THE FIRST AUTOMOBILE ADVERTISEMENT!
Scientific American, New York
August 13, 1898
The Winton Motor Carriage Co. of Cleveland, Ohio advertises “THE WINTON MOTOR CARRIAGE.” In an ad headed “DISPENSE WITH A HORSE”, the company’s new horseless carriage is said to travel at a speed between 3 and 20 miles per hour with no vibration. “Kane’s Famous First Facts” notes this as the very first advertisement for an automobile. Great sketch of the car as well.
This photo-filled illustrated newspaper is also simply loaded with shots of the destroyed Spanish fleet at the Battle of Manila Bay during the ongoing Spanish-American War. Admiral Dewey’s U.S. battleships massacred Admiral Cervera’s ships in a decisive encounter in the Philippines.
Sixteen pages, very fine condition. You’ll love this amazing early publication.