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Coolidge-Dawes Lincoln Tour campaign truck photograph


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Dedicated in 1913, the Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental road for automobiles in the United States. It winds its way over 3,000 miles between New York City and San Francisco, traveling through numerous cities including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Omaha, Cheyenne, and Salt Lake City.

In 1924, Republican presidential candidate Calvin Coolidge organized The Lincoln Tour, a 56-day, cross-country road rally of 100,000 automobiles that was designed to be a continuous political parade from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The tour included rallies in towns along the route and speeches from prominent Republican politicans, advocating for Coolidge's reelection.

The Lincoln Highway Association. "The Lincoln Highway." "The 1924 Coolidge-Dawes Lincoln Tour."

This is a photograph of a truck from the Calvin Coolidge and Charles Dawes campaign's Lincoln Tour. E.A. Seidel, driver of the lead truck, stands on the running board, waving. The photographer is unidentified.

Shelved in SPEC GRA oversize boxes (18 inches)

Purchase, 2020

Processed and encoded by John D. M. Caldwell, September 2020.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2020 September 6
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Collection Inventory

[Calvin] Coolidge - [Charles G.] Dawes Lincoln Tour campaign truck photograph, 1924.
C3 : A : 5

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