Tag: Washington DC

Drives ancient “Lizzie” to White House to show Henry Ford.



Washington, D.C., April 27. His 1921 Model T Ford polished to a mirror like finish, Ernest A. Franke, elderly Washingtonian, drove to the White House executive offices to day with intentions of showing the ancient model to Henry Ford. “Where’s Henry” shouted Franke, from the driver’s seat, “I want to show him his old car”. Police declines to allow Franke to await the arrival of Ford who was due to have lunch with President Roosevelt, 4/27/38

Early Drive By Banking District National Bank Washington DC – 1924


The photo below from the Shorpy Photo Archive was used to create the artwork for a line drawn advertisement for the District National Bank, Dupont branch Washington DC

(You buy this print in high-res from Shorpy here

Considering the age of the photo the quality is amazing, the car with what appears to be a greeter for the bank is a Lincoln Coupe from around 1922 and the car behind is a Locomobile of around the same vintage.

The tagline is “Drive Your Car To The Door” pretty advanced for the time!