Ford Motors’ Touring Car Picnic in Advertisement (1924)

Ford Motors’ Touring Car Picnic in Advertisement (1924)

Twentieth Century motoring greatly expanded opportunities for picnicking by allowing anyone to enjoy the freedom of the road. Fords were ubiquitous cars, and in this advertisement, they reinforced their dominance by claiming, “Wherever you live—in town or...
4-CV Roadside Picnic (1954)

4-CV Roadside Picnic (1954)

Have a motorcar, have a picnic. Featured Image: Roger-Viollet Agency. Couple Seated before a 4CV. Camargue (France) ( 1954) (File 340.2); http://www.roger-viollet.fr/agence.aspx
Robert Frank’s Picnic Ground-Glendale, California (1959)

Robert Frank’s Picnic Ground-Glendale, California (1959)

Frank’s Picnic Ground-Glendale, California (1959) captures American youth and the motorcar culture, circa 1955-1956. It’s direct and unmediated, serving his intention is to portray Americans as they are. The couples congregate in front of their cars. Because they are...