Freedom of the American Road c. 1958 Ford Motor Company Highway System bookletBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Americana, 20th Century Booklets, Ford Motor Company, American Highway Systems, Cars, Driving, Construction, Urban Planning).
Freedom of the American Road, ed. by William Laas.
Published c. 1958-60 by Ford Motor Company.
120 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated with b&w as well as color photographs, maps and art work. One oblong double sided three panel fold-out color plate.
Illustrated color lithographed paper wrappers.
Work is a series of short, interesting and very readable illustrated articles about all aspects relating to American automobile ownership and travel in the United States. Issued during the height of the inter-state road expansion across the nation in this post-War boom era of wide spread economic prosperity.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding lightly age worn, small old library stamp at bottom of cover, minor edge curling, light rubbing, yet still overall remains an entirely attractive example of this uncommon mid-century production from the Ford Motor Company.
Text block paper is clean, internally well preserved, very little staining or soiling, any flaws of a minor type unworthy of specific mention.
Still attractive on the shelf. Item displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 13" H x 10 1/4" W. Large heavy magazine.