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2016001ev0069 | Augusta Museum of History

Automotive Club in Augusta


Frank Christian




The automobile changed the face and landscape of America. As people experienced the feeling and freedom of the open road, drivers fell in love with the automobile. The evidence of this relationship was made manifest as car clubs sprang up in every city, small town, village, and hamlet across the United States. As this photo shows, Augustans were not immune to car fever. Kids are sitting on the ground in front of the beloved cars, while men are either stand beside the cars, sit behind the steering wheels, or sit atop the stone archway in the photo. The cars pictured were manufactured between 1916 and 1929 and are lined up by year. One can see the progress in technology and design over those years as tops got smoother, headlights got bigger, and engine bays were larger.

Credit Line

Donated by Frank Christian Jr. The son and grand-nephew of the photographers of the Frank Christian Collection.



Object ID

2016.001.ev.0069 a-b

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