yearbook was dedicated (p. 10)--possess a rare gem. Not only is there no other CNC yearbook with color photographs, but also, to my knowledge, there is no other professional color photograph of the first building on the Shoe Lane campus of Christopher Newport taken the year of its completion.
Ground was broken for Newport Hall in January of 1964. Local architect Forrest Coile, Jr. designed the brick building, for which he developed a distinct style he called "contemporary oriental," which he would use also for CNC's future buildings. Local builder J. M. Jordan & Co. completed construction in 9 months, so that it was ready for use when the fall semester opened in early September (Memories, p. 16). The 24,000 square-foot building cost $320,000 (Serving, p. 48).
The above artistic rendering of Newport Hall is from the inside of the front cover of the college's first yearbook, the 1964 Trident, published while CNC was still in downtown Newport News, in the old Daniel building. Evident in this picture is the arrangement of the building into three parts--two one-story units in the front, and a much larger two-story unit behind them--the three connected by a covered breezeway with a slate floor.
The left front unit housed CNC's library from fall 1964 until fall 1967 and was staffed by library director Bette Mosteller, acquisitions assistant Jean Garner (later Barger), andcataloging assistant Lorena Elder (later Smith). Jean and Lorena were early CNC alumnae. Although small, this first Shoe Lane library was a popular place for students to study (photo left below, from Memories, p. 159). All of the bookcases and library shelves for it were built by CNC's first building and grounds superintendent, the multi-talented Mike Cazaras.
When the Captain John Smith Library opened, this Newport Hall unit then became the home of the college bookstore from 1968 until completion of the original Campus Center building in 1973. The bookstore manager was Jackie Haskins, shown above right with CNC's first business manager, Tom Dunaway (photo from Memories, p. 158). Jackie inherited Mike's bookcases and shelves, of course.
The right front unit was a lecture hall with theater-like tiered seating for slightly over 200 people. It was used for everything from faculty meetings and biology lectures to dramatic productions and graduation ceremonies--and more. Many assemblies were held here, including several commencements. Frances Kitchen's Dramatic Workshop students staged plays here, including the first three-act drama at CNC: Archibald McLeish'sJB, in 1966, with the lead role played by student Charles Milne, who decades later would become Dean of the Tisch School of Performing Arts at New York University. And I remember teaching freshman English to Riverside nursing students here when classroom space was scarce.
The photo left above (from Memories, p. 37) shows then-Director H. Westcott (Scotty) Cunningham addressing incoming freshmen at their Orientation in the lecture hall. Notice the not-so-comfortable seats, which had pull-up desks hanging from their sides. The exit with steps and landing visible here had its twin, the room's entrance, on the opposite side. The other photo (from the 1965 Trident, p. 78) shows students performing in that some room at a musical event called a Hootenanny.
The photo below, from CNU's Archives, was taken in the lecture hall on June 4, 1965, during Spring Commencement. Facing the 27 A.A. degree recipients are (left) James C. (Jim) Windsor, then student personnel officer, and (back to viewers) Scotty Cunningham. The women degree recipients are wearing white dresses; the men, dark suits with white shirts and dark ties. Notice the closed drapes at the windows--used to block out sunlight. Why? Because there was no air conditioning in this room. Both of these one-story units had groups of tall narrow windows, with louvered crank-out window panes (see photo two above) that let in almost no air. All three units of Newport Hall were built to be air conditioned; however, no funding for that cooling would be available until 1968.
The largest and most important part of Newport Hall was the two-story classroom building behind the separate lecture hall and library (later the bookstore). The above photo, which shows that building from the back, looking toward the original library unit, is from Memories, p. 18 (reprinted from the 1966 Trident).
Newport's classroom building was connected to the front units by a covered breezeway with a floor of rectangular black slates. In the middle of the breezeway on each side were brick units with inset cement benches. The photo left below, from the 1966 Trident, shows part of that breezeway behind some students. The right photo, from Memories, p. 71 (reprinted from the 1968 Trident), shows a student studying on one of the benches. None of the students in these two pictures have been identified.
The 1964-65 academic year at CNC was novel. Because there was not yet a science building (Gosnold Hall, which would open in Fall 1965), on some days students taking both science courses and humanities courses had to travel back and forth between midtown (Shoe Lane) and downtown (32nd Street) Newport News, because their science classes and professors were in the Daniel building, whereas their other classes and professors were in Newport Hall. The class schedule had to be set up to allow for 30 minute travel breaks between these classes. Also, until the Smith Hall and Library complex opened (Fall 1967), all of the administration and library personal and offices had to be housed in Newport Hall too. Consequently, Newport Hall during the 1964-65 session virtually was the college.
