Automotive Photograph Collection

1904-1976


Descriptive Summary

Title: Automotive Photograph Collection
Dates: 1904-1976
Collection Number: P-278
Creator/Collector:
Extent: (Boxes:2 letter; 2 1/2 letter, 1 flat)
Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Abstract: An artificial collection of small, individual automotive-related photograph collections. 1904 - 1976, undated.
Language of Material: English

Access

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Preferred Citation

Automotive Photograph Collection. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Scope and Content of Collection

An artificial collection of small, individual automotive-related photograph collections. Topics include Earl Cooper's racing activities primarily in his Stutz #8, although there are photos of other race cars that he and others raced. Cooper donated the Stutz to the museum in 1935, and there are photographs commemorating the donation and the car on display in the museum. Other photographs pertain to automobile makers Earle C. Anthony and Homer Laughlin. There are photos of the BMW 507 of Raymond Loewy, its construction in 1957 and the subsequent donation of the automobile to the museum's collection. There are also photos of vehicles used by Warner Bros. movie studios. 1904 - 1976, undated.

Indexing Terms

Automobile racing.
Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986
Anthony, Earle C.
Winton Engine Corporation