100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

Issued January 11, 1913

Since 1902 COLLIERS WEEKLY magazine has had a yearly Automobile Number highlighting the latest developments in automotive design. It has been singularly helpful in promoting the fledgling industry. The 1913 offering is presented in it’s own separate Automotive section.

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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN featured a color cover showing the assembly of automobiles. The contents focused on the automobile industry including many photos and related car ads.

SCIENTIFIC AMERICANJanuary 11, 1913

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
January 11, 1913

Robert Robinson was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 1886. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and from 1909 to 1912 with the famous illustrator, Howard Pyle. He moved to New York to be near magazine publishers and helped originate the Saturday Evening Post’s “Slice of Life” style of cover art. Robinson’s typical work focused on rural men “old geezer” types. On January 11, 1913 Robinson featured his “old man” taking the grandma on a fast ride in an automobile.

SATURDAY EVENING POSTJanuary 11, 1913

SATURDAY EVENING POST
January 11, 1913

 

 

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