When it opened, the two-story building meant to house only classrooms and professors' offices was thus a chameleon. The first floor temporarily housed the Registration and Admissions Office (headed by Nancy Ramseur), the Business Office (headed by Tom Dunaway), the Director's Office (Mr. Cunningham and secretary Edna Carney), and the Student Personal Office (headed by Jim Windsor). These administrators, with their staffs, filing cabinets, and offices, took up all of the back side of the building's first floor.
On the opposite, or front, side of the hallway the rooms meant to be classrooms temporarily served various functions. One room housed the Peninsula Art Association (PAA), which would later become the Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC). The photo left, from Memories, p. 16, shows two unidentified PAA members with Scotty Cunningham. In the summer of 2020, CNU plans to open a $50.5 million Fine Arts Center that will be the new home of both its Department of Fine Arts and Art History and the Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC).
Another room on this same side of the first floor housed the Student Lounge, with snack and soft drink machines and tables and chairs. I think student clubs shared a third room along with student publications (the Trident yearbook and the Captain's Log newspaper). Restrooms for men and women were left and right of the row of "classrooms" on this side of the floor, facing the staircases to the second floor.
In 1967, when the administrative and student personnel people moved into their new home, Smith Hall, the space they had occupied in Newport Hall became the college's first Computer Center, headed by Graham Pillow, shown right working at his keypunch machine (1969 Trident photo, p. 25). Because these first computers, unlike people, could not tolerate humid conditions, the Computer Center became the first place in Newport Hall to be air conditioned--and Graham's popularity increased accordingly. People stopped by to see him on especially hot and humid days.
The politicians in Richmond were very pleased that Newport Hall was relatively inexpensive to build and maintain, as would be the additional buildings designed by Forrest Coile Jr. and constructed by W. M. Jordan. The first floors in all of these were made of black slate embedded in cement (outside breezeways and entrances) and (inside)Terrazzo--a half-inch mixture of tinted cement combined with chips of marble, glass or other aggregates spread over a concrete slab. These floors were easy to clean and indestructible. The photo left, with Nancy Ramseur and Barry Wood, (1966 Trident)shows the Terrazzo floor in Newport Hall, plus another cost-effective feature there and in the other Coile buildings: interior cinder-block walls.
I spent over 25 years on the second floor of Newport Hall, which had classrooms on both sides in the middle and eight double-occupancy faculty offices at the ends (4 per end), plus restrooms. My corner office, next to the women's restroom, was room 209. I shared it at various times with Jean Regone (later Henry), then Martha Kerlin, and lastly, for many years, Burnam MacLeod. Except for the metal filing cabinets and the wooden bookcases built by Mike Cazaras, CNC's supervisor of buildings and grounds, all of the furniture in all of the offices and classrooms in Newport Hall was made by prisoners from the state penitentiary in Richmond. Virginia both saved and earned money from this arrangement. These sturdy, heavy desks, chairs, and tables of blond wood were built to last forever too.
The photo here is from Memories, p. 79 (reprinted from the 1966 Trident). Studying at one of those study desks in an empty Newport Hall classroom is Wade Williams ('68), not identified until after publication. Places to study in Newport included the small library, the student lounge (usually noisy), temporarily empty classrooms (scarce), and--at least for women--the second floor women's restroom, which included a cot. A modern touch in the classrooms was green chalkboards instead of the traditional black.
All of the windows in Newport had black marble sills deep enough to serve as bookshelves. The windows were fixed, however, with small transoms at the bottom that opened inward only inches. The building was designed to be air conditioned, but money for that luxury was not approved until 1968. There were also no curtains, drapes, blinds or shades on any of the windows, adding to the serious heat problem in four or more months of the year during the first three years of the building's use. Today's public schools close if the air conditioning doesn't work. CNC never closed.
The cost and square footage details of Newport Hall are from p. 48 of Phillip Hamilton's Serving the Old Dominion: A History of Christopher Newport University, 1958-2011(Mercer Univ. Press, 2011). All other information in this article is from my personal knowledge and/or Memories of Christopher Newport College: The First Decade, 1961-1971, by A. Jane Chambers, Rita C. Hubbard, & Lawrence Barron Wood Jr. (Hallmark Publishing, 2008).
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FROM Donna Skipper Pultz:When I was at CNC in 1965-1967, I worked in the circulation section of the library on Saturdays. I had a key because I had to open and close it. It was open from 8 am to 12 pm. I also worked the reference library, which was housed inside the main building. I had experience working in the library at Ferguson High School, so Miss Mosteller hired me to help in acquisitions, also. She and Jean Garner Barger were wonderful to work for. I spent many hours "reading" the card catalogue, making sure that the cards were in abc order, and using a stylus to write the call numbers on book spines.
