Sunday, March 15, 2015

Bookplates about Cars Part One

I have a group of bookplates relating to transportation . Within that group  are a number of car and truck items.
This is one that arrived yesterday.

Ref.Page 19

Tales of Studebaker: The Early Years

 By Jan Young
1908 Studebaker Limousine

For those of you unfamiliar with the Studebaker here is a link to photos of their bullet-nose models.

Here are a few more bookplate relating to cars and trucks

Fellow Collector James Keenan paid tribute to  his Volkswagens Harry and Harry Two with bookplates designed by Priscilla Alpaugh Cotter .
Priscilla Alpaugh Cotter lives and works in Massachusetts. Born in 1959 she studied painting and illustration at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and did her graduate studies at Syracuse University. She has been designing bookplates for many years.
Henry Ford II was the grandson of the founder.
He oversaw the company from 1945 to 1980

Mr. Chrysler's bookplate was designed by E.B. Bird

"Walter Chrysler Jr., while a 14-year-old boarding school student, bought his first painting, a small watercolor of a nude. A dorm master, believing no proper young man should have a nude in his room, confiscated and destroyed the painting. The kicker? The destroyed painting was a Renoir! "

  1. Alfred P. Sloan

  2. Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr. was an American business executive in the automotive industry. He was a long-time president, chairman, and CEO of General Motors Corporation. 
  3. BornMay 23, 1875, New Haven, CT
  4. His bookplate was engraved by The Heraldic Company 132 Nassau St , New York City

Two Etched Bookplates by Michael W. Jones

  1. Charles Rolls
  2. The Hon. Charles Stewart Rolls was an English motoring and aviation pioneer. Together with Henry Royce he co-founded the Rolls-Royce car manufacturing firm. Wikipedia

"Louis Renault (French pronunciation: ​[ʁəno]; February 12, 1877 – October 24, 1944) was a French industrialist, one of the founders of Renault and a pioneer of the automobile industry.
Renault built one of France's largest automobile manufacturing concerns, which bears his name to this day. During World War I his factories contributed massively to the war effort notably so by the creation and manufacture of the first effective tank: the Renault FT tank. Accused of collaborating with the Germans during World War II, he died while awaiting trial in liberated France toward the end of 1944 under uncertain circumstances. His company was seized and nationalized by the provisional government of France although he died before he could be tried. His factories were the only ones permanently expropriated by the French government.
In 1956, Time Magazine described Renault as "rich, powerful and famous, cantankerous, brilliant, often brutal, the little Napoleon of an automaking empire — vulgar, loud, domineering, impatient, he was a terror to associates, a friend to practically none," adding that to the French working man, Renault became known as "the ogre of Billancourt."

Stay Tuned For Part Two 

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