I also have very fond memories of the lecture hall. I had Mr. Usry for history. He taught in the lecture hall. I was also a member and president of the CNC Players with Frances Kitchin, who had been my drama teacher at Ferguson High School. We performed all of our productions in the hall. I was in the cast of Carson McCullers' Member of the Wedding in 1967.
FROM Editor: Wonderful memories, Donna! One correction: Mrs. Kitchin's group was called the Dramatic Workshop. English instructor Ron Stewart created the name CNC Players in 1971, when he revived the drama program.
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FROM Michael Coburn: After reading the article about Harold Cones I remembered the class he started called "Pioneer Biology (or Ecology)." We studied all kinds of things such as where to place a homestead on a property, how much of our groceries are actually just packaging, raising animals, and eating off the land, and we made a trip to camp at Peaks of Otter off Skyline Parkway. It was a practical study and full of fun exercises and bonding. My wife and I attended, as did a number of friends with whom I'd later work on jobs. This came after the first decade and was a junior-level course, but Harold became a friend we will never forget. Between Harold and Jean Pugh, the school had two of the best professors we could hope for.
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Published May 11, 2018
a Hundred Years Ago
by A. Jane Chambers
Recently, CNC First Decader Danny Peters (B.S., '71) emailed me a collection of old photographs that included three I have reprinted here (photos 4, 5, & 6). These motivated me to explore the internet for more photos of car camping in the 1920s and earlier. In my own twenties (not the 1920s, but the early 1960s) I enjoyed about six weeks of "roughing it" by car camping across America and back with two friends from my undergraduate college. I have added here a few ways in which our car camping experience was both like and unlike that of Americans a hundred years ago.
On our 1963 trip, my two friends and I had a much fancier (and larger) car than this fellow (above) had in the 1920s--a fairly new and very comfortable Pontiac, owned by one of the friends. But like this man's 1920s car, the Pontiac was not air conditioned--except by Mother Nature. We had NO TENT, but we did have sleeping bags and a heavy tarp. Sometimes we slept in the bags on the ground, on top of (or under) the tarp, or on top of picnic tables in campgrounds. Sometimes we slept inside the car, often with some doors open for air (and feet). About once a week, we stayed one night in a motel, enjoying real beds. Occasionally, we spent a day or two with someone's relatives or friends, who provided beds or at least living room floors for us. In our mid-twenties, we could sleep anywhere.
The lady shown abovehad much more hair to deal with than we three. We all had short hair styles, but we too had personal hygiene challenges, which varied with the summer weather. That's another reason we opted to stay in motels at least one night a week, if not staying with people we knew. Showers, shampoos, and Laundromat trips happened during those times.
This family above enjoyed a popular car-tent combination in the 1920s. We had no tent. This family was also better prepared for camping than we three were in 1963. Notice the cooking equipment, the table, and the chairs. We took along no chairs and no table, so ate in the car if we could find no campground with tables. We did have a Coleman stove and a coffee pot, and maybe a pot and frying pan--but we seldom cooked, and what we cooked came from cans. We also ate a lot of sandwiches and peanut butter and vanilla wafer meals. Occasionally we ate at a restaurant, or with friends and/or relatives in various states. There were virtually no fast food restaurants in the early 1960s. We stayed slender on that trip.
The above shows larger tent extensions than that young family had in the previous picture. Notice there are also windows. Another photo I saw showed these extensions opened on the back end of the vehicles.
The couple in the above 1918 picture were also well prepared for meal-making--very important 100 years ago, when not only restaurants but also towns and cities were in many states rather scarce. We three found that true in many states in 1963 too, especially in the desert areas of the southwest (Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada) and in states like Utah further north. Also, the Interstate Highway System was in its infancy then, having begun only in 1956, and I don't remember driving on anything except 2-lane highways on that 1963 trip until reaching the main coastal cities in California such as Los Angeles.
Driving this 1926 motor home above must have been challenging. However, although all highways were 2 lanes, traffic was extremely light then and few vehicles drove very fast. Was this motor home built by the car's owner, or manufactured at some plant? I don't know. But I expect it was expensive.
Here we have something only the wealthy could afford in the 1920s--a fancy sedan towing an even fancier trailer. The men in both are in suits and ties. They don't look like they are really going camping, do they? Maybe they are taking the car and its trailer somewhere to show them to prospective buyers.
I hope you enjoyed these pictures as much as I did.
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